If you’re searching for the perfect essential oil when it comes to women’s health, clary sage oil would have to be one of our top picks. Known for its calming and soothing properties, along with the ability to assist with menstrual pains, mood swings and more, we think clary sage should be a staple in any woman’s essential oil kit.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of clary sage oil? Keep reading for 6 amazing ways to use this powerful oil for health and wellness in your everyday life!
Do you deal with menstrual cramps or abdominal pain each month? Clary sage oil is as “antispasmodic”, meaning it can help to relax nerve impulses and stop those painful cramps in their tracks. Simply mix some sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil with a couple of drops of clary sage, and massage gently into the abdomen for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, add a few drops of clary sage oil into a warm bath and soak until your cramping is relieved.
Your menstrual cycle may also leave you feeling irritable and moody, as you begin experiencing the classic symptoms of PMS. To help you balance those hormones, diffuse clary sage throughout the home using an essential oil diffuser, or place a few drops onto a cotton ball and inhale deeply.
Alleviate anxiety and nervous tension
Another reason to consider diffusing clary sage oil is for its potent calming properties. If you’re feeling anxious, nervous or tense, inhaling clary sage oil can help to relax your mind and de-stress your body by reducing cortisol and acting as a mild sedative. You might also choose to add a couple of clary sage oil drops to an aromatherapy necklace, or create a roll-on blend to carry with you on-the-go.
Soothe and calm skin
Clary sage oil contains an ester known as “linalyl acetate”, known for helping to reduce skin inflammation, heal rashes, and balance the production of natural oils - making it ideal for both dry, oily and irritated skin. Simply add 1-2 drops of clary sage oil to a carrier oil (almond or jojoba oil is perfect for facial application), and massage gently into the skin.
Many individuals who suffer from insomnia or chronic stress may find clary sage oil helpful when it comes to promoting deep and restful sleep. This is due to its calming and comforting properties - try diffusing some clary sage oil by your bedside, or create your own pillow spray by adding a couple of drops to a spray bottle of filtered water.
For lush long locks, clary sage oil can not only assist with stimulating hair follicles and promoting hair growth, but also fighting dandruff and balancing scalp oils.
You can create your own hair growth serum simply by mixing 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp jojoba oil, and 5 drops each of clary sage, lavender and rosemary oil in a glass amber bottle (be sure to shake well!). Add a few drops of the serum to your scalp and massage gently for a few minutes. Cover hair with a shower cap and let sit for 1-2 hours before shampooing out. Use this serum 1-2 times a week for best results!
Please note: clary sage oil is a potent oil and should always be diluted correctly. Clary sage oil should not be used during pregnancy as it has been known to induce contractions.
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