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Guide to Clary Sage Essential Oil

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Guide to Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage essential oil is derived from the flowering tops and leaves of the clary sage plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region. Clary sage essential oil is a versatile oil and is popularly known as “ The women’s oil” because of its benefits for women’s health in relation to menstruation and menopause.

Scientific Name: Salvia sclarea
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves and flowers/buds
Family: Lamiaceae
Odor strength: Medium - strong
Aroma: Floral, earthy, herbaceous and slightly fruity
Consistency: Thin to medium
Color: Pale yellow


Menstrual and Labor Pain Relief
Clary sage essential oil is known for its ability to help ease menstrual pain & cramps and regulate the menstrual flow. It also provides relief from pain during labor promoting a more comfortable experience.
Supports Hormonal Balance
Clary sage is well known for balancing estrogen levels and as a result, supports overall female health. It can be beneficial for PMS, irregular cycles or menopause-related symptoms.
Skin Inflammation Soother
With its anti-inflammatory properties, clary sage essential oil helps soothe acne, boils, skin inflammations, and rashes. It can provide relief from itching, redness, and discomfort, promoting healthier skin.
Cold and Cough Relief
It is beneficial for decreasing symptoms of asthma, cough, and sore throat. Its expectorant properties help relieve congestion, promote easier breathing, and support respiratory health.
Deodorizing Effect
It acts as a natural deodorant, helping to neutralize and deodorize body odors. It can be used as a fresh-scented alternative to conventional deodorants.
Clary sage essential oil is generally considered safe for use around pets when used in moderation.

Ways to use


When diffused it induces feelings of relaxation, clarity and calmness while alleviating dizziness, anxiety, and irritability.

Step 1:

Add 2-3 drops of clary sage oil to a ceramic diffuser filled with water

Step 2:
Keep a lighted tea light candle in the bottom slot of the diffuser
Step 3:
Enjoy the relaxing effect as you meditate.

Chest rub

It helps soothe symptoms of respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, cough, congestion, and pneumonia.

Step 1:
Mix 2-4 drops of Clary sage oil in a tablespoon of almond oil
Step 2:
Gently massage on the chest

Pain reliever

When massaged it helps relieve pain and cramps

Step 1:
Mix 5 drops of clary sage oil with 5 drosp of Jojoba oil
Step 2:
Massage onto affected area to relieve pain

Roll on perfume

Step 1:

When massaged it helps relieve pain and cramps

Step 2:
Fill the remaining bottle with a suitable carrier oil.
Step 3:
Mix well
Step 4:
Apply to pulse points like wrist, neck or behind the ears


  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
  • Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
  • Never intake essential oils orally.
  • Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
  • If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.