Effects: Refreshing, Stimulating
Aroma: Middle note
Scent: Refreshing, Woody, Herbal
Combines well with: Cedarwood, Geranium, Juniper
Sage is one of the best scalp clarifiers that is available from both natural and un-natural sources. It deep cleanses impurities away from the scalp and works well with other herbs to heal scalp problems such as psoriasis and helps when used with zinc to end dandruff symptoms.
Clary Sage native to southern Europe, but cultivated worldwide, esp. the Mediterranean region, is a stout biennial or perennial herb up to 1 meter high with large, hairy leaves, green with a hint of purple, and small blue flowers. The oil is obtained by steam distillation from the flowering tops and leaves.
Though employed in ancient times and in the Middle Ages for its curative properties, it seems to have fallen into disuse as a medicinal plant, though revived to a certain extent towards the end of the nineteenth century. The English name Clary originates in the Latin specific name sclarea, a word derived from clarus (clear).
This name Clary was gradually modified into 'Clear Eye,' one of the popular names and generally explained from the fact that the seeds have been employed for clearing the sight, being so mucilaginous that a decoction from them placed in the eye would 'clear' it from any small foreign body, the presence of which might have caused irritation.
Historically, clary sage has been highly esteemed and used for digestive disorders, kidney disease, uterine and menstrual complaints, acne, boils, dandruff, hair loss, oily skin, wrinkles, and general nerve tonic. The oil and absolute are used as fragrance components and fixatives in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes. It has mostly been employed in disordered states of the digestion, and has also proved useful in kidney diseases.
Clary sage blends well with: juniper, lavender, cilantro, pine, carsomon, geranium, sandlewood, jasmine, frankincense, and citrus oils. Some essential oils are great for growing hair like emu oil.
It is nontoxic, non-irritant and no sensitizing so it does not cause irritation when used in shampoos or skin care products.
Tea Tree Oil: Even Paul Mitchell decided to come out with a Tea Tree Oil shampoo and conditioner as it works daily to get to the heart of dandruff other scalp conditions that can be helped with Tea Tree oil as it works to purify the scalp. It is often included with Jojoba oil for hair as the two are used to deep cleanse the scalp. Tea tree oil works extremely good for those that suffer from scalp psoriasis and scalp dandruff. Our shampoo that we sell for red scalp bumps that itch- often called scalp psoriasis is Follicleanse Shampoo. You can add tea tree oil to any of our shampoos or conditioners - just ask!
Thyme essential oils and herbs for great hair! Thyme is often used is deep cleansing shampoo and works well when used with even the mildest cleansing agents. Follicleanse shampoo uses thyme, sage and ivy burdock to help deep cleanse. Folli-cleanse shampoo can be found here. Oily hair and dandruff treatment. It works well when combined with other anti oily scalp products such as Thyme and sage. Yling Ylang can be combined with herbs as well for a desired anti dandruff shampoo. Another Amino Acid called Znc Pca also really helps with dandruff and can be found in Follicleanse shampoo ( a top seller for us)
Ylang ylang is a tall tropical tree up to 20m high with large, tender, fragrant flowers, which can be pink, mauve or yellow. The yellow flowers are considered best for the extraction of essential oil. Ylang Ylang is from the first part of the distillation process, and is considered by most to be the best.
This essential oil has properties: aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, anti-infectious, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, regulator, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory), tonic.
Historically, it has been used for cosmetic and hair care, skin diseases, to prevent fever and fight infections. Is also used to soothe insect bites. Ylang Ylang blends well with lavender, sandalwood, rosewood, jasmine, vetiver, opopanax, bergamot, mimosa, cassie and rose. It is non-toxic, non-irritant and a few cases of sensitization have been reported.