Known as a “woman’s helper,” this ornamental, biennial herb is cultivated for its precious oil in France and Russia. Its long stems can reach up to three feet high, boasting fine, silver-white haired leaves and decorative purple blossoms that flourish in summer. A member of the mint family, clary sage is popularly used in soothing teas and an array of culinary applications. Its long-lasting spicy, yet subtle fruity notes make it a prevalent ingredient in perfumes, lotions, hair care, bath oils and soaps.
Plant Part Used
Flowers and leaves
Medium. Spicy-sweet, nutty and herbaceous.
Clary Sage Essential Oil Benefits
Releases inspiration and eases the mind. Promotes soothing serenity.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lime, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree
History of Clary Sage
Native to Southern Europe, clary sage was a highly-esteemed herb revered in the Middle Ages as Oculus Christi for its ability to promote eye health. Its very name is derived from the Latin word “clear.” Clary sage was also added into muscatel (a rich, sweet wine) and some English beers because of its sweet, nutty essences.
Using Clary Sage Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Gain new perspective with this illuminating blend!
Calming Aroma Cocktail
Having a long day? Try this composing aromatic concoction!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!