10 incredible benefits of clary sage essential oil

We love love love Clary sage.

It is very popular essential oil amongst aromatherapists and the wonderful Maggie Tisserand sees it as indispensable for women of all ages. We just could NOT agree more!

We use it in several Yogandha blends for its powerful benefits. In this blog, we share 10 incredible benefits of clary sage essential oil.

Clary sage essential oil benefits

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.

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. Clary sage is part of Relax Body/Bath Oil and is perfect at this time. Massage gently onto your abdomen or lower back.


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.


Not only is clary sage thought to have hormonal balancing properties but it also works on the nervous system. 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. Keep Balance Roll-on which includes clary sage in your pocket or bag to apply when needed. It also works as an uplifting and balancing perfume.


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

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.

Relieves 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.


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

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. Use Balance Roll-on through the day to remind yourself to breathe and take a moment to rejuvenate.

High blood pressure

This plant 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.

How to use clary sage essential oil

Apply clary sage in a synergetic blend such as Relax Body/Bath Oil and Detox Body/Bath Oil or apply it on pulse points using Balance Roll-on. The 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.

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