Essential Oil Profile
Countries of Origin
Bulgaria, China, India, France, United States
Main Chemical Components
Below are the top 4 components for the French Clary Sage (1)
Linalyl acetate 49.0-73.6%
Germacrene D 1.6-2.0%
Beta- Caryophyllene 1.4-1.6%
Extraction Method and Plant Part
Steam distilled from the flower buds and leaves.
About the Oil
Color- Light yellow
Aroma- earthy, herbaceous, slight fruity note
About the Plant
”The large leaves grow off a central stalk that bends with the weight of the flowers. It grows to a height of 3 feet with a width of 1 foot. The flowers are lilac or pale blue, pink or white, in whorls on top of the stems, with the upper lip curled up. The leaves are broad oval or heart-shaped, in pairs, 6-9 inches long, covered with fine silver-white hairs, almost stalkless. It blooms from June to July. The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as an eyewash. The practice of German merchants of adding clary and elder flowers to Rhine wine to make it imitate a good Muscatel was so common that Germans still call the herb Muskateller Salbei and the English know it as Muscatel Sage. Clary sometimes replaced hops in beer to produce an enhanced state of intoxication and exhilaration, although this reportedly was often followed by a severe headache. It was considered a 12th -century aphrodisiac.” (2)
Analgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-convulsant, Anti-Inflammatory, Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Calming, Carminative, Cephalic, CNS sedative, Digestive tonic, Emmenagogue, Estrogenic, Hormone balancer, Hypotensive, Sedative
Calms the mind
Expected Shelf Life
1) Tisserand and Young Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition
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