Salvia officinalis, commonly known as sage, is native to the Mediterranean region. Its natural range includes countries in Southern Europe, such as Greece, Italy, Spain, Croatia, and parts of North Africa, including Tunisia, Algeria, and Albania, where we source ours from.
Sage is a hardy perennial herb with aromatic leaves, and it has been valued for centuries for its culinary, medicinal, and aromatic properties. In its native range, sage grows well in dry and sunny conditions, often found on rocky hillsides and in coastal areas.
Due to its versatility and pleasant flavor, sage has been cultivated and naturalized in various other regions of the world with suitable growing conditions. It is now grown in many countries worldwide, including parts of North America, South America, Asia, and other temperate regions.
Sage has a distinctive herbal fragrance with warm, earthy, and slightly spicy notes. Its scent is often described as aromatic, resinous, and slightly camphorous. Sage adds depth, complexity, and a touch of herbal sophistication to fragrance compositions.
Sage is used in perfumery to provide herbal and aromatic accents to fragrances. Its scent is often associated with qualities such as wisdom, clarity, and grounding. In fragrance compositions, sage can contribute a fresh, green, and herbaceous element. It is a Top note in our Herbaceous family.
Sage is a versatile ingredient that can complement various fragrance families. It is commonly used in aromatic and fougère compositions, where it adds a green and herbaceous facet. It can also be found in woody, chypre, and oriental fragrances, where it adds an interesting twist and complexity.
It's important to note that while sage is a valued ingredient in perfumery, its concentration and usage can vary in different fragrances. The presence of sage in a perfume can range from subtle and nuanced to more pronounced, depending on the desired effect and the overall fragrance composition.
Sage is often associated with wisdom, clarity, and insight. Its name is derived from the Latin word "salvus," meaning "to be in good health." In many cultures, burning sage as incense or smudging with sage smoke is believed to purify the space and promote mental clarity, spiritual connection, and wisdom.
Sage is considered a powerful purifying agent in many indigenous cultures. The smoke produced by burning sage, known as smudging, is believed to clear negative energy, cleanse the environment, and purify the mind, body, and spirit. It is often used in rituals, ceremonies, and spiritual practices to create sacred and harmonious spaces.
Sage has been used in various spiritual and ritual practices around the world. It is employed by Native American cultures, as well as other indigenous traditions, for purification rituals, prayer ceremonies, and connecting with the spirit world. Sage is also used in certain pagan and Wiccan rituals, where it is associated with protection, divination, and spiritual cleansing.
Sage has a long history of medicinal use in traditional systems of healing. It is believed to possess antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage tea and extracts have been used to soothe sore throats, relieve digestive issues, and support overall well-being. In some cultures, sage is also associated with promoting longevity and good health.
Sage is mentioned in various folklore and mythological stories across different cultures. In Greek mythology, for example, sage was associated with wisdom and was believed to have protective qualities. In folk traditions, it was thought to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Salvia Officinalis
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: Albania
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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