Sunday, October 28, 2012

anxiety help

Anxiety defusing blend

15 drops clary sage EO
10 drops bergamot EO
10 drops geranium EO
8 drops chamomile EO
8 drops marjoram EO
5 drops ylang ylang EO

Drop the essential oils into a small glass bottle and gently turn the bottle upside down a few times or roll it between your hands to blend. Add some of the mixture to your diffuser or lamp bowl. Run your diffuser or lamp as necessary to prevent or reduce anxiety.


Clary sage essential oil is extracted from Salivia sclarea of the
Labiatae family and is also known as clary, clary wort, muscatel
sage, clear eye, see bright and eye bright (but not to be confused
with the common herb also called eyebright (Euphrasia).

Although not a cheap oil, clary sage oil has great benefits - not
only for easing depression and nervous burn-out, but for a host of
female complaints and for relieving congested complexions.
Oil properties

A clear to pale yellow essential oil, Clary sage has a sweet, nutty
fragrance, somewhat herbaceous.

The viscosity is watery, viscous if the leaves are included in the
Origin of clary sage

It is a native to southern Europe and is a stout biennial herb that
grows up to 1 meter (3 feet) tall with large, hairy leaves and small
blue/ white flowers growing directly off the long, thin stem. It is
cultivated for oil production in France and Russia.

The name is derived from the Latin 'Claris' that means 'clear' or
from the Greek 'Skeria' meaning 'hardness', referring to the hard
parts of the flower petals. It was known in the Middle Ages as
'Oculus Christi' - the 'Eye of Christ' and was a highly esteemed

In Jamaica, it was used amongst the local people for cleaning and
cooling ulcers and for inflammation of the eyes.

Clary sage oil is extracted by steam distillation from the flowering
tops and the leaves.
Chemical composition

The main chemical components of clary sage are linalool, linalyl
acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, neryl acetate,
sclareol and germacrene D.

Clary sage oil can be very relaxing and should be avoided when
consuming alcohol, since it could exaggerate the effects of alcohol,.
It is a non-toxic, non-sensitizing oil, but can in large doses
generate a headache and must be avoided during pregnancy.
Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of clary sage oil are antidepressant,
anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent,
bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue,
euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, uterine and
nerve tonic.


Clary sage is calming to the nervous system, particularly in cases of
depression, stress, insomnia and deep seated tension. It furthermore
is a good tonic for the womb and female functions in general, such as
painful periods, scanty menstruation and relaxation during labor,
thus encouraging a less painful birth.

During menopause, clary sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night
sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and

It is good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and
the cooling of inflammation of the skin.

Clary sage oil's greatest benefit lies in its calming and sedating
influence on the nerves, emotions, female functions, kidneys and
digestive system.

It also helps with skin conditions like acne, boils and ulcers and
cools painful muscles and joints.
Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, clary sage oil can be used for nervous tension,
stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia and menopause. It is
particularly effective to help ease depression and create a more
positive outlook on life and can also help to boost the creative side
and intuition.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Clary sage can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath
to assist with muscle pains, frigidity, depression, anxiety,
menstrual problems, PMS, stress, nervous tension, insomnia, cramps
and addiction.
In a cream or lotion
Used in a cream or lotion, clary sage oil can be beneficial for skin
problems, back pain and a stiff neck, as well as for body odors, PMS,
skin problems and cramps. It is particularly good for balancing the
production of sebum of the skin and to clear greasy complexions.
Clary sage blends well with

Although most essential oils blend well with one another, it blends
particularly well with juniper, lavender, pine, geranium, sandalwood,
jasmine, frankincense, and other citrus oils.

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