While common garden sage is well known for its ability to add flavor to savory dishes, clary sage is best known for its medicinal value. Clary sage essential oil is one of the most important essential oils to keep on hand for menstrual complaints, menopausal symptoms, and treating minor wounds. Its pleasant, nutty fragrance can bring relaxation even during periods of intense stress.
- Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits
- Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits
- Massage, diluted, for physical ailments
- Use with compress for muscle pain and stiffness
Clary sage essential oil has a deeply relaxing effect and should not be used prior to driving, operating machinery, or doing other tasks that require concentration. Do not use it with alcohol or sedatives. Overuse of clary sage essential oil can cause headaches. Because it can stimulate menstrual flow, pregnant women should avoid clary sage essential oil. Do not use if you are pregnant. May act as a sedative. May cause sensitization. Not safe for children under 6.
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