Clary Sage is a perfect introduction to spring. While officially Spring is a March event, it’s still cold here with brief moments of May. The tulips here make one think they are in Holland. I keep looking for a rustic windmill and wooden shoes! Sooo many tulips.
That being said, Clary Sage is a delightful scent to welcome the slowly approaching summer months. Clary Sage is also known as clary wort, muscatel sage, clear eye, see bright and eye bright (but not to be confused with eyebright Euphrasia). It’s scent is primitive, earthy and organic. It’s mostly found in Spain, Italy and France and has pink, blue or purple blossoms.
It is known for it’s antiseptic, deodorizing and anti-inflammatory remedies. Clary sage oil’s greatest benefit lies in its calming and sedating influence on the nerves, emotions, female functions, kidneys and digestive system. Clary Sage is useful in dealing with strong emotions and stress.
However, Clary Sage should never be used by pregnant women or people with epilepsy. Use of it should not be combined with iron supplements or alcohol. Clary sage is not make from the Sage Plant, however, the essential oil Sage is. The two are not interchangeable.
Recipe for Spring Toner
3 drops Chamomile
3 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Geranium
6 drops Lavender
1 T cider vinegar
2 ounces witch hazel
5 ounces water
Mix ingredients together and use in one or both of the following ways:
As a toner after you cleanse your skin, before you apply moisturizer.
You can also use this to tone the tender areas after you shave.
(Hawaii here I come!!!! whew)
Have a beautiful spring!