Clary sage, with its greenish white spikes tinged with purple flowers, it is a native of southern Europe. Clary sage derives its name from the Latin clears, meaning “clear” and during the Middle Ages, it was famous for its ability to clear eye problems. During that same time, it was widely used for female complaints, kidney/digestive/skin disorders, inflammation, sore throats, and wounds. Clary sage is often referred to as being estrogenic and best to avoid in pregnancy. Steam distillation of the flowering tops and leaves of clary sage yields a colourless or pale yellowish green oil.
Cleansing, protecting, soothing, relaxing, muscle calming
Useful for toning liver and kidneys; encourage delay or scanty periods, regulate menstrual cycle, eases menstrual cramps, emotional and discomforts due to menstruation; relaxes abdominal and lower black muscles, muscular aches due to emotional stress and nervous tension; strengthen immune system, helpful in treating chronic fatigue syndrome; regulate blood pressure; relieves respiratory ailments; encourage better digestion and claiming digestive disorder i.e. gas and stomachache
Clary sage oil promotes the regeneration of skin cells, helping to ward off wrinkles and keep skin looking healthy and youthful. It keeps oily skin and hair by controlling excessive oil secretions. It is equally effective in treating dandruff, dry skin, and dry hair. Use as a scalp massage, clary sage oil reputedly encourages hair growth and minimises hair loss.
The aroma of clary sage oil is sweet, fresh, and clean, with warm, herblike, nutty, and balsamic undertones. It may calm and enhance the dream state, helps to bring excitement and happiness.
Blends Well With:
Cedarwood, citrus oils (bergamot/lemon/lime/orange/grapefruit/tangerine), cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender and sandalwood
Dilution Ratio: 50-50
- 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil. For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern, feet, ankles. wrists or on lower backing during PMS
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Do not use during pregnancy
Avoid alcohol when using clary sage as it can exaggerate the effects of alcohol and intensify drunkenness and hangover.