Clary Sage Oil, Some Uses

Clary Sage Oil, Some Uses

Clary Sage 2Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) makes you feel like spring. You feel like your energy has been reawakened, your eyes are brighter, you see the beauty of the world, and you’re ready to take on new challenges.

Aromatic influences: Very calming; may enhance the dream state and bring about a feeling of euphoria. Mood enhancing, supportive, and regulating.

Combines well with:

Juniper Berry, Lavender, Pine Needles, Cardamom, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense, Coriander, Cedarwood, Palmarosa, Bergamot, Petitgrain bigarade, Vetiver, Orange, Lemon, Tangerine,

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Great for meditation. It is relaxing and revitalizing.
  • Antidepressant. One of the best out there. It helps treat depression, melancholia, anxiety, stress, and chronic dissatisfaction.
  • Clary Sage drawingWonderful for treating menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms.
  • Aphrodisiac.
  • Has an estrogen-like hormone.
  • Encourages communication.
  • Very helpful in dealing with strong emotions, such as fear, stress and anxiety.
  • Is great for skin care.
  • Clary Sage improves a woman’s experience of the transitions in her life.
  • Symbolizes the “Sacred Feminine.”
  • Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Safe to use for all skin types.
  • Avoid using during pregnancy, though it is good to use during labor and delivery.
  • Helps strengthen the kidneys.
  • Have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Clary Sage oil. To check for more, you can click on Clary Sage in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Nuptial Nectar

  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Massage into skin at your heart’s content. (2)

Clary Sage 4Balance Hormones Massage

  • 4 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Vitex Berry
  • 4 drops Rose Geranium
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage formula into abdomen using clockwise strokes. Use this to balance female hormones during menstruation and during menopause. (10)

Bring On Labor Contractions

  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Jasmine
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Ask birthing partner to massage blend into abdomen and lower back. (10)

Oils and towelsRelieve Mood Swings Bath

  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 4 drops Tangerine
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for at least 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath to help remove skin impurities. (10)

Calming Massage

  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Clary Sage
  • 4 drops Palmarosa
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into shoulders, back of the neck, and down the back. (9)

Cuticle Care Treatment

  • 4 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Castor Oil

Massage formula into your nails and up into the cuticles before bed every night. (2)

Proper_SleepSleep Supporter Room Spray

  • 20 drops Patchouli
  • 20 drops Orange
  • 20 drops Clary Sage
  • 20 drops Lavender
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room before bedtime every night and inhale deeply. Can refill the water 3 – 5 times before you need to refill the oils. (2)

Romance Diffusion

  • 5 drops Clary Sage
  • 5 drops Clove Bud
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 5 drops Black Pepper

Add formula to diffuser and inhale deeply. (9)

Other suggestions

Here is what our RMO family members are saying about it on facebook:

  • PC: “I use it for balance.”
  • Foot massageSH: “I LOVE this oil for my endometriosis and ovarian cyst. Conventional medicine can only give me various types of birth control to control my horomones or do surgery for either of these problems but with my endovan (an alternative medicine made of herbs in a capsule) and Clary Sage for breakthrough pain I’m almost totally pain free from these conditions that were ruining my life because I was in too much pain and I was fricken CRAZY on birth control and fighting BAD with my husband because I was looking for a fight on those drugs and they still didn’t help at all. Now I’m hormone free and things are great with my husband. We have fought maybe twice this month. Mostly I put it whole on my ankle’s vitaflex points first then I put 4-6 drops over my lower abdomen as well as on my lower back, more heavily over where the pain is, as often as I need to. I would also sometimes put it in my hands and inhale.”
  • DT: “I am at the age for HOT FLASHES and I am using it in olive oil on my feet and abdomen but I am thinking I need to use it in other ways as well.”
  • MHM: “Last night made a little mix of Clary Sage, Lavender, Orange, one drop of Ylang Ylang and one drop of Chamomile all in a tiny bottle with carrier oil. It makes me feel very calm.”
  • CSN: “I have added it to water/witch hazel and made a spray. When I need a pick me up I just spritz some on my face, back of my neck. For the hot flashes I put some on the side of my foot in front of the ankles”

Last of all,

Clary Sage oil is a fascinating oil. Tell us how you like to use it.

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  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
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  12. Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published by Patricia Davis

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