Best Clary Sage Oil brands for labour

Clary sage oil (or to use its Latin name Salvea Sclarea) is a popular choice for people hoping to kick-start labour, or enhance it once it has begun. I have written previously about how you can use clary sage oil safely in labour.

Using this sweet-smelling essential oil is a common option if you are reluctant to opt for medical ways to induce labour. We all know that we need to be patient to allow labour to happen – after all there is a 5-week window for babies to arrive.

But there does seem to be some efficacy when using clary sage oil during labour in helping to enhance contractions and generally keep things moving along by increasing oxytocin levels. See this study here.

Choosing the best clary sage oil for labour

It’s one thing to think about using clary sage but it is hard to know which one to choose. There are literally hundreds of brands of essential oils ranging widely in price so how can you start to figure out which is the best clary sage oil to choose?

Thankfully I have done some of the hard work for you and put together this list of the best clary sage oil for using in labour. 

It is worth remembering that producing true and pure high quality essential oils is not a quick and simple process and like many things, in life you get what you pay for. 

Bying cheap essential oils can seem tempting however it is always a good idea to buy from a reputable source to ensure you are getting the right product.

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1. Tisserand

Tisserand essential oils are also a really high-quality established brand that produces one of the best clary sage oil. I do have a number of Tisserand essential oils in my collection that I have been given as gifts and they are a really lovely oil, and I find them slightly gentler than some other high end brands.

The oils are 100% natural and are ethically harvested which means the plants are cultivated in a natural environment and not depleted through harvesting. Many Tisserand oils are organic although sadly the clary sage oil is not.

The company is a UK-based family business, run by an aromatherapist who is very passionate about his business. Robert Tisserand, the founder of the company, quite literally wrote the book on the subject!

♥ some organic ingredients
♥ ethically harvested
♥ cruelty-free (not tested on animals)
♥ certified vegan
♥ winner of Best Aromatherapy Brand” for the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018


2. DōTERRA Oil

DoTerra is another reputable high-quality brand favoured by many yoga instructors and wellness advocates. Again it has a price tag to match. The word comes from a Latin derivative meaning “gift to the world”!

As you would imagine with a high-end brand such as this, their clary sage oil is excellent quality and has a beautiful soft fragrance.

Part of their remit was to establish a certification process for grading the quality of essential oils so that they could prove the high-quality grade of their own oils. They are based in Utah in the US and have grown into a huge global country through their wellness advocate programme. This means that they don’t have 100% organic ingredients but they do claim that their certification process is better than organic.

They have also created their own framework sourcing sustainable and ethical ingredients (a bit like fair trade) called Co-Impact Sourcing. DōTERRA also has set up a foundation – the Helping Hands Foundation – to empower the communities they work with in developing countries helping projects that improve access to clean water, medical care, education and infrastructure.

♥ better than organic certification
♥ cruelty-free (not tested on animals)
♥  ethical sourcing
♥  supports community projects


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3. Neal’s Yard

These essential oils are all organic and use ethically-sourced ingredients and have a really lovely pungent quality. This means that you really do only need a few drops and one bottle lasts for ages.

The oil is distilled from the leaves and the flowers of clary sage.

Neal’s Yard are a London-based family-owned business and strive hard to run an ethical business.

♥ certified organic ingredients (since 1991)
♥ cruelty-free (not tested on animals)
♥ minimal preservatives
♥ sustainable packaging
♥ supports environmental campaigns
♥ fair trade & fair wild certified

neal's yard clary sage oil

4. Authentic Oil Co

This brand is also based in the UK and offer a cheaper alternative to some of the top brands listed above.

Their website states that their oils are 100% pure and natural howver you would expect this from an essential oil anyway as the entire point is that they are pure oil.

There is no information on their site about fair trade sourcing or organic or indeed anything at all so we have to assume that is is not any of those things.

The flip side is that it is a damn sight cheaper so I guess you get what you pay for.

The smell is authentic although you can tell it is somewhat less potent than the high-end oils.

No complaints: it’s a cheap and cheerful product.

♥ 100% pure and natural
♥ low price point
♥ Comes in a range of sizes (10ml, 50ml, 100ml)

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5. Naissance

Naissance are a UK brand that places itself firmly in the organic, ethical, vegan and cruelty-free slice of the market.

They have even registered with the Leaping Bunny, an organisation that validates the company’s claims to create cruelty-free products and are made up of an alliance of national and global organisations.

Sadly the Clary Sage oil is not listed as organic but at least we can rest assured knowing it has not been tested on animals.

It is again a lower price point with a range of bottle sizes to suit your needs, but it is a well-established brand to rely on.

♥ Ethically sourced
♥ Cruelty-free
♥ Vegan
♥ Comes in a range of sizes (10ml, 50ml, 100ml)


6. Gya Labs

I am not entirely sure of the company location but their website offers products in dollars so I assume the US.

Again a lower price-bracket brand that keeps cruelty-free at the top of their agenda.

The are aiming to combine the power of natural plant oils but using scientific methods to maintain potency.

They have an extensive oil list and seem to know their stuff. The oil has a lovely fragrance and was particularly nice through a diffuser.

♥ Lab-tested for potency
♥ Cruelty-free
♥ Either pesticide-free or gathered wild
♥ Claim organic but not yet certified due to complex supply chain

Use Clary Oil safely in labour

Remember that Clary Sage is one of the essential oils that you MUST NOT USE DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN as it is very potent and can cause burning.

If you want to read more about how to use clary sage oil safely in labour then have a look at my article on the subject.

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