Clary Sage Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Clary Sage Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea

Oil Overview

Clary sage oil has a sweet smell and is pale yellow in colour having watery viscosity.

Oil Sources

It originated in Southern Europe. It is extracted from its botanical matter using steam distillation process.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Linalol, Linalyl Acetate, Germacrene, Geranyl Acetate.


Herbaceous, Medicinal/Camphorous

Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Bactericidal, Carminative, Deodorant, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Nervine, Nervous Relaxant, Sedative

Possible Uses

Depression, Digestion, Insomnia, Menstrual Pain, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Tension, Stress


Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Clary sage should be avoided when consuming alcohol.
It is non-toxic but large doses can lead to a headache.
It must be avoided during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Sandalwood


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