Hello everyone! Sorry we’ve been a little behind on blogging this week. It’s the crazy end of summer, and the days get away from us before we know it!
We’ve been busy planning upcoming festivals in the fall, as well as kicking around ideas for the future of Honest Aromas. It’s always fun to dream and plan, isn’t it?
One essential oil we’ve mentioned before, Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), is a good one as you look to the future. According to Pompeii Organics, clary sage (which is different than other sages!) helps lift the mood and balance the hormones, a helpful thing when you’re trying to make plans!
Clary sage reduces tension in the muscles. It is calming, similar to Lavender Angustifolia, and it’s great for high blood pressure.
Due to its hormone-regulating properties, women often use clary sage to balance out the symptoms of menopause. In general, clary sage stimulates the menstrual cycle, due to an estrogen-mimicking molecule in its chemical makeup. This can make it helpful for menopause or period cramps, but that also means it can increase period bleeding or adversely affect pregnancy. Use with caution and with the direction of a trained aromatherapist (one specifically comes to mind! 🙂 ).
Remember, we will be at the Oil City Farmer’s Market from 9am-4pm today, as long as the weather’s good, so check in to see what’s new and to ask any questions you may have! We love meeting new friends and sharing the wonderful world of aromatherapy with you!