Exploring the Miraculous Benefits of Clary Sage Oil: From Aromatherapy to Natural Skincare

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In this blog post, we'll continue to talk about the incredible benefits of essential oils. Have you gotten a diffuser yet? Today's edition features Clary Sage. Clary Sage has been used for millennia for a variety of health ailments, some of which we'll cover in the next few paragraphs. First, lets get to know this plant a little better. 

The scientific name for Clary Sage is Salvia sclarea. It's a perennial that is part of the Salvia genus.  Its name comes from “Clarus,” which is the Latin word for “clear.” Clary Sage is indigenous to the northern Mediterranean region, along with some parts of Central Asia and North Africa.

Clary Sage grows up to six feet tall and features square thick stems covered in hair.  It also has colorful flowers, which range from mauve to lilac and bloom in bunches. Clary sage essential oil is extracted from the plant’s leaves and flower tops using a steam distillation process.

Use of Clary Sage dates back to Greek and Roman times.  It was used for certain eye conditions to help flush out dust and particle as well as red and white spots - think of it as the original Visine! Mucilage from the seed was mixed with water and then applied to swellings and tumors or for drawing out thorns, splinters, and other debris from the skin.

The used of clary sage essential oil includes soothing and relaxing properties that have been used since at least the Middle Ages to rejuvenate and calm the skin and is still used for this purpose today. It has also long been known to support and regulate the female reproductive system such as during menstruation, childbirth and, menopause.  Throughout history, clary sage essential oil has also been considered to be an aphrodisiac and used as an ingredient in brewing ales and added to wine to make it more intoxicating - yum!

Ok, let's get into some more in-depth health benefits of Clary Sage. Let's see how using clary sage essential oil can improve your life. Here's five other ways to use clary sage essential oil.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Fights Depression

One of the top uses of clary sage essential oil can help to boost mental strength, hope, confidence, and self-esteem resulting in depression being combated efficiently. Simply diffusing clary sage oil can just be a great little pick-me-up. The oil also helps to relieve anxiety. It has been utilized as an antidepressant and administered to patients who are undergoing rehabilitation for acute depression. To utilize clary sage for depression, just add some to your diffuser in your office or around the house. 

Tranquil scene of clary sage essential oil in a small glass bottle, surrounded by clary sage plants in a garden. Includes a diffuser emitting mist, a bowl of clary sage-infused facial cream, and a person practicing yoga in the background, conveying the calming uses of the oil.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Is Antibiotic and Wound Healing

Another use of clary sage essential oil is it kills bacteria and stops the spread and growth of bacterial infections while preventing new infections. It has been shown in studies that the oil is especially beneficial in helping to cure bacterial infections that affect the excretory system, urinary tract, intestines, and colon.  It is also very effective in helping to inhibit bacteria from getting into our bodies through food or water.

When the essential oil is topically applied to wounds they get an extra layer of protection from tetanus germs or becoming septic.  The antiseptic properties of clary sage oil can help to protect one’s body while recovering from surgery and as well as all kind of wounds which tend to be where infections arise.

Clary Sage Essential Oil For Healthy Skin

Clary Sage essential oil contains an ester called linalyl acetate that helps to heal rashes and reduce skin inflammation. It also helps to regulate and balance the production of the natural oils inside the skin and makes skin look beautiful and young.  Clary sage essential oil can be mixed along with a carrier agent such as almond or coconut oil in order to facilitate maximum beneficial effects and absorption.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Reduces Flatulence

Heres a great one that doesnt stink! Clary Sage essential oil has carminative properties that help to eliminate gas very quickly.  It creates an environment conducive to allowing one to pass excess gas, which helps to reduce the feeling of being bloated. The oil also works to inhibit the formation of gas, to begin with....you're welcome :)

Clary Sage Essential Oil Eliminates Odor

Purchasing synthetic deodorants impacts the environment negatively and they are expensive. The pleasant smell does not last for long. They also sometimes cause allergies and skin irritation. One of the major benefits of clary sage essential oil is it is a much better option as a deodorant because when used in diluted form, it works as a very effective deodorant ingredient that does not produce any negative side effects. Side effects are lowered because it is plant-based and there is the added bonus that it doesn’t negatively impact the environment.

Green Theory makes two deodorants that contain clary sage essential oils, Lavender & Evergreen (womens) and Biohazard (mens). All Green Theory deodorants are made with 100% all natural ingredients - none of those toxic chemicals found in commercial deodorants. We harness the odor fighting power of probiotics and combine them with detoxifying bentonite clay to keep you smelling fresh all day long while keeping you healthy.

What Essential Oils Mix Well With Clary Sage Essential Oil?

Clary sage essential oil is known for its soothing, calming properties and blends well with a variety of other essential oils to enhance both their fragrance and therapeutic benefits. Here are some essential oils that mix well with clary sage:

  1. Lavender - Enhances relaxation and stress relief; a classic pairing for soothing and sleep-inducing blends.
  2. Geranium - Helps balance hormones and emotions; adds a floral note that complements clary sage's herbaceous quality.
  3. Frankincense - Known for its grounding properties; adds a warm, balsamic aroma that pairs well with the earthy tone of clary sage.
  4. Bergamot - A citrus oil that helps elevate mood and alleviate stress; its fresh and lively scent contrasts nicely with the more subdued tone of clary sage.
  5. Roman Chamomile - Known for its calming effects, especially useful for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation alongside clary sage.
  6. Sandalwood - Adds a rich, woody undertone that enhances the meditative qualities of clary sage.
  7. Ylang-Ylang - Provides a deep, floral boost and can enhance the aphrodisiac qualities of clary sage.
  8. Lemon - Adds a bright, refreshing note; great for uplifting the mood and purifying the air when blended with clary sage.
  9. Juniper Berry - Offers a crisp, clean scent that complements clary sage in detoxifying and cleansing blends.
  10. Sweet Orange - Another citrus oil that brings a sweet, cheerful note to balance the herbaceous quality of clary sage.

What do you use clary sage essential oil for? Let us know in the comments below!

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