Essential Oil Clary Sage

Perfumery Note: Middle

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea

Aromatic Description: Clary Sage Essential Oil smells earthy, herbaceous, floral and slightly fruity.

Consistency: Thin to Medium

Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses

  • Acne

  • Boils

  • Skin Inflammation

  • Hair Loss

  • Dandruff

  • Dry Or Mature Skin

  • Muscular Aches And Pains

  • Whooping Cough

  • Asthma Attacks

  • Eases Menstrual Pain

  • Regulation Of Menstrual Flow

  • Flatulence

  • Intestinal Cramping

  • Colic

  • Stress

  • Nerves

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Amenorrhea

  • Asthma

  • Coughing

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Exhaustion

  • Labor Pains

  • Sore Throat

Clary Sage Essential Oil is one of the first essential oils that I tried for combating stress, and I quickly fell in love with its ability to ease stress and calm frazzled nerves. Containing approximately 60-70% Linalyl Acetate, Clary Sage Essential Oil is likely the essential oil that is highest in this calming ester. linalyl acetate is also present, at lower levels, in several other essential oils including but not limited to Lavender, Petitgrain, Bergamot and Bergamot Mint. Clary Sage Essential Oil also contains approximately 10-15% linalol.Probably the most intriguing constituent present within the oil is sclareol, a diterpene. To my understanding, diterpenes are not usually present within essential oils due to their molecular weight as they tend to be too heavy for distillation. The absolute (which I'm not profiling here) tends to have significantly more sclareol. Due to its sclareol content, there has been some debate about the estrogenic action of Clary Sage Essential Oil. Robert Tisserand writes at length about this concern: Is Clary Sage Oil Estrogenic? 

Clary Sage Essential Oil is widely used in a number of topical, respiratory, digestive, emotional and feminine issues. Please refer to the Uses section below.

Clary Sage Essential Oil is considered an aphrodisiac by some. Within chakra work, Clary Sage Essential Oil is said to be helpful in balancing and supporting the Sacral Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra.

Aromatically, Clary Sage Essential Oil has a distinctive herbaceous, earthy, slightly floral scent. In my aromatic beginnings, I found the aroma of the essential oil a little surprising at first, but I quickly began to find it soothing and pleasurable. Not everyone grows to like the scent of Clary Sage Essential Oil. Blending it with other essential oils can go a long way towards camouflaging the aroma while still taking advantage of the wonders of this helpful oil.

Clary Sage Essential Oil blends well with essential oils in the citrus, floral, herbaceous and wood families. I find that it blends particular well with the following essential oils: bergamot, lime, lavender, roman chamomile, sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli and rose.

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