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Clary Sage Oil

Clary Sage Oil

Salvia sclarea


With uses dating back to the Middle Ages, Clary Sage essential oil includes relaxing and soothing properties that help with rejuvenation and calming of the skin.

Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage oil is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage oil is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling Clary Sage essential oil adds to a relaxing environment, and internal use promotes a restful night’s sleep.*



  • Rub three to five drops on abdomen for a soothing massage.
  • Add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath.
  • Mix with shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp.
  • Combine with a carrier oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin.

Directions For Use

Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oill to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy-looking hair and scalp
  • Supports a restful night’s sleep when taken internally†
  • Calms and soothes skin

Aromatic Description

Woody, herbal, floral

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Linalyl acetate, linalool

Calming and relaxing, Clary Sage essential oil is commonly used for a soothing massage, particularly during menstruation. It also has stress-reducing effects when used aromatically, and skin-clarifying properties when applied topically to the skin.

Usage Tips:

  • During your menstrual cycle, rub five drops on your abdomen for a soothing massage.
  • Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water with Epsom salts for a stress-relieving bath.
  • Diffuse or apply to pillow at night to create an environment for restful sleep.
  • Add to shampoo or conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp.
  • Combine with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin.

What is Clary Sage?

Clary Sage is a flowering herb in the mint family that is native to Southern Europe. Clary Sage has been used for its many benefits since the Middle Ages. The flowers and leaves are steam distilled for the fragrant essential oil, which is considered one of the most relaxing of all oils. When applied topically, Clary Sage calms and soothes the skin. 

What Is Clary Sage Essential Oil Used For?

Clary Sage essential oil is particularly helpful during a woman’s menstrual cycle and is a key ingredient in doTERRA’s proprietary women’s monthly blend, ClaryCalm®. Due to its linalool and linalyl acetate content, Clary Sage can help improve mood and promote calming feelings. For a soothing effect during menstruation, gently massage 3–5 drops of Clary Sage into the abdomen, or add to bath water for a stress-relieving soak. 

How Do You Use Clary Sage Essential Oil Internally?

Due to its chemical constituents, Clary Sage helps soothe the nervous system when taken internally.* Take 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule to access this benefit.*

What Does Clary Sage Smell Like?

Clary Sage has a pleasant, herbal, and slightly floral aroma that is popularly used in colognes and perfumes. It helps soothe and balance heightened emotions. Clary Sage is a beautiful oil to diffuse for a calming aroma when you feel worry or anxiousness. It can also be used to promote relaxation in preparation for a restful night’s sleep. Clary Sage blends well with Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, citrus oils, and Sandalwood.



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