THE BENEFITS OF CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL IN MASSAGE
What is Clary Sage?
Clary Sage is a flowering herb that you can extract an essential oil from the leaves and buds of the plant. The chief components of clary sage essential oil are sclareol, alpha terpineol, geraniol, linalyl acetate, linalool, caryophyllene, neryl acetate and germacrene-D, it has high concentrations of esters.
The Benefits of Clary Sage for Womens Health:
- Aids the regulation of oestrogen levels
- Helps with menstrual cramps & cycles
- Helps with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes & hormone imbalances
- Supports digestive health
- Increases circulation
Clary Sage is historically known as the essential oil for women. It contains natural phytoestrogens derived from plants rather than the human endocrine system, which has shown to help with the female reproductive system. It does this by aiding in the regulation of oestrogen levels to ensure uterine health. It is also often used to help with menstrual cramps and cycles, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and hormone imbalances, and increasing circulation and supporting digestive health.
The Benefits of Clary Sage for Other Health Purposes:
- A natural antidepressant
- Can help with thrush
- Reduce acne
- Can be used as a natural deodorant
How to use Clary Sage Essential Oil:
Topically on the skin: You can mix Clary Sage with another oil, like coconut oil or a fragrance free lotion/body butter and apply to your body. The recommended ratio is 10 drops to every 10ml of carrier oil/lotion. You can massage this in using gentle circular motions or ask your massage therapist to include the essential oil within your treatment.
In a diffuser: You can add a few drops of Clary Sage to the water in your diffuser to enjoy the benefits of the essential oil aromatically.
Great essential oils to blend with:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Sandalwood
Do not use Clary Sage if you are pregnant.