Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil benefits
Clary Sage has great balancing qualities and can be used to encourage relaxation in stressful times and regenerates energy. It’s an oil that Aromatherapists would describe as ‘hormone-like’ because of its estrogen ‘mimicking’ properties (there is no actual evidence to support the belief that clary sage stimulates estrogen production; it just mimics it only where there is a deficiency). It is used to support hormonal fluctuations typical of premenstrual and menstrual phases. Clary Sage eases depression and nervous tension and promotes optimism. Clary Sage is very effective to treat the physical and psychological causes of addictions especially from medications and supports the overcoming of withdrawal symptoms (depression, anger, pain).
In skincare, Clary Sage reduces skin inflammation and dermatitis; it helps to regulate the natural PH of the skin and it is a great oil for hormonal skin. Added to your shampoo or with a carrier oil, Clary Sage supports healthy growth.
Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Method of Extraction: steam distillation of the flowering tops and leaves
Origin: France, China
Color: Pale yellow
Aroma: Dry, musky, bitter-sweet floral
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomiles, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood
Therapeutic properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, nervine, sedative, stomachic
HOW TO USE
To calm nerves, ease tension, burn, or diffuse 1-2 drops every 5 hours. Best if diluted with Citrus oils, Lavender.
Dilute (1-2 drops max every 5 ml of carrier oil) and massage on the abdomen clockwise 1-2 times a day for PMS, hormonal imbalance, pre-menopause discomfort, and period-related discomforts
Add 0.5% Clary Sage oil essential oil to a cream base for hormonal skin.
Do not apply undiluted. Clary Sage should be used in low dilutions.