Clary sage essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the buds and leaves of the clary sage plant whose scientific name is Salvia sclarea. It is an herb, believed to be a native of Europe, which has been highly praised as a medicinal plant throughout history, particularly owing to its numerous benefits that improve vision health. It is a close relative of common garden sage but has a slightly different makeup. Furthermore, you may be familiar with it as “muscatel oil”, a common name given to clary sage essential oil due to its traditional use of flavoring muscatel wine.
The health benefits of clary sage essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, and a uterine substance.
Aromatic Profile and Blending Information of Clary Sage Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Odor: Fresh, floral, dry, weedy, sweet herbaceous, tea-like
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong
- Dry-out: Tobacco, tea-like, balsamic
- Clary Sage Oil Blends Well With: juniper oil, florals like geranium oil, lavender oil, jasmine oil and neroli oil; lemon oil, bergamot oil, and other citrus oils, as well as wood oils such as frankincense oil, cedarwood oil, and sandalwood oil.
Source: organicfacts.net, floracopeia.com