THE SOUL OF SAGE
The plant’s history, uses, and just a few reasons to consider adding it to your rituals.
– KEYS SOULCARE
We’re big believers in the idea that so-called “beauty knowledge” extends far beyond what our eyes can see. So, we’ve done a deep dive into sage — a star element of the candle Alicia has in every room of her house. Here are the exciting and inspirational gems we discovered about this powerful plant.
“Sage is something that I use often in my life — if I’m going to a new place or I’m in a new room and my energy is all over the place, I’ll light some sage.” — Alicia
Sage: history and uses
A member of the mint family, the sage plant has been used throughout the world for food, medicine, and in spiritual practices. Its applications are nearly infinite: from making tea from its freshly picked, grey-green leaves to adding a few drops of the oil to an early morning shower.
Brain and body benefits of sage
The sage plant itself is packed with flavonoids (plant compounds with proven medicinal properties) that support organ self-regulation throughout our bodies.
Dried leaves are a popular cooking spice (particularly come wintertime soup season) for good reason: not only does sage add flavor, but it helps regulate our digestive system’s sugar and acid levels, too.
Meanwhile, fresh leaves are a science-proven oral antiseptic (when chewed) and can quicken healing time when applied to cuts and burns.
Love across the beauty and wellness worlds
The practice of burning sage (aka “smudging”) and incorporating it into body care rituals (from teas to bath soaks to soaps) spans culture and time.
Its calming, grounding scent deserves its excellent reputation. Clary sage is a proven antimicrobial, and there are ongoing studies supporting how its compounds have a positive effect on our cognition and energy levels.
Looking to add more sage into your life? Start with our Sage + Oat Milk Candle, then keep sharing what you’re loving about all things sage in the comments.