sage leaf oil
binomial name: salvia officinalis
derived from the latin salvere (to save), this storied herb has had a reputation for its healing properties throughout the ages. after being steamed from the leaves, the aroma opens up even further, infusing a dry, spicy-herbaceous note to many body-care treatments and perfumes.
benefit: used for its curative, astringent and antiseptic qualities, it’s high in naturally occurring phenols, which help reduce inflammation and relax and cool sore muscles. it can inhibit excessive perspiration by tightening the pores and may be useful in calming skin. its uplifting scent can stimulate the lungs and help to dispel mental distress.