A biennial herb or perennial herb growing 30 to 120cm high, with greyish, velvety, heart-shaped leaves and numerous pale-blue, violet-pink or white flowers. The essential oil is obtained via steam distillation of the flowering tops and foliage.
- Nervous system : well known for its euphoric action. Beneficial for anxiety, stress, nervous tension and depression.
- Reproductive system : one of the most important essential oils as a women's remedy from menstrual cycle to childbirth and menopause. It is reowned for the relief it brings to menstrual cramps due to its spasmolytic and analgesic action on the womb. It is also a uterine stimulant and an emmenagogue that promotes menstruation when delayed, scanty or completely absent. Has regulating action on the pituitary gland and useful for managing menopause. For childbirth, it helps to release some tension and anxiety during pre-labour and labour.
- Respiratory system : recommended for treating asthma as it relaxes spasms in the bronchial tube and helps to reduce anxiety and emotional tension.
- Skin care : recommended for preventing excessive sweating. It is also recommended for oily skin, greasy hair and dandruff as it regulates sebum production.
How to use:
For massage : Mix 3 to 4 drops of essential oils with 3 tablespoonful of carrier oil.
For bath : Drip about 6 to 8 drops of essential oils into bathtub filled with warm water and add 2 tablespoonful of carrier oil.
For vaporisation : Add 6 to 8 drops of essential oils into a tea-light candle burner or electric burner. For tea-light candle burner, do add water.
Ingredients: Salvia sclarea
Country of Origin: France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Size: 10ml, 30ml or 100ml