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Spotlight On: Clary Sage

Clary sage

Steam distilled from the flowering tops of the Salvia sclarea plant, clary sage essential oil is one of the most powerful relaxants of all the essential oils.

This oil is warming, sedative, sweet and floral in scent. It is thought to enhance one’s ability to dream, contribute to the health of tissues and cells, and benefit nervous disorders.

As a tonic for overall well-being, clary sage is often found in bath products and perfumes. It is soothing and muscle-relaxing as well as warming and spasm-reducing. It is also said to be beneficial to the female reproductive system, working for some to help balance hormones. It can ease menstrual pain and regulate menstrual flow, and help hot flashes caused by perimenopause.

Clary sage blends well with cedarwood, geranium, juniper and lavender.

Mentally and spiritually speaking, clary sage is said to help with feelings of depression and weakness (perhaps when recovering from illness), and can also be helpful when dealing with post-partum depression.

We have used clary sage essential oil in our Five Minutes Peace Bath Soak.