Most people need caffeine to kick-start their mornings and to help motivate them when they are in a slump. But what if we told you that we have found something that is better than coffee? You wouldn’t believe us, right?
At Scentered, we utilise what nature has gifted us and use aromatherapy to help navigate the day-to-day ups and downs of life. This has led us to the aroma and benefits of clary sage.
In this article, we will find out what the benefits of clary sage are and how to use it for optimum results.
What Are The Benefits Of Clary Sage?
There is an abundance of benefits to using clary sage. It can help to calm and focus you, prompting beneficial mental well-being and relief.
It Helps To Reduce Stress Levels
Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety. When used in aromatherapy, clary sage oil can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of well-being. When inhaled, clary sage essential oil helps you to feel relaxed and it also can help to reduce blood pressure.
It Has Natural Antidepressant Qualities
Clary sage has amazing antidepressant properties and can be used to alleviate feelings of depression by acting as an anti-stressor.
All you need to do is inhale the essential oil and it will help to reduce your cortisol levels which is the stress hormone. This is what can have an antidepressant-like effect.
It Can Relieve Menopause Symptoms
What a lot of people may not know is that clary sage oil is sclareol. This means it has the properties to mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.
You can access these properties by applying diluting clary sage oil onto the bottom of your feet and it can help reduce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes.
Why Sage Is Used In Aromatherapy
The wellness properties of sage are why it is largely used in aromatherapy for its calming properties. Also, the great thing about aromatherapy and the use of essential oils is how they work with the body. They can be absorbed through the skin and the healing molecules are then transported around the body via the bloodstream, delivering benefits to body systems and organs.
This makes Clary Sage in demand and popular for its balancing properties for the mind, body and soul. It also has a refreshing scent.
How To Use Clary Sage Essential Oil
There are many ways to use clary sage, here are some ways you can try it:
Place It On Your Pulse Points
A great way is to apply the essential oil to our pulse points at your wrists and temples or behind your knees and ears. You can do this by using our focus balm. It helps you to prepare for the day ahead with FOCUS, an invigorating blend that will help direct your mind and boost concentration. The best part is you can take it everywhere with you as it can easily fit in a coat pocket or bag.
Inhale The Scent
The best way to feel the effects of clary sage is to breathe the scent in deeply through your nose. This will help to instil a sense of calm in you wherever you are, and you can use this throughout the day for those moments when you need to take a step back and reset.
Spray It Around Your Home
Clary sage oil has a wonderful scent and you fill your home with it to feel its calming effects. All you need to do is shake the oil in water and use it as a room spray. You can spray it wherever you want, whether in your bedroom, front room on your sofa and cushions or fill the air with it.