Clary Sage Essential Oil
Latin name: Salvia sclarea
Synonyms: Clary, Muscatel sage, Eye bright
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the flowering tops
Origin: France and other parts of Europe
Plant characteristics: This hardy herb can grow to about 1 ½ metres in southern France at a high altitude. The higher the plant is grown, the more effective is the essential oil. It is a beautiful plant, with long green stems and lupin-like flowers in shades of pink, purple, yellow and cream. The stem and undersides of the leaves are hairy and sometimes the essential oil can be seen shining in the sun between the hairs.
Clary Sage Essential Oil characteristics: A pale yellow-green liquid with a musky, herby yet sweet aroma
Traditional use: Used for digestive disorders, uterine and menstrual complaints, cleaning ulcers and as a general tonic. The plant was also used for cleansing the eyes.
Clary Sage Essential Oil blends well with: Lavender, Cypress, Ylang Ylang and Roman Chamomile.
Cautions and comments: There are no medical contra-indications known. Clary is often used to fragrance a room before a party to encourage social interaction!
Main chemical constituents: Alcohols (<15%), esters (<75%).
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.