Clary Sage Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

Clary Sage Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

What is Clary Sage Essential Oil made of?

Clary Sage Essential Oil is extracted from the buds and leaves of the Salvia sclarea plant. This plant is native to the Mediterranean Basin, but it is cultivated worldwide for its valuable essential oil.

Its beneficial properties can be attributed to its active compounds like linalool and linalyl acetate, which are known for their calming and anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Latin Name: Salvia sclarea
  • Main Country of Origin: France
  • Scent Note Type: Middle note with a sweet, herbaceous, and slightly floral aroma
  • Most Popular Usage: Aromatherapy


What are the benefits of using Clary Sage Essential Oil?

Clary Sage Essential Oil offers several potential benefits:

  • Stress Reduction: Known for its calming properties, it may help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
  • Sleep Improvement: Can promote a restful night's sleep due to its soothing effects.
  • Pain Relief: Used to alleviate symptoms of menstrual and digestive discomfort.
  • Skin Health: May help regulate oil production and reduce inflammation.


How to use Clary Sage Essential Oil?

  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser to create a calming and serene environment.
  • Topical Treatment: Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply to the skin to enjoy its balancing and soothing benefits.
  • Bathing: A few drops can be added to a warm bath for a relaxing experience.


How to combine Clary Sage Essential Oil with Carrier Oils

Clary Sage Essential Oil blends well with carrier oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or coconut oil. For topical use, mix 2-3 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil with a tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil.

To make a diffuser blend, combine 4-5 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil with the recommended amount of water in your diffuser.



Research based on Clary Sage Essential Oil

"Salvia sclarea extract in the treatment of female hormonal disorders" (2014, This study explores the potential benefits of clary sage essential oil in managing hormonal imbalance in women.

"An investigation into the use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice" (2000, This research provides insight into the potential use of clary sage essential oil for pain relief during childbirth.

"Effects of clary sage oil and its main components, linalool and linalyl acetate, on the plasma membrane of Candida albicans: an in vivo EPR study" (2016, The study discusses the antimicrobial properties of clary sage essential oil against Candida albicans.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Clary Sage Essential Oil safe for all skin types?

A: Yes, but it should always be diluted with a carrier oil. A patch test is recommended for first-time users.


Q: Can I ingest Clary Sage Essential Oil?

A: It depends upon whether the manufacturer has produced the oil to be ingested or purely for topical and aromatic purposes.  For example, Avivni's Clary Sage Essential Oil has organic and purity certifications, however, we still don't recommend ingesting essential oils without consulting a physician (or holistic physician) simply because every person's body reacts differently. No essential oil should ever be ingested in its pure, undiluted form.


Q: Is Clary Sage Essential Oil safe for pets?

A: It's best to consult with a veterinarian before using Clary Sage Essential Oil around pets.


Q: Can Clary Sage Essential Oil be used during pregnancy?

A: Pregnant or nursing women should consult with a healthcare provider before using Clary Sage Essential Oil.


Q: Does Clary Sage Essential Oil have a shelf life?

A: Yes, it's best to use it within 2-3 years of opening.



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