Clary Sage Essential Oil

Calming, cheering, balancing hormonal support

Clary Sage essential oil calms you down, cheers you up and balances you out. It's an all around great tonic for women, especially for hormonal problems.

Clary sage is well known for its euphoric effects and is often used by aromatherapists to help with depression, burn-out, compulsiveness and nervous tension.

Clary sage oil is good for menstrual issues, easing painful periods and scanty menstruation, as well as promoting relaxation during labor. During menopause, clary sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, headaches and dizziness.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Salvia sclarea

Clary sage grows about three feet tall with soft, dusty green leaves. It has lacy pink, white or blue flowers, depending on the variety.

The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the flowering tops and the leaves.

Sweet, earthy, floral herbaceous scent.

Therapeutic Action

Lifts mood

Calms nerves

Reduces stress and tension

Promotes sleep


Encourages communication

May help reduce asthma spasms (according to some documentation)

Helps ease pain

Improves digestion

Contains a phyto-hormone similar to estrogen

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Clary Sage oil's strong middle note blends well with almost every essential oil, but especially well with bergamot, cedar, chamomile, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, orange, sandalwood and ylang ylang.


Non-toxic, non-sensitizing. Do not use during pregnancy or if you have epilepsy. Can be stupefying in large amounts.

What Next?

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