Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea essential oil is special and has me captivated as an essential oil enthusiast and herb gardener. This stunning herb grown in Northern Provence, France is hand crushed and still green upon distillation, the french describe this process as vert broye`(green, ground). Green, crushed Clary Sage has a higher linalool (anti-inflammatory found in Lavender) content than plant material that's been cut and left to dry in the field before the more traditional distillation of Clary Sage.
I selected this beautiful Clary Sage essential oil for it's fresh state at distillation which I believe produces a superior essential oil as well as a crisp green fragrance that can be described as sweet, herbal, soft, green, with elements of lavender and wood.
Clary Sage, considered a "woman's oil" can soothe stressed nerves and emotions brought on by hormonal cycles, ease menstrual cramping. See Clary Sage, Marjoram, Ginger, Geranium, Cinnamon Bark - Menstrual Cramp Pain Relief
For sleep during active hormone cycles or menopause try applying Clary Sage (essential oil or salve) to the inside of ankles before bedtime, it's an excellent night time oil and, Clary Sage is a cooling oil unbeknownst to many!
This bit of Clary Sage trivia was of interest to me so I'll share it with you too - French Clary Sage crops were established in Provence after World War I by the Gattefosse family, considered to be aromatherapy pioneers.
One of my favorite calming oil blends to diffuse is Clary Sage, Lemon and Ginger. Clary sage has a crisp yet soothing aroma that makes the perfect compliment to other oils.
I like the clary sage....smells like the herb but lighter fresh scent!
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