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Latin Name: Salvia sclarea
Common Name: Clary Sage (aka Muscatel Sage, Common Clary)
Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Botany: A biennial herb, which reaches maturity when it is 3 feet tall. It has opposing, wooly textured green leaves and it flowers are white, pink or pale purple in color.
History: Clary sage was used as a flavoring in beers before hops became common. It has also been used to flavor wine (German Muscatel) and also some tobacco products.
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Organically grown
Fragrance: Herbaceous, nutty, spicy, sweet, earthy
Color of Oil: Light golden yellow
Keyword: Stress Relieving
Note: Top-Middle Note
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Clovebud, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Clary Sage is balancing, soothing, and euphoric. It helps stimulate dreams and dispels anxiety and depression.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Clary Sage is anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. It is a cell regenerative for aging skin and can help with dandruff. Clary Sage balances hormones and is good for scanty periods, PMS, painful cramps and muscle spasms.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Clary Sage opens the third eye chakra. It is used to bring peace and harmony to a troubled soul.
Chemical Constituents: geranyl acetate, linalool, linalyl acetate, myrcene
Common Adulterants: Linalool (synthetic or bioidentical), linalyl acetate (synthetic or bioidentical)
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy.
Color Energy: Purple - Relaxing