Whether we're talking stress, PMS, hot flashes and anxiety, women can benefit from learning how Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil can have a positive impact for hormonal balance.
Clary sage has been used for centuries and is quickly re-emerging as a major aromatic ally for women due to its high element of linalyl acetate which aids in hormonal balance and feelings of well-being. Clary sage originates from the Mediterranean and Africa. The oil is steam distilled from the flowering plant and has a soft sweet-herbaceous aroma with a woody undertone.
Why It's Effective
Clary sage is extremely effective for supporting and harmonizing estrogen balance. This can be beneficial if you are struggling with PMS, irregular cycles, or menopause-related symptoms. At every stage of our lives, estrogen is always fluctuating. In addition, our environment exposes us to various synthetic forms of estrogen that disrupt normal function.
Clary sage has been considered a "holy grail' for women with its antidepressant, antifungal, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Aides in Relieving Menstrual Discomfort - Clary sage works to regulate the menstrual cycle by balancing hormone levels naturally and stimulating the opening of an obstructed system. Helps with bloating, cramps, and mood swings.
Supports Hormonal Balance - Clary sage affects the hormones of the body because it contains natural phytoestrogens, that are derived from plants and not within the endocrine system. These phytoestrogens give clary sage the ability to cause estrogenic effects. It regulates estrogen levels and supports the health of the uterus.
Lowering Stress - High stress and cortisol levels can aid in causing irregular periods, weight gain and contribute to fatigue. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36 percent and improved thyroid hormone levels and improving the mood. Other reports indicated that clary sage helps to boost confidence and relieve anxiety and depression.
Helps with Insomnia - Insomnia and poor sleep quality is a common symptom of hormonal imbalance. Clary sage has a naturally calming and sedative effect that helps to improve insomnia. By lowering cortisol levels and inducing a sense of relaxation, clary sage helps to improve sleep quality.
Clary Sage Recipe Blend for PMS Ease
PMS Ease Massage
In a 1 oz glass bottle
4 drops of clary sage
18 drops lavender
4 drops marjoram
Fill remaining bottle with Jojoba Oil
massage on your lower abdomen
Hot Flashes Blend, you can try our The Artistry of Essential Oils Hormonal Balance Wellness Blend with Clary Sage.