ESSENTIAL OILS

 

CLARY SAGE

 

Botanical Family: Labiatae
Botanical Name: Salvia Sclarea
Origin: Russia
Plant Description: Clary Sage Essential Oil is extracted from a herb that can reach a height of three feet. Clary Sage has white or pale lilac flower petals that end in hard points, its leaves are large and wrinkled, larger then the leaves of the Sage herb.
Extraction Method: Clary Sage Essential Oil is extracted from the herbs, flowering tops, and leaves of the Clary Sage herb.
Color: Usually colorless or slightly yellow green, similar in color to Sage Oil.
Consistency: Thin to medium
Note: Top to Middle
Aromatic Fragrance: Clary Sage Essential Oil has a fragrance which is nutty, strong and heavy. Reminiscent of common Sage oil but with a much more pleasant, almost floral quality.
Common Applications: Massages, Compress, Bath.
Typically Used By: Aromatherapists
Principal Constituents: Linalool, Salviol, Linalyl Acetate, Cineole, Caryophyllene. Actions Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Carminative, Deodorant, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sedative, Stomachic, Tonic, Uterine. Physical Health Benefits May limit the production of sebum and dandruff.
Therapeutic & Emotional Benefits: Calming, Balancing, Cicatrisant. Can slow one down and bring on the feeling of euphoria, making concentration difficult. Helpful in overcoming anxiety in any stressful situation. Can bring vivid dreams and encourage clarity of dream recollection.
Did You Know: Clary Sage has similar properties to common Sage oil but is much safer as it contains less Thujone.
Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Most citrus oils. Lavender French Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil , Juniper Berry Essential Oil , Jasmine, Sandalwood Essential Oil, and Cypress Essential Oil.
Shelf Life: Clary Sage Essential Oil should be used within 2 years of harvest to ensure the maximum therapeutic benefit.
Cautions: Large doses should not be taken to induce intoxication, the result will be poisoning and a severe headache

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
DILL SEED
 
Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: India
Description: Dill is a member of the Umbelliferae (parsley) family. It grows to about three feet high with inflorescence of yellow flowers, appearing in the summer.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid that darkens over time.
Consistency: Aromatherapists credit Dill Seed Essential Oil with being stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing and a cleansing agent. Consistency: Thin
Note: Middle
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Dill Seed works well with other spice oils, Elemi, Mint, and Caraway.
Aromatic Scent: Dill Seed Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous scent that is gentle, warm and spicy.
History: Much like Fennel, it is said that Dill Seeds were chewed by early Americans to suppress their appetites during church services. The name Dill is derived from the Norse word Dilla meaning to ‘lull’, relating to the carminative properties of the herb.
Cautions: Dill Seed Essential Oil is non-toxic and non-irritating. Nonetheless, it should be avoided during pregnancy.
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