The captivating scent of our very fine organic Clary Sage is sweet, herbaceous and warming and is an aroma that can produce a sense of euphoria. According to Kurt Schnaubelt, it is “one of the most appealing anti-stress oils. It is favored for relaxing/euphoric massage...” Clary Sage is an indispensible essential oil for issues relating to the reproductive system of women: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopausal conditions such as hot flashes, and scanty, painful, or infrequent menstruation. It is also recommended for oily skin and hair, muscular aches, and nervous tension. “However, it is in the area of stress-related illness that [Clary Sage] is the most valuable … it is one of the most powerful relaxants known to us in aromatherapy…”
Salvia sclarea is a perennial native to the Mediterranean region, growing wild in France, Germany, North Africa, parts of Italy, and also on the Crimean peninsula. It is cultivated in France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, England and the US. The green parts of the plant and especially the flowering tops yield the essential oil, which contains more than 250 constituents, 49-75 percent of which is linalyl acetate, a component that has sedative and antispasmodic (pain and cramp relieving) properties.
The name clary (Latin for clarus, or “clear”) reflects the traditional use of a sticky mucilage made from a decoction of Clary Sage seeds that, when applied to the eyes, removes particles and foreign objects and relieves strain and soreness.
Aromatic Profile: Very fresh, diffusive, warm, sweet yet somewhat bitter herbaceous aroma with a tea-like and soft tobacco undertone that becomes more predominant in the drydown; very tenacious.
Appearance: Clear, transparent, mobile liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery
Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well With: Amyris, Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Carnation,Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Citronella, Coriander, Cypress,Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Hay, Jasmine, Juniper, Labdanum,Lavender, Lime, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tobacco Absolute, Ylang Ylang. “In the classical type of cologne perfumes [clary sage essential oil] lends unique tenacity and acts as a very fragrant fixative, particularly in combination with labdanum products…”
Safety Considerations: Although Clary Sage essential oil has GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status, we recommend avoiding use during pregnancy (due to it's hormone-like action) and while drinking alcohol (may induce symptoms of inebriation). Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
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