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July Essential Oil: Clary Sage

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea

Aroma: Herbaceous, strong, nutty, sweet, fruity

Clary Sage is a member of the Labiatae family which also include Lavender, Lemon Balm, and Thyme. Clary Sage is native to France, Italy, and Syria. The plant grows to about 3 feet and has heart-shaped fuzzy leaves and flowers that are pink, white, or blue, depending on the variety.

The Latin name for Clary Sage, ‘clarus’ means “clear” and comes from its centuries-long use in treating eye problems.

In the 1500s, clary sage was cultivated in Europe mainly for brewing ales and adding to wines to make them more intoxicating!

Clary Sage is known to contain a hormone similar to estrogen, which can be a helpful remedy for women with PMS, painful menstrual cramps, and hot flashes associated with menopause.

The oil’s sweet, nutty scent is said to help revitalize those suffering from depression, tension, stress, and fear.

Below is a list of some of the therapeutic properties of Clary Sage essential oil:

  • Useful in helping with anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, migraines, and stress

  • Relieves tension and emotional turmoil

  • Helpful with acne, asthma, coughs, laryngitis, PMS, menstrual cramps, muscle aches and pains, rashes, and sore thoat

  • Helps to maintain emotional balance

  • Activates the sacral, throat, and third eye chakras

  • Attracts happinesss and aids in dream work

  • Inspires creativity and awakens intuition

  • Deepens experience of meditation and other spiritual practices

Recipe to Awaken the Imagination:

Diffuse in an aromatherapy lamp or diffuser:

3 drops of Clary Sage

3 drops of Bergamot

3 drops of Sandalwood

3 drops of Lemon

This blend helps to spark creative impulses and create a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere.

This oil can cause drowsiness, don’t use it while driving. Can also increase or intensify intoxication and hangovers.

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*Safety Note: Always, always, consult with a doctor before using essential oils, especially if you’re pregnant, or using oils for your children. It’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian before using oils on your pets too. Essential oils are safe, natural alternatives; however, we are not doctors and it’s just good practice to consult with your trusted medical professionals before trying or adding new things into your environment.


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