17 Aug 2012

Clary Sage Essential Oil Benefits

Clary Sage Essential Oil Benefits:  Clary Sage may be good for: Bronchitis, cholesterol, eye problems (blurred vision, tired or strained eyes), hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalance, impotence, infections, intestinal cramps, menstrual cramps, PMS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Candidiasis reduction, Cell regulation, circulatory problems, depression, insect bits, insomnia, kidney disorders, dry skin, throat infections, ulcers and whooping cough.

Clary Sage is a dramatic plant growing to 2 or 3 feet, with tall flower spikes rising above big hairy purple-green leaves and prolific, small blue-violet or white flowers. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops. Clary Sage has a wonderful sweet, nutty aroma, has a dry flavor like very dry wine. It blends well with the citruses, and also with Lavender, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, White Fir and Vetiver.

Some of the effects of Clary Sage have been described as ‘Euphoric’ though not everyone experiences such a heightened state. Most will simply become very relaxed, possibly drowsy, so it is unwise to use before driving.  Stress and Tension Relief are big with Clary Sage and balancing of emotional trauma is subtle but definitive.

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Clary Sage is valuable in treating asthma, as it both relaxes spasm in the bronchial tubes, and helps the anxiety and emotional tension often found in asthma sufferers. The same properties are potentially useful for migraine sufferers who often hold a lot of underlying tension.

As it is warming and antispasmodic, it helps digestive problems, especially cramps or griping colicky pains. Either gentle rhythmical massage over the stomach and abdomen, or hot compresses of Clary Sage are very comforting.

Clary Sage is an emmenagogue, and can help scanty or missing periods. It is best used the first half of the menstrual cycle, if used in the second half it can sometimes induce very heavy bleeding.

One of the useful actions of Clary Sage is in preventing excessive sweating. When tuberculosis was widespread, Clary Sage was used to combat the night sweats experienced by patients, as well as to strengthen their immune systems in the fight against the tuberculosis bacillus.

Psychologically, Clary Sage is deeply relaxing, euphoric and revitalizing. Clary Sage helps strengthen subtle energies and divine inspiration. Vivid Dreams (color & intensity) and solution oriented thinking induced when using Clary Sage.  Because of the ability to help you remember dreams, it is advisable to avoid combining Clary Sage and alcohol  – historically, many reports of this combination inducing really horrible nightmares and major hangovers are documented since early biblical days.


Memory-Jogger Diffuser Blend: Clary Sage 15 drops, Coriander 10 drops, White Fir 10 drops, Ginger 8 drops, Peppermint 3 drops; gently mix and add 4-6 drops of blend to your diffuser when needed and enjoy.

Concentration Diffuser Blend: Clary Sage 8 drops, Lemon 20 drops, Cypress 10 drops, Rosemary 5 drops.

Decision-Making Diffuser Blend: Clary Sage 20 drops, Basil 10 drops, Cypress 8 drops, Peppermint 4 drops.

Tension-Release Diffuser Blend: Clary Sage 10 drops, Lavender 15 drops, Geranium 5 drops, Bergamot 5 drops, Ylang Ylang 2 drops.

Yoga and Meditation Enhancer Diffuser Blend: Clary Sage 6 drops, Wild Orange 3 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Frankincense 2 drops; blend and Add 4-6 drops to diffuser.

Appetite-Stimulating Inhalant: Clary Sage 8 drops, Coriander 6 drops, Black Pepper 4 drops, Ginger 3 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Peppermint 1 drop; blend gently in glass vial and then pour onto inhaler wick and load inhaler – keep with person who needs the support – inhale 3 deep breathes.(www.aromatools.com)

Eye Fatigue: Mix between fingers – Clary Sage 1 drop, Frankincense 1 drop Apply to the sides of your temples and gently above your eyebrows often during periods of extreme fatigue.

Sleep and relaxation: Clary Sage 1 drop with 1 drop of Vetiver apply to back of neck and front of throat about 15 minutes prior to sleep. If very worked up use 2 drops of Clary Sage and 4 of Vetiver.

Asthma- Clary Sage 4 drops, Lavender 4 drops, massage blend over chest and back.

Excessive sweating—footbaths, or regular bath- 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts, add Clary Sage 4 drops, Coriander 3 drops—add water to foot bath after oils have been mixed with Epsom salts –soak feet 10 minutes to reduce perspiration.

Scalp-Stimulating Hair-Growth Formula: 1 ounce Coconut Oil, 3 drops of Clary Sage, 2 drops of White Fir, 1 Drop of Rosemary; Gently mix and massage some of the mixture into your scalp daily. Leave it on for 30 minutes or overnight then shampoo as usual. Shampoo – Clary Sage can help reduce excessive production of sebum, especially on the scalp, and can be put in a final rinsing after shampooing for people with very greasy hair or dandruff.

Serenity Personal Blend: 3 tablespoons coconut oil, Clary Sage 2 drops, Melissa 2 drops, Roman Chamomile 1 drop, Lavender 1 drop, Wild Orange 2 drops; add oils together and mix gently and wear as a fragrance or inhale directly from the bottle as needed.

Fear-Less Personal Blend: Coconut Oil 3 tablespoons, Clary Sage 3 drops, Sandalwood 4 drops, Coriander 2 drops, Ginger 1 drop, Wild Orange 2 drops.

Creativity Flow Enhanced; Coconut oil 3 tablespoons, Helichrysum 3 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Basil 2 drops, Wild Orange 1 drop, Rose oil 1 drop: gently blend and add 2-3 drops to palm of hand and rub hands together and around the wrists and inhale with clear intention of smooth inspiration arriving and staying thru the project’s completion.

Impatience/Irritability ELIMINATOR Personal Blend: Coconut Oil 3 tablespoons, Clary Sage 2 drops, Lavender 4 drops, Geranium 3 drops, Frankincense 1 drop, Patchouli 1 drop: Blend gently and apply to bones behind the ears, wrists and inhale. Wear as fragrance and remember your Intention for personal calm and self trust.

Candida Facial Oil: Coconut oil 1 ounce, Clary Sage 3 drops, Geranium 2 drops, Myrrh 2 drops, Patchouli 1 drop, Frankincense 2 drops; apply to the affected areas as needed, until symptoms subside – will soothe skin and Relieve irritation.

Cellulite Skin Oil: Coconut Oil 4 ounces, Clary Sage 3 drops, Patchouli 4 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Grapefruit 3 drops, Lemon 4 drops, Rosemary 2 drops; gently blend and massage in upward strokes across area to be recovered.

Sexuality Massage Oil: Coconut oil 2 ounces, Clary Sage 4 drops, Sandalwood 6 drops, Ylang Ylang 4 drops, Coriander 2 drops, Patchouli 2 drops, Ginger 2 drops, Basil 1 drop and Vetiver 1 drop; Gently blend in glass vial and use the mixture to massage your partner and visa versa and enjoy….

Flow-Inducing Oil: Coconut oil 2 ounces, Clary Sage 6 drops, Coriander 2 drops, Marjoram 2 drops, Wild Orange 2 drops. Apply across lower abdomen.

Nighttime Muscle Relief Oil: Coconut oil 3 ounces, Clary Sage 5 drops, Roman Chamomile 10, Marjoram 10, Coriander 3, Ylang Ylang 4 drops; gently blend and apply to sore muscles as needed.

PMS Personal Blend: Coconut oil 3 tablespoons, Clary Sage 3 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Geranium 2 drops, Roman Chamomile 2 drops, Rose 1 drop. Apply to forearms and inhale.

Caution: During pregnancy use Clary Sage at the beginning of labor or after delivery only please! Never mix with drinking alcohol!

Prepared and researched by Dr. Susan Lawton.

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