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10 Recipes with Clary Sage Essential Oil – Salvia sclarea
I tend not to use Clary sage very often but maybe that’s just a phase I’m going through – I used it frequently when I was first introduced to essential oils. It belongs to the Lamiacae family and the genus Salvia. It is a strong sweet, heady oil with an herbaceous note. Clary sage is an expansive oil I consider it to be a very spiritual oil, as it relates well to the crown and third eye chakras. It seems to have the ability to open our conscious minds, and stimulate the subconscious to stir. I use Clary sage as a stimulus for the dream dimension – daydreams and night-time dreams, which can help shape our lives.
Looking back over the centuries it has been employed to help people over come depression and melancholy. Clary sage is an inspiring oil and has been to referred to as an oil of euphoria. We can connect to the creativity of the universe too when we encounter Clary sage.
The essential oil is made from the flowering tops and the foliage
It is also powerful as an analgesic particularly in regards to period pain and I’ve used this oil with pregnant clients in preparation for labour and even in oil blends in a birthing suite. It also works well for symptoms of menopause.
Let’s check out some recipes –
1. Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.
***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.
For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”
“I’m Ready for You Baby”
For the birthing suite or getting prepared for labour –
Clary Sage 3 drops
Jasmine 3% 10 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
When you have pain and can’t relax –
Clary Sage 2 drops
Peppermint 2 drops
Lavender 3 drops
Take a huge whiff to change your focus in seconds
2. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff
Take a GENTLE whiff of this oil to open your consciousness or when you can’t see past the little nitty-gritty parts of your day.
A personal mist is easy to make! pic via ebay.com.au
3. Personal Aura Cleansing Mist
In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil
(depending on the packaging you have, you may need to use a little alcohol -like vodka- at the bottom of your bottle first, so the oils disperse into smaller drops to prevent clogging the atomiser top. I’ve found sometimes it works just with water, and sometimes it doesn’t – very annoying!)
Expand beyond your self-imposed limitations –
Clary sage 6 drops
Mandarin 12 drops
Rose Geranium 6 drops
Cinnamon 3 drops
“I Just Love Everything Right Now”
To help convince yourself life isn’t so bad when you are having a challenging day –
Clary Sage 7 drops
Frankincense 10 drops
Orange 8 drops
“I Can Dream”
Dream big – it pays off –
Clary Sage 5 drops
Cedarwood Virginian 8 drops
Petitgrain 12 drops
Anoint yourself with pure essential oil blends
4. Pure Pulse Point Perfume
In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
“Oh Wow I Created That”
Feel supported by the universe –
Clary Sage 1 drop
Sandalwood Australian 1 drop
Lime 1 drop
“It’s Been A Long Day”
Anoint yourself after a long day at work to settle in and relax –
Clary Sage 1 drop
Lavender 1 drop
Marjoram 1 drop
“I’m Over These Hot Flushes”
Clary works well for menopause symptoms too –
Clary sage 1 drop
Fennel 1 drop
Palmarosa 1 drop
Clary Sage 1 drop
Myrrh 1 drop
Bergamot 1 drop
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas.See my article about intention.