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 use 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.)
To enjoy its euphoric effects, simply use Clary Sage Essential Oil in your diffuser, or place a few drops in the palm and gently inhale as desired.
Not only does Clary Sage 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.
To use for skincare, dilute a few drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil with your favorite carrier oil.
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. This oil is also anti-spasmodic, which means it helps relieve cramps and pains, a perfect for 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.
To employ Clary Sage Essential Oil for its Menstruation and Menopause benefits, you can apply it topically combined with your favorite carrier oil (for cramps) or dab a small drop on each temple, on the back of the neck, and on top of the feet (for hot flashes).