Clary Sage Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: Clary Sage is a short biennial or perennial herb that grows up to 1 meter in height (approximately 3 feet). It has large, hairy leaves with small bluish – purple flowers.
Color: Light Golden Yellow
Consistency: Thin to Medium
Aroma Strength: Medium to Strong
Blends well with: Clary Sage essential oil blends well with generally any essential oil, though it works particularly well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Clary Sage essential oil has an earthy, fruity and floral aroma that is both nutty and herbaceous.
History: The name Clary Sage is derived from the Latin word for clear – probably because the herb was once used for clearing mucous from the eyes. During the sixteenth century it was also used in England for brewing beer as a replacement for hops.
Cautions: Clary Sage is non-toxic, and non-sensitizing. It is not to be used during pregnancy.