Right now, farmers in northeast North Carolina are harvesting an unusual crop that allows perfume, cologne and other fragrances to last longer, replaces a product previously gleaned from an endangered species and adds beauty to local roadsides in early summer.
— From Farmers smell success with crop of clary sage at PilotOnline.
This was really a fascinating article, thanks for posting! I've seen clary sage listed as a note (in my beloved Fleurs de Sel, for example), but I didn't realize it was being used as a fixative! Or is it used for both? The article seemed to suggest that the scent of the plant wasn't all that great.
I would say both…remember that the scent of *real* ambergris is not supposed to be all that great in large quantities — in small quantities, as we know, it smells wonderful.
and clary sage is also used in a lot of aromatherapy for female hormonal/emotional issues. It is always to be used sparingly. Clary Sage essential oil, used very sparingly, has a clean,vibrant scent.
Ah, then no doubt I need some
it really is useful (you can dab a touch on a wrist)…but in very small quantities. Larger quantities negates the calming effect and can make you giddy – and not in a good way.
I'll take a look at the health foods place near me, they have lots of EOs. Too bad it can't make you giddy in a good way, though!
it's not a BAD way – perhaps it's just that I need to be careful with the giddiness. 'Giddy” and 'construction site' is a bad mix, LOL!
But giddy blogging never hurt anybody, HA…