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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Clary Sage oil steam distilled from the leaves and tops of
Clary Sage plants grown in the USA. This is a wonderful, fresh and bright variety of Clary Sage. Highly recommended, both for your therapeutic and aromatic applications!*
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Sage essential oil is warming, sedative, an excellent nerve tonic, and can induce feelings of mild euphoria
in some individuals. It is thought enhance one's ability to dream. Clary Sage oil is a tonic for one's overall
well-being, and is ideal for use on a regular basis in baths or as a perfume. As Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt notes in Advanced Aromatherapy, "Clary Sage impresses with its aroma. When applied to the wrists or temples, it is relaxing in a gentle, effective manner."
Clary Sage essential oil is often found in skin care and hair care forumulas.
One of the many natural chemical constituents is Sclareol, which has an estrogen-like structure that may contribute to the health of tissues and cells. Clary Sage oil
can be beneficial to the female reproductive system, with hormone balancing effects possible for some individuals.
This may be useful for for amenorrhea, cramps and menstrual pain. For perimenopause hot flashes, a sponge bath
with a few drops of Clary Sage in cool water can help.
The oil is noted by Peter Damian in 'Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche' as "an excellent relaxant having somewhat aphrodisiacal, euphoric, antidepressant characteristics especially helpful in the treatment of menopausal or PMS symptoms. A remedy for insommnia, it is likewise effectual for feelings of paranoia, panic, or hysteria."
Massage with Clary Sage (in carrier oil) can be helpful in cases of sexual dysfunction, frigidity and impotence
- partly due to its hormone balancing effects, and partly because of its usefulness in relieving stress and
The essential oil has been added traditionally in muscatel wine, some English beers and Italian vermouth, presumably to utilize the somewhat euphoric effects of the oil.
Clary Sage can be beneficial for nervous disorders accompanied by weakness and debility. The oil helps
restore confidence and courage, assisting in post-natal depression, and recovering from illness and injury.
It is a general tonic for the stomach and digestive system, relieving tension in the area. Clary Sage is also noted as an important ingredient in skin care preparations as it can regulate secretions and also act as a scalp stimulant.
Note that overuse of Clary Sage (and many essential oils) can result in headache or dizziness, and raise blood pressure, rather than its opposite effect in proper dosages. Your body will generally let you know when you've had too much of any oil - as soon as you don't seem to 'want' any more, cease inhalation for some period of time until your intuition tells you you're ready for more!
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
|Apply Clary Sage essential oil topically or diffuse.
Add a few drops to a warm bath; apply at the wrists as a perfume or at the wrists, temples, or bottoms of feet for relaxation. May enhance
one's ability to dream and is very calming and stress relieving.
||Traditionally used for relaxing, spasmolytic,
supports hormone balance, may help with PMS; may help with blood sugar control.
|Can offer support in cases of anxiousness, irritability,
nervousness and stress, amenorrhea.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction. Because of its estrogen-like structure, it is contraindicated in cases of cancer, particularly
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Clary Sage oil blends well with: Bergamot
Oil , Cedarwood Oil, Lemon
Oil, Orange Oil, Geranium
Oil, Lavender Oil and Sandalwood
For Increasing Self-Confidence: Rub Clary Sage by itself or in your favorite
blend into the solar plexus and wear throughout the day.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine therapeutic grade oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.