Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Clary Sage essential oil is the go to oil for women's issues. It loves to support healthy menstrual function. Frequently used to calm PMS, ease menstrual cramps, and relieve hot flashes in menopause. Its calming properties and benefits to the skin make this oil a woman's best friend.

Clary Sage is related to sage, but has tall flowering stems with delicate pink flowers. Native to Southern Europe, it has been prized for its medicinal properties. It is also a popular ingredient in perfume.

Let this sweet but herbaceous oil uplift your emotions and bring on creative inspiration. It has a tonic effect on many body systems, including the digestive and respiratory systems.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Facts

Botanical Name Salvia sclarea
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Note Middle
Aroma Sweet, herbaceous, clean
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Leaves/Flowers
Shelf Life 3-5 years
Kid Safe? Yes, max dilution 1%
Safety Concerns Potential skin irritant

Essential Oil Blends Well With:

Rose, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile (German & Roman), Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Therapeutic Uses:

Menstrual problems, menstrual cramp, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal problems, hot flashes, muscular aches and pains, muscular fatigue, muscular spasm, excessive perspiration, headaches, loss  of concentration, memory, insomnia, nervousness, depression, anxiety stress, psychological stress (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 581).

Clary Sage Essential Oil Benefits

Here are 10 reasons that I love to have Clary Sage oil as part of my oil arsenal:

- Considered an aphrodisiac, helps restore libido

- Relieves menstrual cramps and labor pains

- Revives tired muscles

- Creates a sense of peace

- Allows creative inspiration to flow

- Supports women’s health

- Returns vitality after an illness

- Aids in digestion

- Relieves gas and stomach upset

- Uplifts the mind and emotions

Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses

Use in a massage oil by adding 1 drop of clary sage and 2 drops of lavender to 1 tablespoon of trauma oil to boost circulation and relieve aches and pains.

Use in a diffuser for a peaceful aroma, great choice for evenings or when looking to relax.

Add to carrier oil of choice and use as a massage oil to support vitality.

Place 6-8 drops of clary sage on the scent pads for your Essential Oil Car Diffuser and diffuse to uplift emotions.

Add one drop of clary sage on your essential oil diffuser necklace for positive support with PMS or menopause.

Rub one drop of clary sage diluted with 1 teaspoon of jojoba carrier oil on your lower belly to relieve menstrual cramps.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Recipes

Wind Down Roll On

Add essential oils to roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. To use, roll onto arms, upper chest, shoulders, and/or neck. 5% dilution.

Woodsy Calm Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Cypress
  • 3 drops Juniper Berry

Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water. Read more about diffusing essential oils.

Hot Flash Bath Blend

Blend together, add to bath after filled and swirl with hand to mix. Soak for 15 minutes.

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Fresh Start Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water.

Menstrual Cycle Support Blend

Great for bloating, cramps, and discomfort

Add essential oils to bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil (or carrier oil of choice). To use, rub onto lower belly/pelvic area. Grapefruit is phototoxic oil but safe at this dilution. 2% dilution.

Read More: Jojoba Carrier Oil

Revive Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Tangerine
  • 2 drops Basil

Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight - Revive Diffuser Blend by Loving Essential Oils

Belly Discomfort Blend

Cramps, spasms, gas, etc.

Melt coconut oil in a warm water bath. Add essential oil drops to empty glass jar. Pour melted coconut oil into glass jar and blend oils together. Place lid on and allow to solidify. To use, apply to belly and lower back. 2% dilution.

Woman Power Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Geranium

Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water.

Where to Buy Clary Sage Essential Oil

Here are two brands we like:

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), it is best practice to always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil.

How to do an Essential Oil Skin Test by Loving Essential Oils

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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Jennifer Lane

Hello, I'm Jennifer, Founder of Loving Essential Oils. I have a passion for natural health and aromatherapy. I love making DIY products to replace store bought items and strive for a chemical and toxin free home. I enjoy using aromatherapy and essential oils every day to keep my family and myself healthy and happy. My hope is to help you do the same.

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