12 Sage Essential Oil Uses and DIYs
What is sage essential oil good for? Start with these twelve sage essential oil uses and creative DIY ways to use sage!
Sage has long been used by Indigenous Americans to refresh and purify the body and mind. Many believe it holds the ability to cleanse negative energy from ourselves and clear spaces with negative vibes.
The practice of smudging sage has become the height of popularity, and with it, the use of sage essential oil has come to light.
Which has many of us asking how we can use sage outside of smudging. It doesn’t take much to use sage for other things that can help us relax and support a positive mindset, as well as create an uplifting space.
You’ll find quick, easy sage recipes and DIY projects containing sage essential oil or dried sage. From aromatherapy candles to shower steamers and cleaning sprays, there is a multitude of ways to use sage.
So, if you’re wondering what sage essential oil is good for – Get started now with these twelve versatile sage essential oil uses!
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Which Sage Essential Oil Is Best?
There are several varieties of the sage plant, from white sage to purple sage, to blue mountain sage to Spanish sage, and more. Common sage, also called garden sage and Dalmatian sage is, did you guess, the most commonly used sage. You’ll find its botanical name Salvia officinalis, listed on essential oil bottles.
The name is derived from the word salvation, as Ancient Romans called sage “sacred herb”. This type of sage has long been used for aromatherapy and clearing rituals.
What does sage oil smell like?
Although there are many varieties of sage plants, as a whole, sage and sage essential oil smell like a crisp, bold herb. Many note its aroma is an earthy, herbaceous scent. For those who aren’t accustomed to its scent, it will likely seem very strong.
Sage Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Plant family: Lamiaceae/Labiatae
Origin: Steam distilled from the leaves of the common sage plant
Aroma: Spicy, Sharp, Herby
Perfume Note: Top
Aroma Categories: Herbaceous
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What’s the difference between clary sage and sage?
It’s easy to confuse clary sage with sage if you’ve never smelled or experienced both. Because those who have immediately can tell a difference!
Despite sharing similar names and coming from the same shrub family, they are entirely individual. Clary sage, Salvia Sclarea, is a completely different plant with different properties and uses. It has a gentle, sweet soothing scent, which is quite different from the crisp, clarifying scent of Sage, Salvia officinalis.
Young Living explains that common sage and clary sage are more like ‘second cousins’ than ‘siblings. And that says it well.
What is sage essential oil used for?
The cleansing properties of sage essential oil illustrate the traditional use of sage leaves in clearing rituals. Many put its cleansing and purifying abilities to practice in aromatherapy.
Modern-day spas enhance treatments such as massage to reduce stress and anxiety with sage essential oil. And many of us oily mamas can attest to its uplifting nature in diffuser blends.
Honestly, there’s a lot to offer with sage essential oil, and you’ll enjoy learning how to use sage with a dozen creative sage uses!
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12 Sage Essential Oil Uses and DIYs
If you have been trying to figure out what sage essential oil is good for – you’re in the right place! These creative sage essential oil uses will have you turning to this invigorating herb in more ways than you thought possible.
1. DIY Aromatherapy Candles
If you haven’t made DIY aromatherapy candles for stress relief before, you must! Not only are they utterly relaxing, but they are also fairly easy to make. All you need is soy wax, wicks, essential oils, and a container. And with this natural candle tutorial, you can feel good about skipping parabens, phthalates, lead, synthetic dyes, and other bad ingredients.
As the creamy wax melts, essential oils pillow into the air with a soothing scent. But, when it comes to aromatherapy, it isn’t just about a great scent. Aromatherapy candles can provide many benefits from the essential oils included in the candle blend recipe. Check out the tutorial!
2. Essential Oil Cleaning Spray
The refreshing scent of lemon and herbal, earthy notes of sage make everything this essential oil cleaning spray touch smell divine! Not only that, it saves me so much time because it is a multi-purpose cleaner that can be used in countless ways.
And I know you’ll love the fact that this cleaning spray only requires three main ingredients, which you most likely have on hand. It’s so easy to bottle up and very cost-effective too!
3. Cleansing Sage and Aloe Clear Soap Bars
This essential oil soap recipe is as cleansing as it is invigorating, infused with sage and aloe for a clean, pleasant scent. Encompassing whole dried sage leaves in the clear soap base, they’re a beautiful use of sage. Experience a moment of mindfulness as you take in the sharp, fresh aroma of sage and aloe that leaps out of these invigorating sage and aloe clear soap bars.
4. Lotus Spa Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
With just a few drops of essential oil, you can get that spa smell at home – again and again. This lotus spa essential oil blend is the perfect example of a refreshing, soft floral, woodsy, grounding spa smell. It’s great for so many things, including diffusing and DIY room sprays!
- 2 drops sage
- 3 drops geranium
- 2 drops cedarwood
5. DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers
What’s the next best thing to smudging sage? These sage shower steamers made with essential oil and sage leaves for aromatherapy are just as great! They are equally clarifying and calming with the bold, herbaceous aroma of sage.
Transform your shower and enjoy a moment to yourself with this recipe for how to make shower steamers with sage!
6. Sage Chamomile Bath Tea Bags DIY
Reduce stress and pamper yourself with these DIY sage chamomile bath tea bags. The crisp, clean notes of sage softened with the slightly sweet, floral notes of chamomile will help you clear away unwanted distractions.
Poured into muslin bath tea bags with Epsom salts to soothe muscle aches and joint pain. This herbal treat offers quite a reset.
7. Aromatherapy Shower Mist Spray
It’s super easy to make an aromatherapy shower mist with essential oils to relax the mind. This shower spray recipe infuses sage, lavender, and cypress essential oils into the perfect aroma for ultimate relaxation.
Shower, relax, and breathe in. That’s all you have to do once you bottle up an aromatherapy shower spray! I know I am officially hooked!
8. How To Make Your Own Smudge Sticks
So, we can’t have a list of sage uses without including a smudge stick. I was taken aback by the beauty of the native white sage bushes dotting the desert landscape on a trip to Sante Fe. It had me curious about smudge sticks and their use in smudging rituals.
I’m thrilled to share this delightful and informative guide on how to make and use sage smudge sticks. I answer the most commonly asked questions, from optimal drying time to embracing the age-old tradition of smudging sage. (I know you’ll be surprised how simple it is to do.)
9. How To Make Crystal-Infused Essential Oil Rollers
It’s easy to make crystal-infused essential oil rollers at home. Start with a clear glass roller bottle, add your crystals, four to ten drops of essential oils, such as sage, that pair with your crystals, and top it with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. It’s as easy as that to create DIY crystal essential oil rollers!
Because using crystals with essential oils doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Use my three steps to figure out what oils go with crystals.
10. Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Lavender and Sage
This homemade deodorant is the perfect beginner recipe for DIY beauty products, mainly because it’s simple to make but also because it’s good for your health. The best part is that this homemade deodorant recipe really works! The lavender and sage combination is highly effective and smells very nice.
11. Uplifting DIY Bath Salts
It’s time to prioritize your well-being and find balance. Start now with this bath salt recipe infused with dried herbs and essential oils poured into pretty glass bath salt jars. I know you’ll agree that they are brimming with self-care!
(Plus, don’t miss my tips on what essential oils to put in bath salts and how many drops of essential oil per cup of bath salts.)
12. Sage Essential Oil Blends Inspired By The Desert
Join me on a sensory journey inspired by the warm embrace of native sagebrush in the desert. Each enchanting sage essential oil blend recipe is perfect for grounding, purifying, and embracing the bohemian spirit. Whether you seek a blend for journaling or cleaning, you’ll it all with these sage blends.
Print a sage essential oil blend chart to elevate your aromatherapy experience. Find both and many more essential oil printables in the Oily Chic Library.
There are many versatile sage essential oil uses, from simple diffuser blends to a soap recipe or bath tea. Now you know what sage essential oil is good for!
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