Known as the Woman’s Helper, clary sage oil offers many benefits in aromatherapy. Its aroma is reminiscent of bitter teas and sweet fruits. Clary Sage oil is often used for:
Being helpful during times of menopause**
Promoting emotional balance**
Encouraging a sense of soothing serenity**
What is Clary Sage?
Clary Sage is an ornamental biennial herb best known as the Woman’s Helper. It flourishes during the summertime, flaunting decorative purple blossoms amongst fine, silver-white haired leaves. Native to southern Europe, Salvia sclarea is a member of the mint family and boasts a rich history of use, both in the culinary arts and in traditional practices.
The herb’s fruity flavor can be found gracing English beers, Italian vermouths and Muscatel wines, even making its way into tobacco products to add a pleasant, fruity sweetness. During the Middle Ages, clary sage was known as Oculus Christi, as it was believed that eating the herb and massaging it around the eyes would promote healthy, clear vision and overall eye health. It’s no wonder that its moniker was derived from the Latin word “clarus,” meaning “clear!” The herb’s fragrant essential oil, however, has been revered for centuries as a natural supporter of women’s health.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Steam distilled from its eye-catching flowers and soft leaves, clary sage essential oil emits an aura of bitter teas and sweet fruits, with herbaceous notes typical of most herbal extracts. Its aroma is sublimely euphoric and inspiring, helping to ease occasional stress and dispel mental fatigue. It is beloved by aromatherapists for its soothing, cleansing qualities, instilling a deep sense of serenity. It can aid with emotions by helping inspire mental clarity and tranquility.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement clary sage’s bittersweet fragrance include: bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon balm, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, and tea tree oils.
PipingRock's pure Clary Sage Oil is available in 1/2 oz. & 2 oz. bottles.
Clary Sage Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Clary Sage Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its bittersweet scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Clary Sage Oil to ~10 mL of any PipingRock carrier oil.
Clary Sage Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.