clary sage essential oil
Clary Sage has uplifting and relaxing properties. It encourages sleep and is said to promote dreaming. It is said to be a very good muscle relaxant and a key essential oil for PMT due to its soothing, relaxing & warming properties.
Clary Sage can have a profoundly euphoric effect so do use wth care.
Clary Sage is used in aromatherapy in preference to Sage (Salvia officinalis) because whilst Clary shares many of the properties of Sage, the essential oil contains a far lower proportion of thujone.
It is helpful for treating all kinds of stress and tension and is a particulary powerful muscle relaxant that has a wonderfully nutty aroma.
As it is relaxing, warming and antispasmodic it is helpful in treating digestive problems, cramps, PMS, back pain or colicky pains. Either gentle massage over the stomach and abdomen, or hot compresses of Clary will be very comforting.
Used in a cream or lotion, clary sage oil can be beneficial for skin problems. It is particularly good for balancing the production of sebum of the skin and to clear greasy complexions.