Clary Sage - Uses & Recipes

Clary Sage - Uses & Recipes

Clary Sage is a wonderful, rich, herbal essential oil. It's particularly useful for women's health, as it's supportive of PMS symptoms, menstrual cramping, and is a powerful support during menopause.

This relaxing and uplifting oil has a plethora of applications. Whether you're wanting to tap into your intuition, spark some creativity or give yourself a bit of support when times are challenging, this is a great oil to reach for. 



Clary Sage essential oil offers a myriad of benefits for the mind, making it a valuable natural remedy for mental well-being. Known for its calming properties, this oil can be used to help reduce stress, anxiety and nervous tension, through its ability to promote relaxation and a sense of tranquillity.

Its pleasant herbaceous aroma has also been linked to enhancing mood and uplifting emotions, making it a helpful ally for managing mood swings and promoting a positive outlook. Clary Sage essential oil is believed to help alleviate feelings of sadness and promote mental clarity and focus.


Clary Sage essential oil also brings numerous benefits for hair health, making it a versatile oil to have on hand. Rich in antioxidants and natural compounds, this essential oil can help nourish your scalp and promote healthy hair growth. It can be particularly beneficial for individuals struggling with hair loss or thinning, as it can stimulate hair follicles and strengthen the roots. Clary Sage oil's natural antiseptic properties can also help keep a clean and dandruff-free scalp, so it's a great one to incorporate into your hair oils. Its hydrating qualities also help prevent dryness and brittleness, resulting in softer, more manageable hair.


Clary sage essential oil is also a fantastic addition to your skincare routine. With natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties, this oil can help cleanse your skin, preventing bacterial growth that can lead to acne and blemishes. It also acts as a natural astringent, helping to tighten and tone the skin, reducing the appearance of pores and signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines.


Not one to be satisfied with simply benefiting hair & skin, Clary Sage essential oil also hosts a range of goodness for your body; one of its most notable properties being its ability to act as a natural pain reliever due to its antispasmodic properties. When applied topically or used in massage, this oil can help alleviate muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and ease physical discomfort. For women in particular, Clary Sage essential oil's unique hormonal balancing properties make it a valuable ally during PMS and menopause. It can help regulate hormonal imbalances, reduce menstrual pain, and calm mood swings associated with these phases. It can also contribute to improved sleep quality - something that's helpful no matter who you are!


Hair Conditioning Oil


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil

Combine oils in a mixing bowl, and mix with electric beaters until the consistency is thick and creamy.

Apply to clean, dry hair and disperse with a wide-tooth comb. Leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo.

Mind Clearing Spray

  • 30 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 40 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 20 Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 tbsp Witch Hazel


  • 120ml spray bottle

Add essential oils and witch hazel to your spray bottle, then top up with water. Shake and mist yourself and your space whenever you find your mind starting to wander or spiral.


PMS Support Oil


  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 30ml carrier oil of your choice

Mix oils together, then apply as a topical massage to help provide PMS symptom relief.


Hormone-Supporting Diffuser Blend

  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

Add to your diffuser as needed.


Uplifting Oil Roller Blend


  • 5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 5 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 8-9ml carrier oil of your choice


Add essential oils into your roll on bottle, then top up with carrier oil. Apply to pulse points as needed.

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