Sage (salvia officinalis)
Sage (salvia officinalis) essential oil is one of the 48 specialty SP essential oils which are better used by trained individuals and qualified aromatherapists. The strong aroma of sage oil is herbaceous, fruity, fresh and camphorous. Inhaled the aroma can be very helpful emotionally for individuals who feel in need of healing but doubt their ability to shake off their ailments.
With its high thujone content it is avoided in pregnancy and in epilepsy. Robert Tisserand recommends avoiding Sage oil altogether in aromatherapy massage work. Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is the more commonly used sage oil. Sage oils are useful for female conditions but require some caution and care in use.