The Benefits of Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage plant

Clary sage is an incredibly popular essential oil in aromatherapy, but why and what exactly are the benefits? Extracted from the flowers and leaves of the herb, clary sage essential oil is intensely relaxing and reveals a feeling of wellbeing to both mind and body. This makes it an invaluable oil for easing all types of stress, anxiety and frustration. At Scentered, we adore the refreshing, clean scent so much that we've featured it in our FOCUS scent that we oh so love. Read on to find out more about this powerful flowering herb and our top three benefits of clary sage. 




It can be astonishingly difficult to find the chance to unwind in a modern, fast-paced world, meaning most of us almost always...stressed. On top of this, we have been struggling for many months of a pandemic and this type of living isn't suitable for our wellbeing. This is where clary sage and aromatherapy can step in. Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety. When using clary sage essential oil, it can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of wellbeing. In fact, one study conducted on women undergoing a stressful medical test showed that when inhaled, clary sage essential oil promotes relaxation and helps reduce blood pressure.


No matter the task at hand, keeping the mind functioning at its optimum can increase efficiency. In aromatherapy, clary sage is a vast powerhouse for improving mental function. Deeply inhaling its fresh scent can improve your productivity and mental focus and make it the perfect addition to our FOCUS aromatherapy scent. 


When you notice that you are tired, incapable of focusing when you are usually full of energy, you might be suffering from mental fatigue. Mental exhaustion isn't necessarily the result of things gone wrong, or any big life change, but more likely due to too much going on! If you feel sluggish, struggling to be productive and lack motivation, or need an added boost when you are suffering from the effects of mental fatigue, inhaling clary sage can be beneficial and help you recharge your mind. So, before reaching for your next cup of coffee, why not try clary sage essential oil? Try applying your Scentered Focus Balm to your pulse points and inhale deeply. 


Here at Scentered, one of our favourite ways to reap essential oils' benefits is through our Stop, Inhale, Reset Wellbeing Ritual. For an easy way of applying clary sage to the skin, we have created our FOCUS Aromatherapy Balm

Formulated with clary sage, our FOCUS Balm aids in relieving mental fatigue and promotes mental clarity. To help compliment this calming essential oil, we have also formulated our balm with rosemary to increase alertness, boost memory, and finally help stimulate mental activity and increase focus on cognitive tasks. These three essential oils are combined using carrier oils such as beeswax, moringa oil and sunflower oils in an easy-to-apply balm, safe for rubbing onto your pulse points. Our balm also makes it easy to carry with you throughout the day. 

So, if you find yourself needing a boost of focus, simply stop and apply your balm to your pulse points. Close your eyes and slowly raise your wrists to your nose and inhale deeply. As you inhale, the essential oils will be absorbed into your bloodstream, triggering your limbic system. When you reopen your eyes, you will feel your mind being stimulated with focus and alertness, ready to step into the next part of your day with purpose and without mental fatigue.

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