Clary sage essential oil

clary sage

Clary sage essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile of all aromatherapy oils. It got its name from the Middle Ages when it was called "clear eye" for its ability to treat eye conditions.

Clary sage is actually a plant hormone and has an estrogen-like effect on the body. This explains its popularity with women: it soothes menstrual complaints, balances feminine hormones and relieves the irritating symptoms of PMS.

Women suffering from these conditions also tend to experience insomnia. Mixing 10 drops of lavender essential oil to 5 drops of clary sage and inhaling it or applying a dab to the temples or forehead can relieve irritability. See more clary sage recipes below.

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Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)

Botanical Family:
Lamiaceae or Labiatae

Extraction: Steam distilled from flowering plant

Properties: Supports hormones, helps to balance
cholesterol, estrogen-like, relaxing, helps relieve PMS,
hormonal imbalances, insomnia

Uses: Diffuse or apply topically on bottoms of feet,
ankles, wrists; may be added to food, soy or rice milk as
a dietary supplement; enhances dreaming, very calming and

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For topical application to soothe irritability, fatigue or headachiness, try the following blend:

  • 5 drops clary sage

Dab a drop or two directly onto the temples or wrists, or if sensitive, dilute with 5 drops carrier or massage oil. Or for the aromatherapy effect, dab a tissue into the oil and inhale and exhale slowly until you feel relief.

Aromatherapy recipe to ease feelings of guilt and remorse:

  • 5 drops clary sage
Use as described above.

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