Clary sage oil is considered good for soothing nerves, balancing hormones and restoring emotional equilibrium. If your metabolism isn’t working properly, your skin will eventually reflect your inner health.
Clary Sage Essential Oil for Skin
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I’ve been using clary sage essential oil for years. This is one aromatic I’ve decided I can’t live without, because of its seemingly positive effects on my mind and body. My skin loves it. So I use it as a natural wrinkle fighter.
I use this aromatic on my face, mixed with a neutral carrier oil. No essential oil should be used directly on the skin, unless it’s diluted. A good dilution ratio is one drop of oil to one teaspoon of carrier oil. Clary sage is one oil that must be used in moderation. A little goes a very long way.
Please understand that I’m not a healthcare expert. So I can’t make any promises or medical claims about a particular product. All I can do is share my own story of how I use essential oils and other plant-based remedies instead of chemical cosmetics.
Clary Sage Benefits for Your Skin
Clary sage is often recommended by natural beauty experts to stave off the visible effects of aging. Geranium, carrot seed, raspberry seed and grapeseed oil are also considered good for wrinkles. The latter by the way, makes a great carrier oil, to give those lines a double punch.
I’ve found that for whatever purpose they’re used for, for me, essential oils work best when I rotate them. This is why I include different aromatic oils in my skincare lineup.
It’s believed that clary sage essential oil has the ability to help improve the appearance of our skin. Possibly, it may do this by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is the protein that keeps our skin looking young and supple. But it’s impossible to know the exact action of clary sage unless it is studied. Because it is a natural botanical, it cannot be patented. So there’s little incentive to fund scientific investigations into its action.
It’s interesting to note that a number of chemical-free beauty products are incorporating clary sage into their formulas, such as this Tea Tree and Clary Sage Moisturizer designed for slightly oily and acne prone skin.
But, if you don’t mind mixing your own skin care recipes (it’s easy), you may want to just invest in a bottle of clary sage essential oil. I initially bought this oil for another reason. Then I learned how it helps your skin.
One brand I’ve used is Now Foods Clary Sage, and I was really happy with it. I’ve bought a number of Now Foods oils. (I use essential oils often, and buy them regularly.)
Clary Sage Essential Oil Use
Clary sage is one of the the main oils I use to help me sleep. As someone who has suffered from insomnia most of my adult life, this oil is invaluable. It’s also said to be able to help regulate the hormones. This is probably true, as aromatherapists often recommend it for women suffering from menstrual irregularities. But unless someone studies the actual effect, we don’t really know how it works.
But it’s safe to say that it does work as a sleep aid. Insomnia can have a terrible effect on the skin. Have you ever heard the term “beauty sleep?” Anything that helps you get enough rest is one of the best cosmetics money can buy.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
Some medical professionals advise against using clary sage with alcohol or some prescription drugs, as it is a powerful natural sedative.