Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height, and is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin as well as supporting our hormonal system. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling Clary Sage promotes feelings of relaxation, before going to bed.
Clary Sage is known as the Oil of Clarity & Vision. “Clary Sage assists individuals in changing their perceptions. It gives courage to see the truth. One of the finest oils for the brow chakra, Clary Sage dispels darkness and illusion, helping individuals to see their limiting belief systems. Clary Sage encourages individuals to remain open to new ideas and new perspectives. It can assist during a healing crisis when a drastic change of perspective is required. Clary Sage opens the soul to new possibilities and experiences ….. Clary Sage teaches the spirit how to use its divinely given gifts and is especially helpful in clarifying spiritual vision. It assist in developing the gift of discernment. Clary Sage invites individuals to expand their vision and accept the reality of the spiritual world.”#
Some ways to use Clary Sage:
- during your menstrual cycle, rub 3-5 drops on the abdomen for a soothing massage (dilute with carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity)
- combine with Roman Chamomile and add to your bath water for a relaxing bath
- diffuse or apply to pillow at night, promoting a peaceful sleep
- add to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy looking hair and scalp
- combine with a carrier oil to massage and soothe the skin
- makes a great purefume (add 9 drops to a 10 ml roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil)
This Healthline article gives a bit more insight: https://www.healthline.com/health/clary-sage – there are so many varying resources and we always recommend doing your own research.
Possible skin sensitivity
Keep out of reach of children
If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Plant part: flower
Extraction method: steam distillation
Aromatic description: woody, herbal, floral
Main chemical components: linalyl acetate, linalool
We’re not doctors or health practitioners, merely people who love to live a natural lifestyle, so we’re not attempting in any way to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*All essential oils are not equal, the information and uses we provide are based on doTERRA’s Pure, Tested Essential Oils. Always read the bottle re directions for use and note cautions above.
#Emotions and Essential Oils. A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing, 7th Edition, p 26.