Is clary sage essential oil a part of your skin care routine?Like many essential oils clary sage is rich in natural skin care and therapeutic benefits; especially therapeutic benefits for women. The aroma is similar to typical garden sage but less herbal with a slightly more earthy, even sweet or nutty tone.
Clary sage essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and buds of the salvia sclarea plant native to Europe. It's probably best known for it's therapeutic benefits for women. Clary sage is known to help regulate women's menstrual cycles, calm cramps, balance hormones and also act as a mild sedative and antidepressant. It's even claimed to have euphoric and aphrodisiac qualities and enhances the affects of intoxicating drugs and alcohol. But be careful. Too much can cause headaches. Should you avoid clary sage while pregnant? Maybe. Due to its hormone regulating, estrogenic properties, it's probably best to avoid clary sage during the early stages of pregnancy or while breast feeding.
In skin care, the addition of clary sage essential oil helps to regulate sebum production, tones the skin as mild astringent, and reduces inflammation associated with acne. It also has anti-bacterial properties. Because of this, we use clary sage in a moisturizer especially formulated for oily, combination or blemish prone skin. Try it for yourself in our Tea Tree & Clary Sage Clarifying Moisturizer where clary sage is blended with tea tree, chamomile, lavender and lemon essential oils to in a clarifying light-weight facial moisturizer.
Clary sage essential oil blends well with citrus oils, lavender, juniper and geranium. We blend clary sage with tea tree oil in our unrefined shea butter and shea butter balm sticks as well. It balances nicely and calms the sometimes too medicinal aroma of tea tree oil.
Are you ready to add the benefits of clary sage essential oil to your skin care routine?
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