About Clary Sage Essential Oil
An effective anti-inflammatory oil, clary sage essential oil topically applied can ease muscle cramping, particular those accompanying menstrual cycles. A natural phytoestrogen, clary sage can be applied topically, as a compress or diffused to excellent effect during menopause or menstrual cycles. Its hormone balancing properties help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness. As an antioxidant, clary assists with skin conditions like acne and ulcers, and muscular complaints. Employed in vapor therapy, it soothes bronchial passages and sore throats.
Clary sage is calming and sedating to the nervous system, particularly in cases of stress, insomnia and deep-seated tension or depression. It is thought to produce feelings of lucidity, equanimity, and tranquility.
How to Use Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, through direct inhalation or vapor therapy, or diffused.
Add a few drops to an aromatic bath to ease nervous tension, stress, and symptoms of depression.
For skin conditions, mix several drops into facial or body cream to treat acne and oily complexions.
Apply clary sage as a compress over abdomen to soothe menstrual cramping.
Blend several drops clary sage into massage oil to soften back and neck stiffness.
Direct inhale or diffuse clary sage essential oil to help relieve nervous tension and anxiety, and to gain a more positive outlook on life.
Clary Sage Oil Recipes:
Abdominal cramping formula: 4 drops angelica oil, 6 drops clary sage oil, 4 drops cardamom oil, 4 drops roman chamomile oil in 30ml marula or other carrier oil
Mood balancing blend: 8 drops bergamot oil, 4 drops clary sage oil, 2 drops jasmine oil neat for diffusion or direct inhalation, diluted for massage
Interesting Clary Sage Oil Information
Clary sage essential oil was originally produced solely for perfumery purposes; however the herb found use as far back as the Middle Ages for digestive and renal complaints as well as the gamut of feminine reproductive conditions involving the uterus, menopause, and menstrual complaints. The seeds were used to treat eye infections (thus the name "clear eye" or "eye bright").
Clary sage oil is used as a flavoring agent in the food and beverage industry but it is principally used in perfumery and cosmetics.
Safety Considerations for Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary sage essential oil is non-toxic and non-irritant. Non- to mildly-sensitizing. Due to its estrogenic effect, care should be taken with this oil. Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. Do not take clary sage essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile & Blending Information for Clary Sage Oil
Perfumery Note: MiddleOdor: Fresh, floral, dry, weedy, sweet herbaceous, tea-likeStrength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strongDry-out: Tobacco, tea-like, balsamic
Clary Sage oil blends well with: juniper oil, florals like geranium oil, lavender oil, jasmine oil and neroli oil; lemon oil, bergamot oil, and other citrus oils, as well as wood oils such as frankincense oil, cedarwood oil, and sandalwood oil
Botanical Name: Salvia sclareaFamily: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Composition: 100% Pure Clary Sage Essential OilOrigin: FranceMethod of Extraction: Steam distilledCultivation/Harvesting: Organic Plant Part: Aerial PartsColor: Clear to pale yellow Consistency: ThinYield: .2-.7%Bottle Size: 1/2 ounce (15 ml)
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Essential oils are potentially irritating to the skin and mucus membranes. Do not use essential oils directly on the skin undiluted. Do not take essential oils internally. If you are pregnant or nursing please see your health care provider before using essential oils.
Carrier oils and hydrosols are non-toxic to the skin, non-sensitizing, and can be used undiluted on the skin.