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Top 4 Ways to Use Clary Sage: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week


Top 4 Ways to Use Clary Sage: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Clary Sage

Latin name: Salvia sclarea

Aroma Description: Earthy, fruity and floral aroma that is both nutty and herbaceous

Therapeutic benefits

  • Helps create a calming and balancing atmosphere.
  • Eases symptoms associated with women’s menstrual cycle.
  • Helps reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
  • Promotes a healthy scalp and hair growth.
  • Balances turbulent emotions and helps stabilize moods.
  • Promotes healthy cuticles and nails.


Yes! Clary Sage IS KidSafe.

Top 4 Ways to Use Clary Sage: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier oil and apply to the abdomen to help with women’s menstrual issues.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser to create a calming and grounding atmosphere.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Chamomile German, Chamomile Roman, Geranium Egyptian, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Sandalwood Australian, and Ylang Ylang Complete.

Additional reading

Clary Sage is a favorite among aromatherapists for its earthy, fruity and floral aroma that is both nutty and herbaceous as well as its many benefits. If the aroma isn’t your favorite to start with, chances are it will grow on you. Clary Sage is also an excellent alternative for those who can’t do Lavender. It has both calming properties and a comparable floral aroma for your aromatic blends. The goodness doesn’t stop there! Let’s take a look.

Calming and Balancing

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One of the main chemical constituents in Clary Sage is Linalyl Acetate, which has calming and grounding properties. This same constituent is found in other calming oils like Bergamot, Lavender, and Petitgrain. Because of this, Clary Sage is most known for is its ability to help create a calming, balancing and relaxing atmosphere. This is especially great for helping gain some emotional balance when it feels like your emotions are running away with you. And while it helps calm, it’s not as sedating as Lavender.

Hair, Skin, and Nails

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For gorgeous hair, skin, and nails, Clary Sage is definitely an oil you want to have on hand as it can help with all three. When it comes to your hair, it helps to promote a healthy, flake-free scalp as well as balance oil production. This, in turn, will help promote healthier hair as well as combat hair loss. For those with oily skin, add Clary Sage to your skincare routine to help balance sebum and excess oil. And lastly, this oil is great for promoting healthy nails and cuticles. This oil is an all-around winner when it comes to beauty!

Stress and Anxiety

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We all have those crazy stressful days. Sometimes it sneaks up on you and sometimes it’s stressful from the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning. Clary Sage’s balancing and calming effect can be especially beneficial! It will help soothe anxiety, enhance your mood, and promote overall calm. For a great inhaler blend to have on hand on those stressful days, check out the Calm the Mom Inhaler Blend! It expertly combines Bergamot, Neroli, Clary Sage and Ho Wood for maximum stress relief.

For the Ladies

Woman hunched over with stomach pain

We all know those issues that are specific to women… Cramps, periods, and PMS. It’s enough to make that time of the month absolutely miserable. Clary Sage can help relieve the symptoms of many of these issues. Because it’s a balancing, mood-boosting oil, it can help calm the turbulent emotions that may arise during that time of the month. When applied topically to the abdomen, it can also help soothe cramps and pain. For menstrual pain, combine two drops each Clary Sage, Geranium Bourbon, and Marjoram Sweet in your favorite carrier oil and massage onto your abdomen.

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