Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?
I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.
We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.
As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.
Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.
And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you already take.
Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.
Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…
The source plant of versatile clary sage oil is know around the work by a number of names such as clary wort, muscatel sage, oculus Christi, clear eye, see bright, and eye bright (the latter should not be confused with an unrelated plant called eyebright, of the genus Euphrasia).
Clary sage comes from southern Europe, and the oil is produced through steam distillation of the plant’s flowers and leaves.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR
- Digestive Disorders
- Kidney Issues
- Labor-related issues
- Menopausal symptoms
- Menstrual issues
- Muscle pain
HOW IT’S USED
- In a vaporizer or diffuser
- In a cream blend or lotion blend
- In a massage oil blend
- In a bath
- Bitter Orange
- Black Pepper
- Chamomile (German)
- Chamomile (Roman)
- Juniper Berry
- Rose Geranium
- Tea Tree
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
DO NOT USE WHILE CONSUMING ALCOHOL
- Don’t use clary sage oil in combination with alcoholic beverages because it can exaggerate the effects.
MAY CAUSE HEADACHE
- Clary sage oil can cause a headache if too much is inhaled.
DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY
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Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press
Information pulled June 10, 2019