In the middle ages, Clary Sage was known as the ‘Eye of Christ’ and the European native’s use has been widespread for centuries. Clary Sage essential oil can be used where a recipe calls for Sage but the user requires something more gentle.
Sage Essential Oil is also available.
Aroma: Top to Middle Note.
Perfume: Herbaceous and nutty. Musky and sweet.
Blends well with: juniper, lavender, coriander, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, pine, jasmine, frankincense and bergamot.
Indications: Anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue (induces uterine contractions) euphoric, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure) nerve tonic, sedative, stomachic, general tonic.
Part of plant used: flowering aerial parts
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Grown and manufactured in: France
Tinderbox products containing Clary Sage essential oil: Blue Fire Perfumes, Serenity Massage Oil, Wild Heart Tribal Incense, Shampoo for oily hair, Herbal Sacred Smudge Stick.
Precautions: Should be avoided when consuming alcohol, since it could exaggerate the effects. It is a non-toxic, non-sensitising oil but can in large doses generate a headache. Use sparingly during pregnancy.