Supporting Women's Health Issues with Clary Sage Essential Oil


Supporting Women's Health Issues with Clary Sage Essential Oil

This month we would like to highlight the benefits of Clary Sage Essential Oil to all our past, present and future guests, well mainly our female guests as these are one of the most beneficial essential oils available for women!

 

Dating back to the Middle Ages, Clary Sage essential oil has been known and used for its relaxing and soothing properties. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, which is known to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-hypertensive properties.

 

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Practical Uses of Clary Sage Essential Oil

For our younger female guests who really suffer during their time of the month this essential oil may be your new best friend! To help support your monthly abdominal discomfort levels, rub three to five drops of Clary Sage diluted with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil for a soothing massage. Repeat every few hours as necessary. You can also apply it to the back of your neck or pulse points to soothe and calm any anxious feelings you may experience during this time.

 

For our guests who are currently going through menopause, this essential oil is also for you. This is mainly due to how this essential oil supports hormone balance and the symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flushes, abdominal discomfort, bloating, excessive sweating and imbalance of emotions.

 

If you suffer from hot flushes or excessive sweating during this time of your life you can make yourself a clary sage foot bath to support your symptoms, try the following:

 

Hot Flush Foot Bath Recipe

2 cups of Epsom Salts
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
4 Drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil
2 Drops of Fennel Essential Oil
2 Drops of Geranium Essential Oil
2 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

 

Mix together the coconut oil with the essential oils, add to the epsom salts and then and add to the foot basin of water and soak for 20 minutes. Do this every day for a week to analyse effects on your symptoms. You can also use the same recipe minus the epsom salts to create a massage oil for your abdomen or feet to further assist your discomfort.

 

We are big fans of Dr Josh Axe and he has put together a very informative article on the uses of Clary Sage Essential Oil including how it can aid digestion, support hormonal balance, relieve insomnia and how it can curb the growth of bacterial and fungal infections. Visit his website to read more about the many benefits of this essential oil.

Dr Axe on Clary Sage Essential Oil

 

Cautions

  • Although Clary Sage is often used during labour, avoid using it during pregnancy as it can induce uterine contractions.

  • Chloral hydrate and hexobarbitone interact with clary sage oil and can cause sleepiness and drowsiness, and clary sage seems to increase the effects of these medications...

  • As with all essential oils when you first use new oil, apply the oil to a small area first such as on the back of your arm to make sure you don’t have a negative reaction.

 



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