Clary Sage Oil
Clary, Clary Wort, Muscatel Sage, Clear Eye, See Bright, Common Clary, Eye Bright.
- Clary Sage Oil - Clary Sage Essential Oil is the number one oil to balance the female endocrine system. This gentle, sweet-smelling oil helps restore harmony to women’s hormones and an almost euphoric pleasure to the mind and emotions.
Farming Method Conventionally Farmed Country of Origin France Plant Part Blossom and Plant Scientific Name Salvia sclarea Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Topical
Clary Sage Essential Oil has a refreshing, sweet-smelling aroma that immediately produces comfort and mood enhancement. Due to this effect, it is used to treat depression and hysteria.
In addition, Clary Sage has many properties that make it nourishing and balancing to the female reproductive system. It relieves cramps and the pain of childbirth. Because it balances estrogen production, Clary Sage increases breast milk production and regulates hormone levels during menopause.
The comfort women feel in their bodies when using Clary Sage is a natural result of their hormones being smoothed out. In addition to being great for women, Clary Sage has powerful chemical properties that promote relaxation and pain relief.
Nervous system: Relieves fear, depression, hysteria and nervous exhaustion, while promoting mental clarity and groundedness.
Reproductive system: Helps with menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, uterine conditions, ovaries and labor.
Musculoskeletal system: Soothes back pain, inflammation, muscular stiffness and muscle spasms. Due to its antispasmodic effect upon the bronchial muscles, it can be useful in the case of asthma attacks, as mentioned in The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia.
Circulatory system: Reduces cholesterol
To create a grounding and comforting ambience that reduces fear, depression and other nervous system disorders, use Clary Sage in a diffuser.
For an acute asthma attack, use Topical Application on chest and back, 5%-10% in jojoba or hazelnut oil.
For cramps and feminine disorders, dilute with a carrier oil, 5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil, and apply to skin on the lower abdomen.
For depression, use in the diffuser or use Topical Application on heart and chest area, 3–5% in any carrier oil, or Aromatic Bath.
For lack of sexual energy (women), use in the diffuser or use Topical Application on whole frontal line, 3–5% in any carrier oil, or Aromatic Bath.
For fibromyalgia, use Topical Application on affected areas, 3–5%, in any jojoba or hazelnut oil.
For menopause, use in the diffuser or use Topical Application, 2% total (Whole Body Massage) to 5% (Local Application) in any carrier oil, or Aromatic Bath.
For increasing breast milk production, use Topical Application, 2% total (Whole Body Massage) to 5% (Local Application), in any carrier oil, or Aromatic Bath.
Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Excess use of Clary Sage may cause inebriation. Also, if Clary Sage is used in conjunction with alcohol consumption, it could accelerate the intoxicating effect of the alcohol. It is recommended to avoid Clary Sage while pregnant.
Sclarea, part of the Latin name of Clary Sage, literally means “clear,” a nod to one of the traditional uses of Clary Sage, which was to clear mucus from the eyes. This is how Clary Sage got one of its many names, Clear Eye. Clary Sage was also prescribed in folk medicine as a compress to reduce tumors and inflammations. The versatile herb found its way into beer as a substitute for hops and as a flavoring agent in tobacco. In addition to all of the variety of uses, the ancient Greeks and Romans recognized its sensual, aphrodisiac effects.
About the Plant
Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial plant with velvety, grayish, heart-shaped leaves and pastel-colored flowers. The leaves and flowers are crushed and steam-distilled, producing a highly therapeutic essential oil with a potent, pleasing aroma.
Labiatae a.k.a. Lamiaceae—Mint Family
The one compound that gives Clary Sage its unique sweet aroma and specific therapeutic benefits is called sclareol, a diterpene alcohol. This substance is present only in small amounts, yet it is critical in mediating the therapeutic effect. Although we have seen even certified organic Clary Sage Essential Oil with 0.25% sclareol or less, Amrita carries only Clary Sage with a minimum of 0.5%. Often we are able to procure Clary Sage with more than 1% sclareol, which makes the Amrita Aromatherapy Certified Organic Clary Sage that much more valuable for aromatherapy.
Scent: Clary Sage has a fruity, floral, herbaceous and earthy scent.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedar, Coriander, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Fragrance Note: Middle
Composition: Linalyl acetate, linalool, pinene, myrcene, phellandrene, sclareol.