10 incredible benefits of clary sage essential oil

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10 incredible benefits of clary sage essential oil

we love, love, love clary sage at yogandha, and here’s why...

clary sage is a very popular essential oil amongst aromatherapists. In fact, the wonderful Maggie Tisserand sees clary sage as an indispensable essential oil for women of all ages and we just couldn’t agree more! (For those not in the know, Maggie Tisserand is an internationally recognised expert on the use of essential oils! We’re a fan…)

At yogandha, we use clary sage in several of our 100% natural and vegan aromatherapy oil blends for its powerful benefits. In this blog, we share 10 incredible benefits of clary sage essential oil.



clary sage essential oil benefits

1. clary sage for premenstrual syndrome

because clary sage is believed to act on the pituitary gland it affects our hormones and is recommended for premenstrual tension. It is deeply relaxing and calming yet uplifting. If you are feeling tired, stressed and irritated this essential oil may just be the perfect balancer for you. 

application tip: you might like to try our yogandha balance roll-on oil which gets its name from the mighty balancing power of clary sage)

2. clary sage for period pain

clary sage is definitely a female reproductive system helper and balancer. It is a must for any menstruating people. As an antispasmodic, it relieves cramps and period pains but it is also thought that clary sage works hormonally acting on the pituitary gland. 

application tip: You might like to try our yogandha relax body oil which is perfect at this time. massage gently onto your abdomen or lower back.

3. Clary sage in labour

Clary sage is one of the essential oils used in some NHS maternity units to support labour and encourage regular contractions. It is also analgesic reducing pains.

Application tip: All Yogandha oils are safe to use after 36 weeks of pregnancy, and immediately after birth

4. Clary sage for menopause

Not only is clary sage thought to have hormonal balancing properties but it also a great essential oil to support the nervous system. Clary sage essential oil is used for hot flushes, night sweats, irritability and palpitations. It is an essential oil continuously being researched for female health including its effect on menopausal symptoms. 

Application tip: We suggest keeping the Yogandha Balance close to hand (pop it in your pocket or bag) to apply when needed. It also works as an uplifting and balancing perfume.

5. Clary sage for asthma

As an antispasmodic and nervine tonic, clary sage can be complementary in supporting emotional tension in asthma sufferers. 

Application tip: Asthma sufferers can benefit from applying our Yogandha Balance roll-on to their pulse points throughout the day

6. Clary sage for creative and spiritual work

Several aromatherapists agree that clary sage can be used to get in touch with our creative self and with dream work. It may encourage vivid dreams and spiritual lessons. Clary sage can also be used to open up into more creative and intuitive paths.

Application tip: Yogandha Relax Body Oil contains clary sage and can be used in the bath and on the body before bed, but also in your yoga or meditation practise. Opening up the mind for dream work and channeling spiritual lessons.

7. Clary sage to relieve anxiety

Clary sage is a popular nervine meaning it calms the nerves. It helps to reduce nervousness and fear. The aroma is extremely grounding without being heavy.

Application tip: Apply Yogandha Relax Body Oil in the morning and at night. For support during the day, we recommend carrying a Yogandha Balance roll-on with you to apply throughout the day. 


8. Clary sage as an antidepressant

Although the scent of clary sage is quite herbal and heavy it also has a sense of euphoria. It is grounding yet stimulating and revitalising and perfect when feeling low.

Application tip: Again, apply Yogandha Relax Body Oil in the morning and at night. For support during the day, we recommend carrying a Yogandha Balance roll-on with you to apply throughout the day. 

9. Clary sage for stress and burn-out

Clary sage is a bit of a wonder herb. Using the essential oil can be completely grounding, settling and calming. It reduces deep tension yet it is also revitalising and regenerative. 

Application tip: Use Yogandha Balance through the day to remind yourself to breathe and take a moment to rejuvenate.

10. Clary sage for high blood pressure

Clary sage has hypotensive properties and is used for high blood pressure. It also acts on the thalamus to relieve stress and anxiety that may contribute to elevated blood pressure.

Application tip: Use Yogandha Balance throughout the day. It’s been described as the smallest medical kit you’ll ever need!


How to use clary sage essential oil

Apply clary sage in a synergetic blend such as Yogandha Relax Body Oil and Yogandha Detox Body/Bath Oil or apply it on pulse points using Yogandha Balance roll-on. The Yogandha Balance roll-on is perfect to carry around in your pocket or bag and can be applied or inhaled whenever you need a clary sage boost.







When using any essential oil on your skin please make sure you dilute the oil in a carrier oil. All yogandha products are blended to safely be used on the body.



If you have any medical condition or if you are pregnant please always consult your medical consultant before using essential oils and speak to a qualified aromatherapist. This information is purely for education and is not medical advice.