Women's Essentials - Clary Sage - balancing our female hormones

It seems that it comes more and more into our awareness that we actually can balance our hormones naturally, with the food that we eat, with simply moving our bodies and with the help of our herbal friends.

Essential Oils like Clary Sage, Fennel, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang are just a few that are known historically to balance our beautiful female hormones.

Clary Sage essential oil is a relaxing essential oil, so a couple of drops applyed before going to bed could be a great idea.

Clary Sage is a cooling essential oil- any hot condition coming to your mind?

Clary Sage is an ulifting essential oil and can also be used to support healthy digestion.

With applying essential oil of Clary Sage I had the my first and most amazing result when I started working with the essential oils so far! It was helping me regulating, balancing and smoothing out my cycle, wow!

Actually it was together with another essential oil blend Progessence PhytoPlus - which is actually a serum made from wild yams and enhanced with essential oils. ( Sacred Frankincense, Bergamot, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Rosewood, Clove) - unfortunatly not in stock in Europe right now, but I will let you know asap when it comes back, because this is the thing to have!!!

Clary Sage can support a smooth and healthy female cycle, harmonising our intricat pattern of hormones during our childbearing years as well as during transitioning through and even after menopause!

Have you smelled it yet? It's scent is described as distinctive and complex, quite strong if you ask me : I sometimes love it and sometimes cannot stand it :)

This is how I use it:

  • I fill a 15ml Clary Sage essential oil bottle with half the essential oil and half with V6 vegetable oil complex and put a Roll-on Fitter on it - ready to use!
  • or you could add a couple of drops to your all natural moisturizer/ body lotion to improve the appearance of your skin with Clary Sage
  • Where to apply? Ah, good question! Inside of your thighs, lower abdomen, lower back and / or Reflexology points on your feet ( ankle, innr and outer, look it up on a reflexology chart!)
  • How much and how often? Please try it out. Listen to your body! Do you know your cycle? Are you not bleeding anymore? Start with less and go slowly.
  • Don't use Clary Sage while you are pregnant! During labour it's a different story, please check with your midwife or aromatherapist - Clary Sage can be very supportive during labour! ( for an interesting study click here )
  • diffuse it in your cold diffuser for a relaxing atmosphere
  • put a drop or two into your aroma necklace to carry the scent around you all day.

More to come about Women's Essentials - balancing our female hormones - stay tuned !

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact me !

These are the blends from Young Living made with Clary Sage essential oil: Lady Sclareol, Sclaressence and IntotheFuture

Clary Sage in flower

Clary Sage in flower

DIY Einkorn bread

You will find Einkorn products since about 2 years in the product realm of Young Living: there is Einkorn flour, Einkorn Pancake mix, Einkorn Spaghettis and Rotinis....

Einkorn is Triticum monococcum, it's called petit épautre in french and is one of the oldest domesticated wheats. It has 14 chromosoms and is quite compatible for those who are gluten intolerant.

In France it has always been cultivated together with Lavender as a rotation crop. That way it has always been around, but is gaining in popularity quite fast nowadays. You can easily get it in any biostore here in France.

Einkorn

Einkorn

Einkorn Bread

This is a really easy recipe to make your own Einkorn bread - so no excuses :)

Preheat the oven to 250°C / 475°F.

Mix 500g / about 3.5.-4 cups of Einkornflour with 1 pack (8g / a bit less than 1 tblsp) of dry yeast, a bit of salt, a handful or two of seeds and/ or nuts of your choice - linseed, hempseed, sunflowerseed,...

Add about 0.5.liter / about 2 cups of lukewarm water and kneet until everything is well combined.

Put into a breadbaking form and cut a fine line in the middle of the bread with a wet knife to make sure it rises and "breaks" in the middle.

Reduce the oven to about 200°C / a bit less than 400°F and bake for about 45 minutes.

Et voilà -  bon appétit!

mmmmh, smells soooo good!!!

mmmmh, smells soooo good!!!

Growing Einkorn is quite easy and is done from September till it is harvested the following August.

In the South of France en Provence, Young Living is growing Einkorn and is even running their own Einkorn mill that you can visit when you join the Young Living Lavender Harvest that takes place each July. It is beautiful and so worth it !!!

Enjoy!

Nicolas landel & Captain Nitro at the Einkornmill

Nicolas landel & Captain Nitro at the Einkornmill