Sage hydrosol is artisan distilled from the leaves of Salvia officinalis, organically grown in France. The scent of the sage leaves are strongly herbaceous, and just as much strongly used in cosmetic applications due to the same astringent and stimulant benefits associated with its essential oil counterpart. Sage is naturally loaded with antioxidants and therefore makes a great addition to anti-aging treatments, as well as anti-inflammatory uses for sensitive skin, and antibacterial benefits for blemish-prone skin.
Sage hydrosol is a wonderful ingredient for women to use as a hormone balancer and menstrual cycle regulator. It helps to alleviate symptoms associated with post-menstruation like bloating and cramps.
Used as a detoxifying tonic, Sage hydrosol can assist with lymphatic drainage, as well as balance the autonomic nervous system. This makes Sage an ideal choice to use during a cleanse or fast, as it suppresses the appetite, reduces sweating, and further improves digestion.
For safety, Suzanne Catty advises to "Avoid in cases of hypertension, and during the first trimester of pregnancy. Sage hydrosol will raise blood pressure significantly more than the essential oil; the lower the dose, the stronger the effect. This is the most distinct contraindication for any hydrosol.”