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Sage Hydrosol.

Commonly known as: Salvia Officinalis Leaf Water (I.N.C.I.), Sage.
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis.
Extraction process: Steam distillation of dried sage leaves from organic farming.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Location: Widespread in the Mediterranean scrubland and on the Adriatic coast.
Flowering: June.
Provenance, origin: Eastern Europe, Turkey, Morocco.
Phytochemical composition: Terpene oxides (1,8-cineole, eucalyptol), terpene ketones (camphor/bornone, thujone in low concentration), terpene esters (bornyl acetate), sesquiterpenes (beta-caryophyllene).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear liquid; Color: Colorless to pale yellow; Odor: Camphor, resinous, sage.
Physical characteristics: Density: 0,98 - 1,02 g/cm3; pH : 4,0 - 6,0; Soluble in water; Insoluble in oil; Refractive index: 1,330 - 1,350.
Benefits: Sanitizing, astringent, anti-inflammatory, purifying, rebalancing, soothing, sebum regulating, antiperspirant, antioxidant.
Concerns: All skin types, especially mature, combination to oily, acne-prone, dull and sensitive skin; All hair types, especially oily, dull and damaged hair; Indicated in case of excessive sweating or hair loss.



  • Anti-inflammatory, soothing: Prevent inflammation reactions, a property attributed by its proportion of beta-caryophyllene and eucalyptol;

  • Antioxidant: Help to act against free radicals to prevent the premature appearance of signs of aging;

  • Sanitizing, astringent, purifying, rebalancing, seboregulating: Control the production of sebum, thus allowing to sanitize the skins with imperfections.


  • Face care (face creams, serums, purifying tonics, oils, face masks, lotions, cleansing gels, scrubs);

  • Body care (mists, exfoliants); Hair care (shampoos, hair lotions);

  • Hygiene (deodorants).


Store in a cool dry place, at room temperature, away from heat and light.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

As a general rule, sage hydrosol does not irritate the skin. However, because of the presence of ketones and the absence of studies on toxicity, sage hydrosol is contraindicated in case of hormone-dependent pathologies and mastoses. It is also contraindicated for pregnant or breast-feeding women, as well as for young children under 6 years old. Although the hydrolat is much less risky than its essential oil, which is known for its high concentration of thujone, a ketone toxic to the nervous system when used for a long time, it is better to remain cautious.

To avoid the risks of allergy, we advise you to make a test in the fold of your elbow. If there is no bad reaction within 24 hours, you can apply the product to your face. If there is a reaction, it is best to avoid using it on the skin. 

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Etymologically, the botanical name "salvia" comes from the Latin "salvare" which means "to save, to heal". Sage is a sub-shrub that has beautiful gray-green leaves. It is a sacred plant to which many virtues have been attributed for centuries: digestive, astringent, healing, fortifying, purifying, anti-depressive... It would even chase away evil spirits and destructive energies.