Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Clary Sage essential oil is one of my absolute favorites. I know, I know… I say that about all the oils. I love it because it provides just the right amount of balance and support for my body at the times I need it most.

Clary Sage is known for lightening your mood and reducing nervous tension. Just a few drops on the bottom of your feet can work wonders! It’s also one of my favorite choices each month on those days I’m not quite feeling right… if you know what I mean.

Clary sage oil (Salvia sclarea) originates from the Mediterranean and Africa. This essential oil is derived from steam distillation of the flowering plant and has a delicious floral/herbal scent. The key chemical element of this delightful plant is linalyl acetate. It is a member of the esters group, making it highly soothing and relaxing. Clary Sage has been used for centuries, and it was frequently used to soothe occasional skin irritation. Inhaling this oil promotes feelings of well-being, and some have even described that sensation as “euphoric.”

Clary Sage is a go-to essential oil for so many reasons. Here are five of my favorites.

Sleeping peacefully Get a Good Night’s Sleep

You’ll perform and feel better when you get a good night’s rest, and Clary Sage oil can help. Inhale this oil just before bedtime and then apply a dab to the bottoms of your feet. You’ll relax and fall into a deep sleep. Clary Sage can also enhance your ability to dream.

Calming Effects

Clary Sage oil has a calming effect and helps many people relieve stress. It may improve your mood and lift your spirit, enabling you to feel better about life. And who can’t use a little boost to see their glass as half full?! The oil is especially effective when used during a massage. Take Clary Sage with you to your next massage and ask the therapist to apply a little to back and shoulders. You’ll leave feeling at peace with the world.

Hormone Synergy

When hormones are off balance women can experience mood fluctuations, irritability, occasional abdominal discomfort, reduced sleep and lack of passion.  Many women are now using Clary Sage during their cycle to create balance in the body because it contains constituents with balancing properties. Try inhaling this essential oil right before and during your menstrual cycle to maintain a healthy hormonal balance.

Lowers Occasional Stress

Produced by your adrenal glands, cortisol has a reputation for being the “stress hormone.” Though it does help regulate blood pressure and support the immune system during a crisis, cortisol causes problems when we remain in a state of constant stress. When we stay in the “fight or flight” mode, cortisol levels remain consistently high. High cortisol levels result in not being able to sleep at night and also cause blood sugar spikes, and weight gain in the stomach area.

Supports the Brain

Users report that Clary Sage oil improves their mental function and gives them “clarity.” If you have experienced feelings of confusion and things seem muddled, you can inhale this oil for better mental clarity. It can also be applied to your brow to enhance creativity. We all struggle at times with indecisiveness and confusion, feeling like we’re moving through a dark place. Clary Sage oil may dispel these feelings of being lost and can help focus your thoughts.

Complimentary Essential Oils

Clary Sage blends well with Wild Orange, Bergamot, Cypress, Sandalwood, and Geranium essential oils.

If you’re curious about how Clary Sage essential oil can support your body throughout the month, we should chat. I’d love to help you live your most abundant life. Let’s schedule a consultation today!

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