Aerial Parts, Steam Distille, Bulgaria
Clary Sage is a mood-lifter and is grounding at the same time. As an inhalant, it reduces tension, depression and PMS. If used towards the end of pregnancy, it is a great morale booster. If massaged directly on the lower abdomen and lower back, it eases menstrual pain and cramps. Especially good combined with Sandalwood for menstrual irregularities. Clary Sage can be used in diffusers for hot flashes, menopause symptoms and people who experience waves of heat. It is also good for regenerating skin and reducing wrinkles.
The captivating scent of our very fine organic Clary Sage essential oil from Bulgaria is fresh, warm, sweet yet somewhat bitter herbaceous with tea and soft tobacco undertones. It is an aroma that many find euphoric while the oil is considered indispensible for issues common to women..1 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.2,3
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 oil4, which contains more than 250 constituents, 49-75 percent of which is linalyl acetate.5
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: Water-white, 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…”6
Safety Considerations: Although Clary Sage essential oil has GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status7, we recommend avoiding use during pregnancy (due to it's hormone-like action) and while drinking alcohol (may induce symptoms of inebriation).8 Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Rose, Jeanne. 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols, 1999, p. 70.
2 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy – An A-Z, 1988, p. 80.
3 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, p. 62.
4 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. III, 1949, p. 724.
5 Price, Shirley and Len Price. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed., 1995/1999, p. 344.
6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 570.
7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 253.
8 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy – An A-Z, 1988, pp. 81-2.
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