GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Cultivated clary sage (Salvia Sclarea) essential oil comes from a bushy biennial plant that grows 3 feed high and has hairy stems with large, fragrant leaves and lilac-pink (almost blue) flower spikes. It is from these flowers that our clary sage is steam distilled from. To cut costs, less expensive clary sage also includes the leaves in the distillation process. These inferior essential oils are not appropriate for aromatherapy.
Clary sage is well known by many cultures. It gets its name from its ability to bring clarity and health.
Clary sage essential oil can help promote relaxation by inducing a state of peace and tranquility.
When used in massage oils, clary sage essential oil has the ability to boost circulation. It is also used in various skin preparations because of its rich anti-oxidant contents and its high linalyl acetate content.
Clary sage has a natural sedative effect, so many people use it to help them relax.
Because of its sedative qualities, many people have used clary sage to reduce anxiety and stress.
Clary sage essential oil is believed to have the best anti-depressive properties of any essential oil according to a study published by sciencedirect.com (study).
For some people, when used in a diffuser, clary sage essential oil can open up their sinuses and airways and can reduce congestion. It can also relax the bronchial tubes.
Clary sage has a strong aroma with strong actions, so it is best to use in small amounts or blended with other essential oils. Please be aware that this essential oil has the potential of making you or anyone else in the vicinity drowsy. Clary sage is an excellent essential oil to use during meditation or when performing yoga.
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, calmative, nervine, restorative, spasmolytic, tonic. Menstrual symptoms, muscular aches and pains, excessive perspiration, headaches, depression, nervousness, anxiety, stress.
METHOD OF EXTRACTION:
Sweet, nutty, earthy and herbaceous. For some people, the aroma may be a little too powerful at first, but once you get use to it, the fragrance is delightful, plus it has many benefits.
BLENDS WELL WITH:
Bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile maroc, chamomile roman, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, ho wood, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, patchouli, rose absolute, sandalwood, tangerine, valerian, ylang ylang,
CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES:
Here are a few blends you can try with clary sage essential oil. These amounts are for a diffuser in the 100 – 200 ml capacity. Refer to our diffusing guidelines or your instruction manuals to adjust the amount you use for your particular size of diffuser by either adding or decreasing the drops depends on your diffuser capacity.
- 3 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 1 drop Bergamot or Orange
- 3 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Ylang Ylang
Clear The Mind:
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 4 drops Bergamot or Mandarin
- 2 drops Cinnomon
- 2 drops Geranium
- 3 drops Clary Sage
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Peppermint
Clary Sage Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and generally non-sensitizing.
However, it can cause increased intoxication, headaches, and nausea when used with alcohol. It can also intensify the effects of sedatives and some pain medications. Do not use while pregnant due to a history of causing problems including miscarriage and premature contractions. May cause drowsiness, so avoid using while driving or operating hazardous equipment.
General Essential Oil Guidelines:
- Do not take internally unless directed by a medical professional.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas, or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a medical professional.
- Keep essential oils from, and out of reach of children.
- If you are experiencing adverse side effects, stop using immediately.
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnoses, treatment, or mitigation of any physical or mental illness.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional. Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from following historical uses of essential oils.