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Clary Sage Essential Oil
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Clary Sage has an aroma that is spicy, hay-like and musky.

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea L.

Common Name: Clary Sage

Plant Part: Flowering top

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Synonyms: Clary, muscatel sage, common clary

Origin: Native to southern Europe to central Asia. Cultivated worldwide in Central Europe, in the Mediterranean region, Russia, USA, Morocco, England, France.

Botanical Description: A strong biennial or perennial plant about 1.5-meter (5 ft) high, with square stem, large wooly, oval green leaves, and attractive white or light-violet flowers borne amongst leafy, violet colored bracts.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops and leaves. A colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid. Yield 0.7 to 1.5%.

Aroma Profile: Clary Sage has a sweet and herbaceous top note, with a fresh, bittersweet undertone. The dry out note is balsamic and tea-like.

Major Constituents: Linalyl acetate (up to 70%) and linalool (up to 25%), β-caryophyllene, myrcene.

Common Adulterants: Synthetic linalool and linalyl acetate

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: centering, visualizing, euphoric

Blends Well With: Lavender, cedarwood, coriander, cardamom, frankincense, geranium, bergamot, jasmine

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Clary Sage has an aroma that is spicy, hay-like and musky.

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