• Cathy Morris

Clary Sage

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage Oil)

Herbaceous, soft, sweet, with slightly nutty undertones, Clary Sage essential oil is a wonderful oil for nervous tension.

Clary Sage is a colourless or pale yellow/green liquid, found mainly in Russia, Southern Europe (The Mediterranean region), but also in England, Morocco and central Europe, and is extracted from the flowering tops or seeds of the herbaceous plant.

I use this oil regularly in massage blends for women's health, particularly for menopausal and PMT symptoms due to its balancing effects on the endocrine system.

Fun fact - Highly esteemed in the Middle Ages, it was used for several things including menstrual and uterine complaints, digestive disorders, and as a general nerve tonic. Today the drink industry uses the oil in the production of certain wines.

Clary Sage

Blends Well With





Rose Absolute

Bergamot and other citrus oils







Recipe Suggestion

Insomnia and Night Sweats Inhalation

3 drops lavender

2 drops bergamot

1 drop German chamomile

1 drop clary sage

Place in a diffuser and diffuse for 20 minutes before going to sleep. If you don’t have a diffuser you can put the drops on a tissue or some cotton wool and place it near the bed. (Take care not to get the essential oils on your furniture in case they leave a mark).

Essential Oil Safety:

  • Always read the EO safety guidance

  • Always dilute before use (seek advice for recommended quantities)

  • Avoid contact with the eyes/mucous membranes

  • Do not use if pregnant without seeking advice

  • Do not use on children younger than 5 without seeking advice

  • Use lower dilutions for children/elderly

  • Ensure pets can leave the room if diffusing essential oils

  • If you have any medical conditions seek advice

  • Stop use immediately if you experience a reaction - inform your therapist and seek medical advice

  • If you are asthmatic or have any other lung condition, test your body response by smelling the caps of each oil before using to ensure the oils do not cause any sensitivity.

  • Never ingest

  • Do not use if under the influence of alcohol

  • Naturally occurring allergens: Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool


"Essential Oil Safety" by Robert Tisserand - E-book published by Elsevier Health Sciences

"The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils" by Julia Lawless - Updated Edition (2014) published by Harper Thorsons

"The Essential Oils Hormone Solution" by Dr Mariza Snyder - First Edition (2019) published by Rodale Books

"Clary Sage Benefits" by Healthline - Blog (retrieved 15/01/2021) https://www.healthline.com/health/clary-sage

"Menopause: Understanding and Managing the Transition Using Essential Oils vs. Traditional Allopathic Medicine" - Thesis by Melissa A. Clanton (retrieved 15/01/2021) https://achs.edu/mediabank/files/melissa_clanton.pdf

Get in touch if you'd like to smell any of the oils in my collection, get help with creating your own blend, or have an Aromatherapy massage, hot stone treatment or holistic facial.

Medical Disclaimer - The above information is intended for educational purposes only, and not to be taken as an endorsement or replacement for any particular medical health treatment. Please check with your health provider before embarking on any type of herbal treatment.



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