Name: Clary sage oil (high sclareol)
Species: Salvia sclarea L., fam Lamiceae
Traditional uses: blood pressure, asthma, colds, bronchitis, sore throat, digestion, dermatitis, acne, menopause, menstrual cramps, muscles spasms, improve memory
Thought to be: anti-depressant, anti-convulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, digestive, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, anti-anxiety
Clary Sage has a fresh and delicate top-note which progresses into a rich sweet-herbaceous body-note of long duration. Its dry-out notes are balsamic-ambra-like, reminiscent of tobacco and sweet hay, tealeaves, with unusual tenacity. High linalyl acetate make this an excellent anti-inflammatory and due to its’ high scareol and carophyllene, it is antimicrobial, antifungal and a promising anti-tumour/anti-cancer essential oil.
Cautions: avoid while pregnant. Avoid if you have low blood pressure. Do not use if consuming alcohol
Ways to use:
- Massage oil: 2.5-5% dilution 15-20 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
- Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water.
- Baths: add 2-12 drops into tsp of honey, milk or carrier oil. Add directly to bath water or mix into 1 cup of bath salts of your choice
- Lotion, soap or shampoo: add 15-20 drops per 30mL of unscented base/lotion.
- Linalyl acetate (58.00%)
- Linalool (20.00%)
- Sclareol (3.95%)
- Geranyl acetate (3.78%)
- Terpineol (alpha) (3.16%)
- Nervyl acetate (2.12%)
- Carophyllene (1.79%)
- Myrcene (1.68%)
- Ocimene E beta (1.07%)
- Germacrene (0.66%)
- Ocimene Z beta (0.55%)
- Limonene (0.30%)
Blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Cypress, Lemon, Geranium, Lavender, Juniper, and Frankincense.
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