DoTerra Essential Oil…
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Known for its uplifting and mood-lightening attributes, clary sage is also widely used by women to soothe monthly discomfort associated with their menstrual cycles*. It was also studied by noted expert Robert Tisserand for its mood-enhancing properties during massage. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.
An especially inviting, softly floral and sweet oil! Clary Sage can have a deeply soothing effect on nervous tension in both men and women. A stimulating, regenerative and revitalizing oil excellent for treating nervousness, weakness, fear and depression.
It has a balancing effect on hormones!
Traditionally Clary Sage has been added to Geranium essential oil to help regulate and relieve female complaints associated with hormonal imbalance, such as irregular menses, menopausal symptoms, headache, nausea and depression.
Clary Sage promotes healthy circulation and is helpful in balancing circulatory conditions like high blood pressure and varicose veins.
Properties: Antifungal, antiseptic, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, astringent, sedative, soothing, and warming.
Historical Uses: Used during the Middle Ages to clear up eye problems and was nicknamed “clear eyes” during the same time. It was also widely used for skin, digestive and kidney disorders. As well as inflammation, wounds, sore throats and female complaints
- Topically – can be applied neat (with no dilution). Apply to reflex points or directly to area of concern.
- Aromatically – Can be diffused.
- Internally – Clary Sage is classified as GRAS for human consumption by the FDA. Can be taken with food or water.
An 8 year study looked at using essential oils during labor, to reduce stress levels, anxiety and pain. High levels of satisfaction among mothers and delivery team were reported for clary sage among other essential oils. Several ongoing studies are examining relief attributes of clary sage by women to soothe monthly discomfort associated with their menstrual cycles.
doTERRA Clary Sage; great for PMS and cramps!
Clary sage oil has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that has uplifting, mood-lightening and relaxing attributes. It also contains natural phytoestrogens, making it a perfect choice for supporting a normal, healthy attitude during PMS, as well as soothing monthly discomfort, associated with menstrual cycles. It is also supportive for menopausal women.
Lavender may help to relieve muscular tension and Clary Sage may help regulate the menstrual cycle adn improve hormonal balance. Also, adding a few drops of Clary Sage and Lavender can help relieve menstrual cramps and help you to feel relaxed.
How to use:
Diffuse, or apply topically on ankles, wrists and bottoms of feet. May also be applied to the back of neck, chest, around the navel or the low back. May be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement, or placed in a capsule for ingestion.
Use in a hot compress to relieve menstrual and intestinal cramps, as well as stomach, liver and gall bladder conditions
CAUTION: As Clary Sage can make some people feel exceedingly woozy and faint please avoid using it with alcohol, or when driving or needing to focus. Because of its hormonal effects avoid Clary Sage during pregnancy, or when nursing unless under the direct supervision of a qualified professional aromatherapist. Due to its estrogen-like effect it may cause complications with conditions sensitive to estrogen.
I gave birth to my third baby a little while ago and it was a wonderful experience. The labor and delivery went wonderful. I used clary sage and lavender during labor, and after birth to relax me, help soothe the contractions. I had my baby in the hospital, and it was so wonderful to have my oils along with me. I definitely believe in the use of modern medicine, but if I can take care of something myself first…by all means I would much rather do it. Especially with something that is natural, has no side effects and is beneficial for my body.
It was so nice, in the middle of the nightwhen I was in pain because my uterus was contracting back down, I didn’t have to call a nurse to give me medication. I could just rub Lavender and Clary sage on my lower abdomen and lower back. The nurses would come in and say, “oh, it smells so good in here.”
It was also quite nice that I could tell my doctor I didn’t need any prescriptions. I went home, enjoyed my baby and didn’t have any of the negative side effects that pain medication usually give me.
One of my favorite things to do following childbirth was to take a bath each night. I would put several drops of Lavender and Clary Sage in the tub. It was just the thing I needed, it was very soothing and relaxing. It helped with the anxiety of having my third baby and dealing with two other active children all day. I know this really helped me to not get the baby blues-doTERRA has helped me in so many ways!