This native white sage (Salvia apiana) is used for purification of the air and body, normalizing endocrine and digestive systems, relieving colds and flu, and as a restorative to the skin and hair. This is useful oil for acne, cough, fever, abnormal sweating, and menopause.
In Santa Barbara, California, there are numerous local wild endemic and naturalized medicinal herbs. Many of them are rarely used or only discussed as ethnobotany of the past. Refugio Gardens steam distills their own local essential oils such as White sage, Honeybutton sage, Hummingbird sage, Goldenbush, Woolly blue curls, and California Artemisia in small batches to ensure a highly therapeutic oil that can be used directly on the skin or in a diffuser to scent a room.