Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Calming and relaxing, Clary Sage essential oil is commonly used for a soothing massage, particularly during menstruation. It also has stress-reducing effects when used aromatically, and skin-clarifying properties when applied topically to the skin.
Clary Sage is a flowering herb in the mint family that is native to Southern Europe. Clary Sage has been used for its many benefits since the Middle Ages. The flowers and leaves are steam distilled for the fragrant essential oil, which is considered one of the most relaxing of all oils. When applied topically, Clary Sage calms and soothes the skin.
Clary Sage essential oil is particularly helpful during a woman’s menstrual cycle and is a key ingredient in doTERRA’s proprietary women’s monthly blend, ClaryCalm®. Due to its linalool and linalyl acetate content, Clary Sage can help improve mood and promote calming feelings. For a soothing effect during menstruation, gently massage 3–5 drops of Clary Sage into the abdomen, or add to bath water for a stress-relieving soak.
Due to its chemical constituents, Clary Sage helps soothe the nervous system when taken internally.* Take 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule to access this benefit.*
Clary Sage has a pleasant, herbal, and slightly floral aroma that is popularly used in colognes and perfumes. It helps soothe and balance heightened emotions. Clary Sage is a beautiful oil to diffuse for a calming aroma when you feel worry or anxiousness. It can also be used to promote relaxation in preparation for a restful night’s sleep. Clary Sage blends well with Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, citrus oils, and Sandalwood.