Latin name: Salvia sclarea
Source country: Southern Europe but cultivated in France and Russia
Appearance: Clear to very pale yellow thin liquid.
Aroma: Sweet, nutty, herbaceous, hay like.
Derivation: The leaves and flowering tops are gathered and steam distilled to yield the
Chemicals: The main constituents are sclareol, (a diterpene alcohol which has
important physiological properties itself), linalool, linalyl acetate, neryl acetate, and
Uses: The herb has been used for centuries. The oil has many attributes
particularly for de-stressing and relaxing. In this mode it is useful for women
who are going through the menopause - it may help relieve night sweats, hot
flushes, and irritability. It should not be used during pregnancy but can be
useful during labour to help with relaxation and to make it less painful. It can
help with certain skin conditions such as boils and acne.
Note: As with all pure essential oils, dilute appropriately with a suitable carrier oil
before using on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally