Product Spotlight: Clary Sage
Feb 10th 2023
Posted by Dr. Christoph Streicher and Samantha A.
Clary Sage Essential Oil has long been used as an aromatherapy remedy for women's health issues, ranging from menstrual cramps to anxiety.* Believed to be one of the most powerful essential oils for female reproductive health, Clary Sage has a complex woody and herbaceous aroma that can evoke feelings of profound relaxation and comfort.* Its therapeutic qualities have helped make it a popular choice among women looking to maintain their physical and mental well-being naturally. In this blog post, we'll examine the many benefits offered by Clary Sage Essential Oil so you can get started on your journey towards better wellness today!
What is Clary Sage?
Clary Sage is a vibrant biennial plant, boasting velvety grayish leaves and delicate pastel-colored flowers. When harvested by steam distillation it produces an essential oil with a powerful yet pleasant scent and color – ranging from pale yellow to dark yellow. Clary Sage Oil has complex aromatic qualities that can evoke feelings of joy and wellbeing, while also offering fruity undertones suitable for perfumes or cosmetics. It's easy to cultivate too, producing large volumes each year making this captivating herb one of nature's most therapeutic gifts!
Clary Sage has long been known for its aroma and ability to enhance moods. Its Latin name, Sclarea, directly translates to “clear” referencing one of the time honored uses which was as a remedy for eye problems like excessive mucus discharge.* Beyond this practical application however, Clary Sage was found in folk medicine where it was used effectively against tumors and inflammations via compresses.* Its popularity grew so much that even beer brewers began using it instead of hops, while tobacco makers added its flavor via an extract derived from its leaves*.
Clary Sage Oil has been used as a symbol of femininity since ancient times. Aphrodite's unique and refreshing aroma was attributed to this calming plant. Historically an important part of folk medicine for women’s health, it can also help reduce stress levels and increase concentration through aromatherapy methods.* With its soothing capabilities, Clary Sage is the perfect choice for relaxation, both mentally and physically.
What are the Therapeutic Benefits of using Clary Sage?
Clary Sage Essential Oil offers a unique soothing and calming effect, with its sweet-smelling aroma providing immediate comfort.* Women can take advantage of this oil's nourishing properties to support them through the various changes in their hormone levels over time - from menses discomfort relief, to hot flashes, bloating or pain; even to reducing during labor pains!* Overall, it helps balance estrogen production and promotes mental relaxation.*
Clary Sage is an incredibly beneficial natural remedy for hormone balance, relaxation and pain relief.* In addition to stabilizing hormones, it can be used topically (in combination with other essential oils or diffused aromatically) to calm respiratory tightness associated with anxiety-related conditions.* Clary Sage's aroma has a remarkable ability to reduce stress while promoting feelings of equanimity!* Experience its therapeutic benefits by adding this powerful oil into your bath water, body lotion, foot soak or diffuser.
How would you use Clary Sage?
Clary Sage Essential Oil has been used for centuries by many cultures to promote relaxation and wellbeing. If you are considering using aromatherapy for improved mental or physical health, then incorporating the use of Clary Sage Essential Oil could have a significant positive effect on your life. Read further to learn more about this wonderful natural remedy, and how it can benefit you daily!
Topical Application: 3-5% Dilution
- Clary Sage Essential Oil is a powerful aide for the reproductive, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems. It can reduce PMS/menses/menopause symptoms, relax chest tightness caused by anxiety, and soothe back pain or muscle spasms associated with stress and inflammation. It can provide important support throughout motherhood - from endometriosis relief to menopause symptom reduction.* Dilution for this application should be 3-5% in Jojoba or Hazelnut Carrier Oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil).
Bath: 2-3% Dilution
- An aromatic bath can be a powerful tool for promoting relaxation and wellbeing. When you dilute Clary Sage in salts, milk or other similar products, adding it to your tub can help alleviate PMS / menses symptoms related to reproduction system. It can also reduce inflammation, muscular stiffness, and back pain within musculoskeletal system.* In addition, it promotes relaxation by calming fear / depression, reduces stress and tension levels associated with the nervous system, and relieves chest tightness related to anxiety present in respiratory system, Clary Sage enables an overall relaxed experience catering to all aspects of life's health needs both physical and mental.* Dilution for this application can be up to 2-3% in bath salts, bath milk, or another product similar before adding this to a full bath. The total application MUST NOT be more than 15 drops per bath. Otherwise, since Clary Sage is so potent, it can cause a serious negative reaction.*
/ Inhalation Application: add a few drops to a Nebulizer or Nasal Inhaler
- Diffusion and inhalation applications of Clary Sage offer a range of benefits for the nervous system, from promoting relaxation to reducing fear and depression.* It can also help lessen anxiety and stress, as well as relax any tension in the nerves.* For your respiratory system, it helps relax chest tightness and relieves symptoms associated with anxious feelings — just add a few drops into your nebulizer or nasal inhaler!*
What would blend well with Clary Sage?
Clary Sage Oil can be used to enrich your diffuser with a bright and zesty scent. Use it in combination with Bergamot or Sweet Orange for an uplifting atmosphere or blend Clary Sage together with Geranium Rose, Lavender Extra, or Australian Sandalwood Essential Oils for a more calming effect.
Here are a few DIY recipes for you to try in your nebulizer:
Clary Sage offers many wonderful opportunities to improve your daily aromatherapy regimen. Its unique, balancing aroma will help create a peaceful atmosphere and bring numerous benefits from relaxation to greater equanimity. Unveil its potential today!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.