Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage comes from a small flowering plant native to the Mediterranean countries.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves, Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Clary Sage is part of the Sage family also including Spanish Sage and White Sage.
- Chemistry: Clary Sage is a combination of Esters (linalyl acetate), Monoterpene Alcohols (linalool), and Sesquiterpene Alcohols (sclareol)
- Musculoskeletal: Pain relief and muscle relaxant for muscular aches and pains
- Reproductive: Helps to support balancing hormones during PMS, menstruation, and menopause. Can stimulate estrogen production as well as testosterone production, helps with hormonal balance, and is also a uterine tonic.
- Pregnancy: Used only during labor and delivery as it can induce contractions prior. It can support pain relief, relaxation, and hormonal balance during labor and delivery. It can also be used after birth to increase milk supply and for perineal healing.
- Babies & Children: can be used for emotional support, pain relief, sleep issues, stress, hair, and skin support.
- Nervous System: Sedative properties that benefit anxiety, stress, insomnia, migraines, depression, and mood swings
- Skin: It has calming and soothing benefits for inflamed or irritated skin especially when they are caused by stress. Beneficial for Normal and Oily hair types
- Emotional: calming and harmonizing and can evoke feelings of euphoria.
- Spiritual: Supports the Heart chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration.
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note with a herbaceous, floral, and earthy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Clary Sage can last up to 36 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral, Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Bergamot, German Chamomile, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Tarragon, and Ylang Ylang.
- Avoid during pregnancy, it is only to be used during labor and delivery because it stimulates contractions.
Products Using Clary Sage Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (Tgsc), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.