Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea
Method of Extraction:
Steam distillation from the flowering tops and foliage.
Powerful, woody, and herbaceous. Colourless to pale yellow.
The pungent, herbaceous aroma of Clary Sage has a strongly uplifting yet soothing effect on the mind. In times of worry, try soaking in a warm bath containing 2 drops of Clary Sage, 2 drops of Geranium and 3 drops of Lavender, all diluted in a teaspoon of Peach Kernel oil.
An excellent massage oil can be made by blending 1 drop of Clary Sage, 1 drop of Roman Chamomile and 2 drops of Sandalwood in 10ml of Sweet Almond oil.
The best Clary Sage comes from Russia, which is by far the most important producer, although France often plays a significant role in distribution. Absolute Aromas has selected a very high quality oil.
Did you know?
Clary sage was often referred to as ‘Muscatel’sage in Germany, as it was thought to share the taste of Muscatel wine.
Specific Safety Advice
It is important to remember that whilst essential oils are being used, it is wise not to drink alcohol. This is particularly applicable when using Clary Sage. Do not use Clary Sage during pregnancy – it is however an extremely useful oil during childbirth. Use in moderation at all times.