Latin name: Salvia sclarea
Aroma Description: Earthy, fruity and floral aroma that is both nutty and herbaceous
- 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.
Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier oil and apply to the abdomen to help with women’s menstrual issues.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
20 thoughts on “Top 4 Ways to Use Clary Sage: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”
I use essential oils for almost everything and with all the rave reviews I had to purchase clary sage today. I have been having the worst cramps of my life and from what I can tell clary sage is the go to essential oil. Thanks PT for great information and products!
I’ve had Clary Sage for a while now. But it seems like most like the scent more than I do. However I have extremely dry cuticles so I’m going to try this and I’ll get back to you to let you know how it worked.
This is one of my favorite oils! Thanks for sharing these helpful tips on how to use it!
My husband makes sure I have Clary Sage coming monthly as it has curbed my hotflashes completely! I love it!
Please share how you use Clary Sage to help with hot flashes. Do you diffuse or use topically? Thanks!
I use it for a hair treatment mixed with with aloe, rosemary
I use it almost daily
Isn’t important to note that as helpful as Clary Sage is for women’s issues it is definitely not recommended for pregnant women until they are ready to give birth,at which time is can be very helpful
Just received my bottle! I interesting smell. Reminds me Blue Tansy, without the cloying sweetness. Do you have a recipe for hair tonic or shampoo to help with dandruff for someone with eczema?
One way to use Clary Sage for haircare is just to add it to your unscented shampoo at a 1% dilution. We also have a couple DIY shampoo recipes.
Clary Sage is one of my favorites. I always add some to my sleep blends and love diffussing it with Ho Wood and Vetiver.
Thought my email said I would be getting 15% off Clary Sage but didn’t see that so removed it
Clary Sage is our spotlight oil right now, so you do get 15% off at checkout! Keep in mind, this discount only goes through Tuesday.
I had no idea clary sage is good for hair and nails
This is one of my absolute favorite oils.
Thank you PT! Your EO education is fabulous!
Thanks for the info. How do you use clary sage on your hair and cuticles? I would like to use it. With the cold weather I noticed my hair having little flakes!
We have a great recipe for a cuticle balm! You can also add Clary Sage to your unscented shampoo to help with the flakes.
I have been on the fence if I should get this oil. Thanks for the article, it is helpful.
Great information. Thank you!
Very helpful information. I wouldn’t know all that I know about EO’s if it weren’t for PT. Thank you!