Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?

I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.

We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.

As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.

Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.

And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you are currently taking. 

Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.


Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…




The medical history of this strong and versatile herb goes all the way back to ancient Rome.  Sage varieties grow throughout North America as well as in Europe and Asia. The essential oil is produced from the plant’s dried leaves through steam distillation. The dried leaves also serve as a popular spice in all kinds of cuisines.



  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Digestive Issues
  • Grief
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Menstrual Issues
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Stiff Neck
  • Women’s Reproductive Issues
  • Wounds



  1. In a vaporizer or diffuser
  2. In a cream blend or lotion blend
  3. In a massage oil blend
  4. In a bath


  • Bergamot
  • Black Pepper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Pine
  • Rosemary



Sage oil is toxic when taken internally in large doses. Pregnant women, people with epilepsy, and people with high blood pressure should avoid sage oil.

Sage oil should be used very sparingly in aromatherapy.




Back Pain Blend

You will need:

2 tablespoons avocado or olive carrier oil

10 drops marjoram essential oil

10 drops rosemary essential oil

10 drops sage essential oil


To make the blend

1. Pour the the carrier oil into a small glass or ceramic bowl.

2. Add the marjoram, rosemary, and sage essential oils to the carrier oil, and stir to combine.

3. Rub this blend into the muscles of your back. (Best if someone helps you)



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Image by Wolfgang Eckert from Pixabay

Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled April 2, 2020

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