Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health when taken internally. As a cooking spice, clove adds a spicy flavor to any dish or dessert while providing internal health benefits. One drop can clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath. Clove has the astounding ORAC value of 290,283 units. This means that per gram cloves contain 30 times more antioxidants than blueberries which have a value of 9,621. The oil of cloves significantly enhanced gastric mucus production, which protects the lining of the digestive tract and prevents erosion that contributes to gastritis and ulcer formation. Use only in very low dilution (less than 0.5%). Do not apply directly to delicate skin or near eyes or mucous membranes, even in dilution.
Caution: Clove oil is dermotoxic. Some people are very sensitive to clove essential oil.
It is strongly recommended to dilute it with a carrier oil (any other massage oil) before applying on to the skin.
For Tooth Ache- dip a cotton swab into the oil and water mix and place it over the gums at the point of the pain.
For Disinfecting air/Building immunity and controlling blood pressure- Add a few drops in water to your diffuser to deodorize rooms for fresh air quality.
For Skin Health/Acne- take 3 drops clove oil and mix with 2 teaspoons maple syrup. Mix together and wash your face as usual.
For Cold/flu- Mix clove oil with coconut oil and rub it on your neck and chest for natural antioxidant protection
Consuming clove oil can be dangerous for children and may lead to seizures, liver damage, and fluid imbalances. Avoid clove oil during pregnancy and lactation.
For external use only. Keep away from eyes.