Clary Sage Essential Oil

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Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses

The name derives from the Latin ‘clarus meaning clear probably because the herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes. Originally grown in Southern Europe, but also found in the United States, It was introduced to England in 1562, & was often substituted for hops in brewing beer.

Properties Include :

  • Anticonvulsive.
  • Antidepressant.
  • Antiphlogistic.
  • Anti-septic.
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antisudorific.
  • Aphrodisiac.
  • Balsamic.
  • Carminative.
  • Deodorant.
  • Digestive.
  • Hypotensive.
  • Nervine.
  • Sedative.
  • Stomachic.
  • Tonic.
  • Uterine.

The Aroma of Clary Sage is a herbal, Nutty fragrance, slightly heavy  ! Clary Sage Essential Oil can have a deeply soothing effect on nervous tension in both men & women.

Well known for having a natural affinity with the female reproductive organs Clary Sage is strongly Yang & thus helpful for balancing excessive Yin states.

Clary Sage is known to be especially helpful for relieving premenstrual tension in women.

It has a balancing effect on hormones !

Clary Sage has been added to Geranium Essential Oil to help regulate & relieve female complaints associated with hormone imbalance, such as irregular menses, menopausal symptoms, headaches, nausea & depression.

Stimulates lucid dreaming & clear insight through your intuition !

A stimulates, regenerative & revitalizing oil excellent for treating nervousness, weakness & fear.

Promotes long lasting tranquillity, warmth & aliveness.

Clary Sage nourishes your soul, dispels negative thoughts & emotions & helps you get through challenging & difficult circumstances.

It works really well in a sensual massage blend !

Clary Sage promotes healthy circulation & helpful in balancing circulatory conditions like high blood pressure & varicose veins.

Clary Sage appears to posses some cell regenerating properties especially with scalp problems encouraging hair growth. It may help with greasy hair & dandruff by reducing excessive production of sebum. Good for inflamed & puffy skin.

For some people Clary Sage has an especially hypnotic effect on the mind & emotions producing very tranquil & peaceful states.

Clary Sage is especially helpful for relieving stressful or tense physical & emotional states.

Use in hot compress to relieve menstrual & intestinal cramps, as well a stomach, liver & gall bladder conditions.

May be useful for relieving migraine headaches.

According to Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, sweet aromas such as Clary Sage are used to regulate & pacify both Vata & Pitta imbalances. Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, insomnia, nervousness & anxiety or worry. Symptoms of Pitta imbalance include feelings of frustration & anger, tendency to emotional upset & over reaction, high blood pressure & an inability to relax & go with the flow.

Blend it With : 

  • Bergamot.
  • Geranium.
  • Grapefruit.
  • Petitgrain.
  • Lavender.
  • Lime.
  • Cypress.
  • Citronella.
  • Cedarwood.
  • Chamomile.
  • Frankincense.
  • Jasmine.
  • juniper.
  • Sandelwood.
  • Coriander.
  • Fennel.
  • Vetiver.

Caution :

As Clary Sage can make some people feel exceedingly woozy & faint, please avoid using whilst drinking alcohol, this can also lead to nausea. As it’s a sedative & can make concentration difficult, it’s advisable not to use before driving. Because of it’s hormonal effects avoid Clary Sage during pregnancy, unless under the direct supervision of a qualified professional aromatherapist. Due to it’s estrogen-like effect it may cause complications with conditions sensitive to estrogen, (Estrogen, or oestrogen, is the primary female sex hormone). Large doses can also produce headaches.

Please Note :

There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested & are pesticide free.

Aromatherapy is a gentle & non-invasive complementary health care system used for balancing & synchronizing your body, mind, spirit & emotions to enhance your health. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe & effective way to enhance your health & well-being & may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health conditions & do not attempt to self diagnose.


I find Clary Sage occasionally over powering, I only use a couple of drops at a time.

Try Clary Sage & Citronella essential oils in a diffuser or burner, it’s great for keeping the bugs away during summer months & relaxing you.

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