Clary Sage Essential Oil: Women's Emotions & Sexuality
Mar 18, 2019
Clary Sage has rightly earned the moniker “Ultimate Woman’s Oil." With the therapeutic benefits it can offer the female body, it should be every woman’s best friend!
You might be well-acquainted with clary sage’s close relative, the plain old sage, which helps with clearing away toxins and emotional debris through smudging. But don’t confuse the two—clary sage is different.
No other essential oil understands the pain of giving birth, annoying menstrual symptoms, hot flashes and mood swings nearly as well. Whether in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or above, clary sage can be an essential part of your routine personal care.
Kaliana’s Emotional Read on Clary Sage:
Clary Sage essential oil is known as a woman’s best friend as it helps them not only with hormonal swings, it helps to uplift and bring joy. How does it do that exactly? It’s more about the positive emotional impact clary sage has on a woman’s feminine psyche.
As women we tend to struggle with issues of the heart. We need assistance seeing and appreciating our individual inner beauty. And as nurturers and caregivers, we need added strength through difficult emotional shifts and intense life challenges.
Women are unique in how we create close relationships, beauty, and love at the core of our homes and relationships. We are complicated, messy, fabulous, and brilliant - each in our own unique way. Clary sage has a special way of empowering each of us to discover and be our best self.
If you were to study clary sage with the eye of an ancient Chinese herbalist, this is what the plant would reveal about its emotional properties:
- Stunningly beautiful: helps you discover and appreciate your particular inner beauty
- Heart-shaped leaves: assists with issues surrounding the heart and lifts emotions
- Mauve to lilac flowers: eases and helps transition through challenges of the heart & reproductive
- Survive with very little water: stabilizing through difficult emotional swings
- Withstand changing temperatures below zero: strength through intense life challenges
- Use as an eye-wash: helps to cut through disillusionment, to see life more clearly
- Aphrodisiac: stimulates the heart to be able to love more deeply
5 Health Benefits of Clary Sage
Clary sage is one of the few essential oils that can bring a harmonizing effect on a female’s hormones. Experts believe that since the herb is rich in plant estrogen, it is efficient in treating women-specific conditions.
Here's how clary sage can help you throughout your journey as a woman:
1) Hormonal Balance
Clary Sage has been shown effective against painful periods, PMS, menstrual irregularity, symptoms of menopause, and labor. In a clinical trial, researchers found that an aromatherapy massage using clary sage oil can relieve menstrual cramps.
It offers a relaxing and analgesic effect which can also alleviate pain during labor. Clary sage is also an emmenagogue so it can be used to stimulate blood flow when menstruation is scanty or absent.
2) Nerve Tonic
Women who are prone to nervous debility, anxiety, panic attacks, and states of exhaustion are likely to benefit from clary sage’s anxiolytic properties. It provides a calming and soothing effect on your nerves.
Use clary sage if you need to concentrate, calm down, or want to simply relax after a long stressful day.
3) Emotional Well-Being
Clary sage’s sweet-smelling aroma is comforting and mood-enhancing. It has mild narcotic properties that induces a kind of euphoria or a feeling of elation.
You can add it to your bath or massage blend to help clear negative emotions. A South Korean study supported the traditional use of clary sage essential oil as a natural antidepressant.
4) Sexual Health
It is believed that clary sage essential oil is equally effective in both genders when it comes to boosting libido. It is said to fuel masculinity in men and stimulate sexual desire in women.
The oil can help you overcome inhibition and improve sexual performance. This has something to do with clary sage’s stress-busting and relaxing properties.
5) Skin and Hair Care
Check the ingredients of your shampoo or conditioner and you might see clary sage listed on the bottle. Several hair care products actually use clary sage because of its hydrating and anti-dandruff properties.
It helps revitalize the scalp and clear dead skin. Many oral products have it too, as it can strengthen the gums and prevent tooth loss. Clary sage oil is also effective in treating rashes and skin inflammation.
History of Clary Sage
The use of Clary Sage dates back to ancient times. In the past, the herb was originally only found in some parts of the Mediterranean region but is now cultivated worldwide.
Its name is derived from the Latin word “clarus,” which means “clear.” The Romans also called it “claurus” or “clear eye” because it was used as an eye wash. The Germans added its delicate flowers to their wine. Other countries put it in their soups and omelets.
Throughout history, clary sage was also a main ingredient for love potions. Ancient herbalists mixed it with dried lavender leaves, valerian, sassafras leaves, and an object belonging to the person of interest. This may have something to do with clary sage’s aphrodisiac properties. The herb itself was a staple in medicinal cabinets during the middle ages. Thankfully, it is now available in a more convenient form.
Blending with Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary sage essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the herb’s flowers and leaves. It has a distinct herbaceous aroma that’s slightly earthy and floral. On your first encounter with clary sage oil, you might find the scent a little surprising at first, but most people quickly grow to like it and find it soothing.
Clary sage is beautiful on its own, however, as with all essential oils, it is more effective if you create blends that combine several oils. Choose oils that offer additional and alternative components to expand the physical and emotional reach of your blend.
For example: If you seek greater hormonal and happiness boosting benefits, blend with all of the following:
- Jasmine & Rose Absolutes (hormones & deepest heart assist)
- Neroli (higher mind emotional lift)
- Ylang-ylang (hormonal & emotional stability)
- Bergamot (stabilizing core emotions)
- Geranium (exhaustion & instability)
- Melissa (ease agitation & sadness)
- Pine Needle (fortifying & immune support)
- Eucalyptus (cuts through blocks, plus increases mental/emotional reach of floral essential oils)
Want to try a diverse blend that combines Clary Sage with the broad spectrum help of all the above essential oils? Kaliana has conveniently combined them for you in key beneficial proportions along with 147 vibra-nutrients in her Joy Formula to help support hormonal balance as well as boosting happiness.
Clary sage oil can be used aromatically and topically. You can put several drops into a diffuser or even a steamy shower or sauna for a rich and pampering experience. You can add the organic blossoms or leaves to your water or tea. Topical applications include adding a numerous drops to your warm, full bath after getting in, or applying it diluted all over the heart area, breasts, or lower belly.
Clary Sage — Ultimate Woman’s Oil
It’s easy to see why clary sage oil is like a youthful elixir for every female warrior. Its amazing support to the reproductive system makes it invaluable to women. Its relaxing and rejuvenating qualities are encompassing for those who need it. You need to experience the oil, so you can truly appreciate its many wonders!
About the Author: Kaliana has been studying natural healing since 1976. She developed her own line of aromatherapy products in 1995, is a gifted intuitive, Master Energy Healer, author of 4 books, professional speaker, and offers private consulting for spiritual women and moms.
Kaliana is a certified Phyto-Aromatologist, graduated from Queens University as a Presidential Scholar, sat on the Board for Eating Disorders at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, holds a 4-year Advanced Certification from the Mastery of the Heart School, and teaches certified courses for Continuing Education Hours by NCBTMB.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treat. This information is based on research and knowledge by the author, and the ideas are not intended as substitute for medical advice. As with any products it is suggested that you check with your medical practitioner prior to use. The author disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any products mentioned herein.