Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Linalool, Linalyl acetate
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin brownish liquid
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of medium aroma, Clary Sage Essential Oil has a mild earthy, fruity and floral aroma that is also slightly nutty and herbaceous.
Clary Sage is a short biennial or perennial herb that grows up to 3 feet high. It has large, hairy leaves with small bluish-purple flowers. The name is derived from the Latin word claris for 'clear', and by the Middle Ages it was known as Oculus Christi, or the Eye of Christ. During the sixteenth century it was used in England as a replacement for hops when brewing beer.
Cautions: Dilute before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.