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Saje Balancing Elixir Review

Saje Balancing Elixir Review

Essential Oils have quickly become one of my favourite things; they have a wide variety of uses whether you want to use them for home fragrance, cleaning or even skincare. It’s just a matter of knowing your sensitivities and never putting undiluted essential oils directly on the skin! Recently I’ve been using the Saje Balancing Elixir which is jam-packed with some beneficial essential oils!

Saje Balancing Elixir Review

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, it took me forever to get into using oils in my skincare. I was always under the impression that oils would make oily skin more oily. (How many more times can I say oil/oily in this post!?) I also haven’t tried anything from Saje before because in all honesty I thought that their essential oils were pretty pricey.

Saje Natural Wellness was founded by a husband and wife team and focuses on 100% natural ingredients; they are also owned and operated in Canada 🇨🇦Β and have a strong focus on sustainability through how they choose and package their products.

The Saje Balancing Elixir retails for $24.95 CAD

Bring oily, combination or blemish-prone skin into balance while replenishing moisture for a soft, renewed look and feel. Ideal for combination or oily skin.
The three key ingredients in thisΒ elixir are Tea Tree Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Myrtle Essential Oil.Β 
On the website they state that you should use 3-4 drops after cleansing and toning.

The Full Ingredient List 🌱

  • Rosehip fruit oil (rosa canina) which is used to help lighten dark spots and hydrate itchy skin.
  • Grapeseed oil (vitis vinifera) is chock full of vitamin E and helps to hydrate dry skin.
  • Evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis) is especially good for skin conditions like eczema. It also helps to hydrate.
  • Geranium (pelargonium graveolens) helps to minimize the look of fine lines and can help with dermatitis or acne.
  • Bergamot (citrus bergamia) can help fade scars and heal skin, plus it smells amazing.
  • Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) can help aid skin conditions like acne, eczema and dermatitis. It has anti-bacterial properties.
  • Ylang ylang (cananga odorata) is great for treating acne-prone skin due to it’s antiseptic properties.
  • Myrtle (myrtus communis) helps to balance oily skin and can help control acne.
  • Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) is an anti-bacterial and will help to kill bacteria that cause acne.
LEFT: Un-blended RIGHT: Blended

How does the Saje Balancing Elixir Work?

I’ve been using this elixir nightly in my skincare routine for just over six weeks now, which is usually the length of time it takes for a skincare product to make a somewhat noticeable difference. However, I honestly can’t say that this has really changed my skin at all.

My skin has still been more acne-prone due to the hormone changes (thanks pregnancy!) and the change of seasons has left it more dehydrated than usual. I do enjoy using the Saje Balancing Elixir, but I just don’t know if it’s really done much. There’s still a ton left in the bottle, so I think I have another few months worth of product to test.

It’s not something I’d say for you to run out and buy right away, but if you do have acne-prone and oily skin this may help. It certainly hasn’t caused more acne so it’s worth a try if you haven’t been able to find anything else.

Do you use oils regularly in your skincare routine?


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  • Hannah Chau

    I love that it’s by a husband and wife team! So sweet. I love that it’s sustainable as well. My skin gets very oily sometimes but this product might be great for me!

  • I like essential oils as well and agree with your introduction. Just out of curiosity: Did you avoid certain ones due to being pregnant? There is a lot of advice out there not to use them when expecting, something I never followed.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • There are certain ones I do avoid, yes. I have checked and the ones I’m using are okay – and I avoid using any essential oils directly on my stomach. πŸ™‚

  • I think it’s going to be tough for you to test skincare during pregnancy because of hormones, Lindsey. Usually after delivery your skin will again go out of whack. I’ve seen this brand featured on some blogs before but it’s very rare.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • You’re right, although in a sense it’s kind of a good thing because it’s interesting to see if it can help my weird hormonal skin LOL. Will definitely be interesting to see how it changes afterward.

  • I’ve been wanting to try Saje products but the store always looks too friendly LOL…I know it sounds weird but like to be left alone when I shop :] anyways I’ll somehow make my way there someday since this sounds like something I would love to try out. I’ve been all about oils as I currently have 7 in rotation (I know it’s getting out of hand), and as someone with oily and acne prone skin I think they do help since I notice I usually breakout with my skin is dehydrated. I love the fact that it’s Canadian beauty since they need to be repped a lot more!


    • I feel you! The worst thing is being jumped on right when you get into a store (although I work in retail and do that everyday…) I personally try to avoid stores like that, but the one on Queen Street in Toronto really wasn’t that bad. I actually had to find someone to help ring me through LOL.

  • Oo this one looks like it contains a lot of great oils, and I like that it’s a small business too! That’s a shame that it didn’t really do much for your skin πŸ™ I’m testing out about 4 different facial oils right now , none of which have essential oils so they all smell kind of nutty. I actually prefer oils with a bit of essential oils in them for the aromatherapy effects!

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