Clary Sage has been grown for millennia and is distinguishable from the kind of sage you would use for culinary purposes by its white-pink hue. The Greek thinker Theophrastus and Roman historian Pliny the Elder both praised Clary Sage as a testament to its long-term use. The term Clary Sage, actually takes its name from the Greek word ‘skeria’, which means “hardness” and refers to the hardness of the area near the flower petals of the plant.
Our organically crafted and sustainably sourced Clary Sage Essential Oil is steam distilled from the pastel purple flowers and soft green leaves of the Salvia sclarea perennial plant cultivated in the colorful fields in the mountains of France. Clary Sage is also known by the names “clear eye” and eye bright” because of its traditional use as a treatment for eye health. It is also considered to be a potent aphrodisiac in many cultures, and has been used in sexual wellness applications.
Clary Sage, like Lavendar Oil has high amounts of Linalyl acetate, and other compounds, which reduces skin inflammations, regulates the production of oil on the skin, and improves hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. It also contains nutrients including Vitamins A, B and C as well as potassium and calcium, which in addition to spurring growth strengthens the hair and provides shine and luster. Like Rosemary and Cedarwood, Clary Sage can improve cellular metabolism, which increases blood flow beneath the scalp, keeping your scalp soft and well hydrated and moisturized. Clary Sage also mitigates oil production from the glands (sebum) on your scalp ensuring that your hair doesn’t become greasy. It further is adept at limiting sebum buildup, thus
balancing the scalp’s natural oils, so it’s neither too dry nor too oily. Studies have proven that in analyzing Clary Sage’s interactions with cell membranes it has beneficial anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Emotionally and energetically, Clary Sage is uplifting and nourishing. It has been used to help manage situational anxiety, and promote restful sleep, relaxation and to encourage a sense of calm. Clary Sage allows creative inspiration to flow freely, often helping in times of indecision or emotional confusion.