Essential oils seem to be a popular interest these days. Good quality essential oils are fairly expensive, but they do have benefits to health and well-being. While I have been experimenting with essential oils for a couple years, I am no expert. To learn more about the real benefits of individual oils, I decided to do a post on just one essential oil—Clary Sage—a recent investment of mine. Here is what I found.
First of all, this oil is from the herb Clary sage, which is very similar to the typical garden and kitchen sage. Clary sage oil is known to relieve various eye conditions and to improve one’s vision, hence the name “Clary.” This oil does not need to be consumed, but rather is used topically or aromatically.
Clary sage oil has also been long used as a painkiller as it can relieve headaches, stiff muscles and cramps, as well as menstrual complaints (cramps, hot flashes, etc) and other spasms. Clary sage is also great for the hair and skin, as it can stimulate hair growth, control dandruff, preventing hair loss, and controls oil production. Clary sage also offers antibiotic benefits . . In a study done in 2012 on 61 Polish individuals—41 males, 20 females; ages 56-63—Clary sage was shown to treat infections that were resistant to antibiotic medication.
Not only that, but this amazing herb benefits one’s mood as well. Struggling with low self-esteem, depression, or feeling a little hopeless or anxious? Well chin up. You may want to give Clary sage essential oil a try! It even helps relieve dizziness.
Clary sage oil is great for digestion too as it can stimulate the digestive juices and keeping indigestion down. This in turn causes there to be less stomach discomfort and healthier digestion. Clary sage essential oil helps relieve and prevent bloating and intestinal/stomach gas. This oil just has to be applied to the stomach and abdomen. .
Essential oils are strong and should not be used by themselves. For topical use, dilute them with carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil. Do not use any essential oil directly on the eyes.
If you need help choosing a good quality essential oil, don’t hesitate to contact me. Also, if you need help with dilution ratios, shoot me an email or comment, talk to your doctor, or look in an essential oil handbook.
I am not a doctor. If you have a medical condition, you should talk to your doctor. As always, do not use essential oils if you are allergic.Links available to paid members.