Sage Advice: How to use Clary Sage Essential Oil
We love Clary Sage Essential Oil for its therapeutic uses to help alleviate dozens of ailments from stress and depression, to skin conditions and even symptoms of menstruation and menopause. Dive a little bit deeper with us as we share sage advice on how to incorporate this high-frequency plant medicine in your life.
Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
This essential oil is one of the most recommended stress-relieving oils in aromatherapy. Its sedative abilities are known to induce feelings of ease, peace, positivity, clarity, and relaxation. A scientific study that tested the effects of various essential oils on depression found that Clary Sage was, in fact, the most potent. (Other oils included Chamomile, Rosemary, and Lavender.)
Not only does Clary Sage Essential Oil calm the mind and energy body, but it also calms irritation of the skin. Since the Middle Ages, this plant has been used to treat inflammation, a property we can continue to benefit from in modern essential oil form. When used topically, it has a slight cooling effect which helps relieve said inflammation due to rash and other skin irritations.
Clary Sage Essential Oil may also help regulate the body’s natural production of oils and sebum, so if you find that your skin is too oily or too dry, try using it to encourage the perfect balance.
Symptoms of Menstruation and Menopause
For women of any age, Clary Sage can offer profound benefits. It is believed that Clary Sage Essential Oil has a strong effect on the endocrine system (and perhaps more specifically, the pituitary gland), which helps regulate the balance of estrogen and other hormones throughout the female body. It contains a compound called “sclareol” which acts as an estrogen mimic.
Clary Sage Essential Oil is also anti-spasmodic, which means it helps relieve cramps and pains, a perfect offering for those of us who suffer from such symptoms during menstruation. And last, but not least, Clary Sage also acts on the nervous system to relieve hot flashes for women with Menopause, and of course— bringing it back full circle— to help relieve additional mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
Get the most out of Clary Sage Essential Oil with these recipes!
Ease anxious feelings and increase your peace with this tranquil blend.
Oily Skincare Serum
Oil can actually help relieve oily skin! Try this blend as a DIY treatment.
- 8 Drops Patchouli Essential Oil
- 8 Drops Myrrh Essential Oil
- 8 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 Oz Hemp Seed Oil
After cleansing, gently rub it into the skin before bed.
Hot Flash Quick Relief
Try this alternative remedy for hot flashes to ease discomfort.
- 10 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
- 6 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 oz Rose Hip Seed Oil
Dab a small drop on each temple, on the back of the neck, and on top of the feet.
Blossom with Clary Sage Essential Oil and add it to your oily collection for emotional healing, feminine health, and a natural skincare treatment!