Aroma:Mellow, warm, herbaceous/hay-like, with a musky/amber note. Important ingredient of Eau de Cologne.
Latin Name:Salvia sclarea
Country of Origin:Hungary
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Extracted From:Flowers and leaves
Aromatherapy Properties:Visualizing, spiritually connecting, centering. Clary Sage may induce euphoria when inhaled, and will increase drunkenness when used in combination with alcohol consumption. It is great to balance extremes of emotion and restore inner tranquility.
It's also wonderful in helping mature skin look its best, as well as being a great hair care ingredient.
Suggested Use:Apply a few drops to a tissue and inhale; or add to a diffuser. Make sure to use in moderation and only if you are about to rest, since Clary Sage can alter your state of mind if used in high doses.
If you like you can make your own hair care blend, combining Clary Sage with Rosemary, Jasmine, Patchouli and Lavender according to your liking. Add to unscented shampoo or conditioner (5-10 drops per 1oz. of product), or apply 1 drop to your hairbrush to rejuvenate and naturally scent hair and scalp.
To add to a bath - in order to prevent the oils from floating on the surface - you may want to blend the Essential Oil with some Half and Half, honey, vinegar or Aromaland's Coconut Emulsifier before adding it to the water.
History:Quite popular in the Middle Ages, when it was used for digestive disorders, a variety of problems of the internal organs and as a general nerve tonic. It was a popular ingredient of wine (muscatel wine) and beer
Some of the largest consumers are the tobacco industry, who like to flavor their tobacco with Clary Sage.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. Much safer to use than other members of the Sage family. Avoid during pregnancy. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor. May accelerate the effects of alcohol. Avoid during pregnancy, except for time of labor.