Clove Essential Oil
Ancient Apothecary Clove Essential Oil
For topical, aromatherapy or dietary purposes.
Clove, often referred to as clove bud, is an evergreen tree which produces a flower bud that possesses a variety of beneficial properties. While clove was used extensively in ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations, its use then spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, during the seventh and eighth centuries.
In traditional Ayurveda, clove oil has been used for oral health, digestive health and respiratory health support.† In traditional Chinese herbalism, clove is noted for its healthy fungal-balancing and microbial-balancing attributes.†
Clove oil is often used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and other oral care products. It has natural properties which make it helpful for supporting certain areas of health
The main bioactive element in clove is called eugenol, and clove can help to support a healthy microbial balance and to help support oral health and keep the mouth feeling refreshed.† Likewise, clove oil is often used as a natural insect repellent.
Clove oil blends well with many other essential oils, including lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil, peppermint essential oil, basil essential oil, rosemary essential oil, rose oil, cinnamon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, nutmeg essential oil, orange essential oil and geranium essential oil—making clove essential oil a popular oil in aromatherapy and in other herbal combinations.
Clove oil uses:
- Use as a natural insect repellent by adding few drops to a spray bottle filled with water.
- Place one drop of clove essential oil in two ounces of water and gargle for a refreshing effect.
- Place one drop of clove essential oil in an empty supplement capsule, or dilute one drop in four ounces of water, and take internally as a supplement.†
- During the fall and winter seasons, diffuse three drops of clove oil, two drops of cinnamon oil and one drop of orange essential oil for an invigorating scent.
- During your nightly routine, add one drop of clove oil to your toothbrush before applying toothpaste.
- Following your six-month cleaning at the dentist, apply one drop of clove oil to teeth and gums.
- Combine clove essential oil with a carrier oil for a warming massage.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Consult your physician before use, especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or if you have a medical condition. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
Results May Vary**