100% Clary Sage 100％快樂鼠尾草 100％快乐鼠尾草
PMS, calming, insomnia, depression, oily skin & hair, antidepressant, menstruation pain, antimicrobial
HistoryThe name Clary Sage is derived from the Latin word for clear - probably because the herb was once used for clearing mucus from the eyes.
Bontanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant Part:Flowering herb
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Contra-indication: Avoid during pregnancy Avoid with alcohol or driving
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Antidepressant activity The study shows that 5% clary sage had a strong antidepressant activity. Thus, clary sage may be developed as a therapeutic agent which reduces the required medication doses in patients with depression. Forced swim test was used to test the antidepressant activity. The shorter the immobility time, the better the antidepressant activity in the test. (The immobility time was defined as the sum of the times during which a rat ceased swimming or climbing, rather floating in the water, performing the minimum amount of anterior extremity movement, simply to maintain the head above the water surface.) The duration of immobility during a 5-min period after inhalation of clary sage is decreased by at least 50% compared with the controlled for 1, 2, 4 and6 h. Inhalation of clary sage effectively reduced immobility in the test, thus clary sage performs good antidepressant activity. Source: Seol, G. H., Shim, H. S., Kim, P. J., Moon, H. K., Lee, K. H., Shim, I., ... & Min, S. S. (2010). Antidepressant-like effect of Salvia sclarea is explained by modulation of dopamine activities in rats. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 130(1), 187-190. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874110002667?casa_token=83HfW9-5Jn0AAAAA:aq6g8OmbehBnAnLW28SLFBrYXuzckA1VWig3lDHMktOmmEprGRsecOq7ACo-3qZxDcZCBjsFZ6s Relief of dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) ***Essential oils blended with lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clary sage (Salvia sclarea) and marjoram (Origanum majorana) in a 2:1:1 ratio was diluted in unscented cream at 3% concentration for the essential oil group.*** Relief of dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) Aromatic oil massage provided relief for outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea and reduced the duration of menstrual pain in the essential oil group from 2.4 to 1.8 days. 48 outpatients were included in the study. 24 of them were assigned to a blended essential oils message in their lower abdomen from the end of the last menstruation continuing to the beginning of the next menstruation. The duration of pain decreased by 0.63 days after assigned a blended essential oil. The 10-point numeric rating scales (from no pain (0) to worst pain (10)) before applying the blended essential oil message was 6.83 on the 1st day and 2.71 on the 3rd day of the menstrual period. The 10-point numeric scales after applying the blended essential oil message was 3.92 on the first day and 1.33 on the 3rd day of the menstrual period. Source: Ou, M. C., Hsu, T. F., Lai, A. C., Lin, Y. T., & Lin, C. C. (2012). Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double‐blind clinical trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 38(5), 817-822. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01802.x?casa_token=WokQ9MYnldwAAAAA%3AZHuxeob9AofcP_gUzFPE3WhNbmB-wPwnDz7fVGHPvrgsrf5m57D8NUy0lP3mM0X5uhOySy-WfywTVnQU Antimicrobial activity The study shows that clary sage reduced almost 99.9999% E. coli and S. aureus after two hours treatment in agar media test. Clary sage essential oil damaged the cell membrane and changed the cell membrane permeability, leading to the release of the material inside the cell such as macromolecular substances, ATP and DNA and resulting strong antimicrobial activity. Source: Cui, H., Zhang, X., Zhou, H., Zhao, C., & Lin, L. (2015). Antimicrobial activity and mechanisms of Salvia sclarea essential oil. Botanical studies, 56(1), 1-8. https://as-botanicalstudies.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40529-015-0096-4#Tab1 Reference Seol, G. H., Shim, H. S., Kim, P. J., Moon, H. K., Lee, K. H., Shim, I., ... & Min, S. S. (2010). Antidepressant-like effect of Salvia sclarea is explained by modulation of dopamine activities in rats. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 130(1), 187-190. Ou, M. C., Hsu, T. F., Lai, A. C., Lin, Y. T., & Lin, C. C. (2012). Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double‐blind clinical trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 38(5), 817-822. Cui, H., Zhang, X., Zhou, H., Zhao, C., & Lin, L. (2015). Antimicrobial activity and mechanisms of Salvia sclarea essential oil. Botanical studies, 56(1), 1-8.