CLARY SAGE (Salvia sclarea) derives its name from the Latin "Clarus" meaning "clear" because this herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes. Clary Sage essential oil is derived from a steam distillation of the flowering plant. It's described as having a floral smell by some, but more herby by others, and is most often used to support the hormonal system (usually in women), but it can also be helpful for stress, mood swings, and soothing skin.
Today Clary Sage Essential Oil is a key ingredient in many skin care formulas because of its cell regenerating properties as well as its ability to arrest inflamed and puffy skin. Clary Sage is known to effectively balance the sebaceaous glands and used on the scalp, it controls greasy hair as well as encourage hair growth. Here are some other health benefits:
Euphoric - Clary Sage oil can induce a feeling of immense joy, confidence, pleasure and high spirits and fill you with the desire to live your life to the fullest. This is why it is frequently used to cure depression or chronic stress and anxiety.
Aphrodisiac – Another well-known use of clary sage oil. It boosts libido and may improve sexual performance. It can even help treat psychological problems related to loss of libido and impotence.
Painkiller – Clary sage essential oil can help relieve headaches, back pain, muscle stiffness, and cramps.
Antiseptic – Oil of clary sage can be used to cleanse wounds and may help protect the body during surgery and against other infections.
Blood pressure regulator – It can help reduce blood pressure by relaxing the arteries, and may decrease your risk of heart problems.
Hair treatment – Clary sageis believed to stimulate hair growth. The essential oil can also limit the sebum produced in scalp and treat dandruff.
Skin health promoter – Clary sage oil regulates oil production and reduces inflammation that contributes to dermatitis.
Blending your Clary Essential Oil: You can use your favorite carrier oil as a base. Clary Sage Oil blends very well with oils of Lemon, Lime, Orange and other citrus fruits as well as Lavender, Pine, Juniper, Geranium, Sandal Wood, Jasmine and Frankincense oils.