Essential Oils - Clary Sage
Type - Relaxing, warming and euphoric
Note - Middle
Aroma - balmy, woody and herbal
Blends well with - juniper, lavender, pine, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, frankincense and citrus oils.
Plant properties - calming and warming
Uses - aids emotional symptoms of PMS and the during the menopause due to its balancing nature.
Aromatic effect on the mind - Its spicy, sharp grassy scent, has a euphoric as well as very quietening effect on the mind.
Spiritual influence - Known to enhance one's ability to dream, great during meditation just holding a bottle will calm and quiet the mind and aid clarity. If you have difficulty what to do next or how to do it, clary sage brings you back into the moment allowing ideas to flow back to us naturally when we are focused and relaxed.
Chakra - root and sacral
Chakra colours - Violet
Benefits - Antidepressant, can boost self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength; Antispasmodic, useful in treating muscle cramps; Antibacterial, kills bacteria and fungi; Antiseptic can protect wounds from becoming infected; Aphrodisiac boost libido in males and females; Euphoric, can induce a feeling of immense joy, confidence and high spirits; Sedative, has an undeniably calming effect.
- Oil specific- not suitable for pregnant or nursing women, can enhance the intoxicating effects of alcohol or other narcotics.
- General - As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Keep away from children. Do not take internally. Always perform a patch test to an insensitive part of the body (of essential oil diluted in an appropriate carrier oil) if using an essential oil for the first time.