Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Parts Used: Flowers and leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Medium
Oil Consistency: Medium
Scent: a combination of earthy, fruity, and herbaceous
CLARY SAGE toxicity levels are much lower than other varieties of sage which is why it tends to be preferred. There are many benefits to using clary sage including treating acne and skin inflammation, fighting hair loss or dandruff, and is often used to help dry, aging skin and because it is used to reduce sweating it can be used in natural deodorant products.
It is a very powerful natural relaxant and antidepressant which allows it to help people when they are sick, weak, or depressed. It strengthens the nervous system and reduces stress. It can help alleviate paranoia or hysteria as well. It is also often used for respiratory ailments such as asthma and coughs and is a powerful oil that works to ease muscle aches and pains. It helps the digestive system with cramps, flatulence, and aids digestion. Clary Sage eases menopause symptoms and menstrual cramps as well.
Quick Tip #1: Add a few drops of clary sage to a compress or warm bath. This can help with cramps, gas, and digestion. You can also massage your lower abdomen with a couple drops of clary sage mixed into a carrier oil to help relieve menstrual cramps.
Quick Tip #2: To sleep better at night, add a few drop to a diffuser or nebulizer before bed.
- Clary Sage can cause skin sensitization in some individuals. Do not used undiluted on the skin
- Pregnant women should not use Clary Sage because it stimulates blood flow. It is, however, helpful once labor has started
- Do not use if you have low blood pressure
- Do not use if you have to regulate estrogen levels as it may have a negative impact