Botanical Name: Eugenia caroyophyllata
About “Clove” Essential Oil
- This oil is steam distilled, not CO2 extracted
- Because of the high eugenol component, the anti-inflammatory action has been documented (2008)
- Many interesting components that are anticoagulants, antidepressant, antifungal, antiviral and a strong rubefacient (increase blood flow at point of application)
- A spicy oil that warms the mind and stimulates confidence, especially when used in a blend.
- How to Use “Clove” Essential Oil
- Clove can be added to mouthwash or floss for added gum support
- Adding Clove to a diffuser with Ginger and Orange can be a wonderful fall scent that is soothing to the nervous system and empowering to the immune system
- A fantastic oil to add to massage blends with maximum dilution practices.
- Add Clove to Peppermint, Helichrysum and Lavender for a powerful pain relieving combination
Other Ways To Use “Clove” Essential Oil
- Recipe for giving support to sciatic pain:
1 oz. Trauma oil (a blend of three herbs)
3 drops Clove
3 drops Ginger
4 drops Spike Lavender (or Kashmir lavender)
3 drops Helichrysum
3 drops Sandalwood
4 drops Frankincense, carterii
- Recipe for Tooth powder:
4 TBLS Bentonite Clay
1 tsp Activated charcoal
1 ½ tsp Salt, himalayan
15 drops Peppermint oil
10 drops Clove
10 drops Cinnamon, bark
10 drops Frankincense
Add all ingredients to a glass jar.
NEVER USE METAL UTENSILS, it deactivates the charcoal
- Use in Ayurveda for “Clove” Essential Oil
- Increases Pitta
- Reduces Kapha
- Stimulates Vata
- Aromatic Profile and Product Details of “Clove” Essential Oil
Hot and spicy, is a simple way to explain Clove bud oil. It can add warmth to massage blends at low dilutions. The intensity is what gives it pain relieving benefits. The inflammation is reduced due to the high eugenol content.
- Blends well with These Essential Oils
- Ylang Ylang
- Safety Considerations for “Clove” Essential Oil
A strong skin irritant if not diluted at a minimum of .5%. Avoid using with young children. Keep away from damaged skin. Not for oral use for those on blood thinners.
Caution with MAO or SSRI antidepressants. Do not use orally
- History or facts of “Clove” Essential Oil
When Clove is combined with Rosemary and Lavender oils it has additive effects against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria (2007)
It’s been studied to have a wide range of antimicrobial activities.
Clove has long been used for tooth and gum care.