Clary Sage Essential Oil
Aroma: spicy, herbaceous, sweet
Extraction: Steam Distillation
Part Used: Flower
Chemical Family: Ester, Monterpenol
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea). Clary Sage is a calming and wonderfully fragranced essential oil, especially comforting to those suffering from depression, PMS, or for those experiencing negative emotions. The uplifting aspect of Clary Sage along with its exquisite aroma make it especially desirable for personal perfumes and deodorants.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from bottle, or put a drop on tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Hazards: None known.
Contraindications: None known.
Our Recommendations: If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have liver or kidney disfunction, consult your health care practioner before use. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (If it is not already diluted, dilute with a carrier oil).
Store in a covered or dark, airtight container in the refrigerator or cool area for longest shelf life.
Linalyl acetate has antinociceptive activity in vivo (Sakurada et al. 2009). Linalyl acetate has antinociceptive activity.
For dysmenorrhea, a blend of Lavender, Clary Sage and Marjoram (2:1:1 ratio, 3% in a cream base for abdominal massage) provides pain relief and reduces the duration of pain.
Linalyl acetate has antinociceptive activity in vivo.
The essential oil has antibacterial actions. It is active against Staphylococcus epidermidis, which is implicated in acne.
Six essential oils (from oregano, thyme, clove, lavender, clary sage, and arborvitae) exhibited different antibacterial and antifungal properties. Antimicrobial activity was shown against pathogenic and environmental bacteria and fungi. Oregano, thyme, clove and arborvitae showed very strong antibacterial activity against all tested strains at both full strength and reduced concentrations. These essential oils showed different fungistatic and fungicidal activities when tested by direct application and in the vapor phase.
Clary Sage has shown anti-inflammatory action.
Clary Sage has demonstrated good anti-stress activity and is antidepressant.
Linalyl acetate, a major component of Clary Sage essential oil, can induce relaxation of smooth muscle.
The essential oil typically contains 10-16% linalol, which is known to have sedative activity.
We also know that linalyl acetate works synergistically with linalol, and that the sedative action of Lavender depends on the presence of both constituents.
There is no directly supportive research for the essential oil. However, Clary Sage contains substantial amounts of linalyl acetate, which does have immunostimulant activity in vitro.