Clary Sage essential oil, also known as saliva sclarea, is recommended by aromatherapists to treat a variety of symptoms. Clary Sage essential oil contains high levels of an ester called linalyl acetate, a compound that is considered balancing to the nervous system. Clary Sage works to bring balance to your hormones through supporting the endocrine and circulatory system; it is high in antioxidants and helps relaxation. Clary Sage essential oil also has estrogen-like properties that balance and support the hormones. Recent medical data indicates that it naturally raises estrogen and progesterone levels. Imbalanced hormones can cause acne; allergies; heartburn; joint pain and brittle hair or nails; digestive problems; cravings; anxiety; depression; headaches, migraines, difficulty concentrating and memory problems; infertility; premenstrual syndrome and hot flashes; nausea; sleep problems and weight gain. Clary Sage essential oil helps reduce high cholesterol, epilepsy, bronchitis, insomnia, insect bites, kidney disorders, dry skin, throat infections, ulcers, circulatory issues and whooping cough.  Clary Sage also strengthens and tones skin and may make you look and feel younger.

 

How Essential Oils Work

David Stewart, a chemist and author, explains that essential oil molecules have the ability to vibrate at a frequency that mimics hormones, stimulate hormonal receptor sites and fuel new hormone molecules. All essential oils are most effective with regular treatment over a prolonged period. Aromatherapist and author Valerie Ann Worwood recommends one essential oil treatment daily for at least three months to regain hormonal balance.

 

Clary Sage Massage Oil

Essential oils applied topically to the skin, with proper diluting, can help to regenerate cells. To create a simple massage oil to use at home, combine three drops of lavender, four drops of clary sage, one drop of chamomile and one ounce of evening primrose oil. Focus on the area of your body where the imbalance lies, massage the skin slowly and with varying pressure for a least 15 minutes daily.

 

Clary Sage Bath Salts

Epsom salts are Mother Earth’s detoxification medicine. Epsom salts flush toxins, improve absorption of nutrients, ease stress, reduce inflammation, improve sleep and concentration, help muscles and nerves function properly, improve the body’s processing of oxygen and regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes.
To create a nurturing bath salt, add three drops of lavender and four drops of clary sage to one cup of Epsom salts, light a few candles, fill up your bathtub and soak.

 

Clary Sage Facial Cleanser

A face cleanser will leave your skin hydrated, and your skin will absorb the healing properties of the oils. Melt ½ oz. of beeswax, one oz. of lanolin, two oz. of almond oil, and two oz. of grapeseed oil in a double boiler. Remove the pan from the heat, and add four drops of clary sage essential oil and four drops of lavender. Slowly add three oz. of cold filtered spring water. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place.

References

“The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s Love Manifest in Molecules”; David Stewart; 2005

Clary Sage Organics; Common Symptoms; Dr. Daniel Kalish; 2011

“Aromatherapy for Common Ailments”; Shirley Price; 1991

“The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy”; Valarie Worwood; 1991

Epsom Salt Council; Health Benefits; 2009

 

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