Clary Sage Essential Oil
Relaxing, warming and euphoric. Distilled from the flowers and leaves of the herb, Clary Sage essential oil is deeply relaxing and imparts a feeling of relaxation and well-being to both mind and body. This makes it an invaluable oil for all types of stress and anxiety, and its antispasmodic action helps all manner of general aches and pains.
When used in skin care, Clary Sage essential oil delivers useful anti-aging properties, and on the mind it helps with the grieving process, helping to dispel negative thoughts and emotions.
Clary sage has a natural affinity with the female reproductive organs, and it is surely one of the most important essential oils for a woman. It provides relief and support through all the reproductive and hormonal phases of her life; antispasmodic properties help relieve period cramps, an emmenagogic action regulates scanty periods, and its calming action is invaluable for pre-menstrual tension.
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There is a popular misconception that emmenagogic essential oils are unsafe during pregnancy because they are abortifacient and therfore may lead to a miscarriage. This assumption is incorrect and is corrected in ‘Essential Oil Safety’*, where Robert Tisserand clarifies that emmenagogic oils present no danger in aromatherapy, and clary sage is confirmed as safe (when used externally) during pregnancy.
This misunderstanding has been exacerbated due to Salvia sclarea being confused with Salvia lavandulifolia – which is an abortifacient oil.
* Tisserand & Balacs, Essential Oil Safety, Churchill Livingstone (1995), Emmenagogue oils: p110-111.
- Botanical Name:
- Salvia sclarea
- Country of Origin:
- Extracted From:
- Flowering tops
- Extraction Method:
- Steam distillation
- Principal Constituents:
- Linalyl acetate, Linalool, germacrene-d, b-Caryohyllene