Clary Sage Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Salvia Sclarea
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Top to middle
Aromatic Description : Slightly floral scent, earthy, herbaceous.
Therapeutic properties : Antidepressant, anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, uterine and nerve tonic.
Description : Clary Sage essential oil eases muscle, nervous tension and pain. It is said to ease menstrual cramps, PMS, and menopausal hot flashes. It helps relieve depression and anxiety, and slightly lowers blood pressure. It promotes restful sleep, and encourages communication. It helps mature and wrinkled skin with its anti-aging effects. It reduces perspiration, and destroys odor-causing bacteria.
Use : Calming to the nervous system, particularly in cases of depression, stress, insomnia and deep seated tension, good tonic for the womb and female functions in general, help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness, good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and the cooling of inflammation of the skin.
Blend well with : Juniper Berry, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Pine Needle, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and citrus essential oils.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : Clary sage oil can be very relaxing and should be avoided when consuming alcohol, since it could exaggerate the effects of alcohol,. It is a non-toxic, non-sensitizing oil, but can in large doses generate a headache and must be avoided during pregnancy.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.