4 Uses for Clove Essential Oil
Essential Oils are wonderful plant remedies that are useful for so many things! Be sure and read this post about Essential Oils to get a few answers from question I get a lot and if this is your first time using essential oils. Plant remedies come from the seeds, peels, roots, flowers and leaves of plants and have been used for thousands of years!
Clove Bud comes from the flower buds of an evergreen tree. This oil has many uses and so I wanted to share with you 5 ways I use this essential oil in my home.
This oil is great with cooking especially around the Autumn and Winter Holiday months. I will use one drop in an herbal tea (Ginger and peppermint are great!). I also will use this in a pumpkin bread recipe in place of the tsp of clove. This oil is great for cooking with other essential oils such as ginger, cinnamon and Wild Orange. One drop goes a long way, so make sure that your oil is food grade and pure therapeutic oils and preferably organic if you are going to be baking with them.
2. Cleaning and Warm Aroma for the Home
Clove is a wonderful warm smell that can be diffused during the holidays in place of toxic candles. You can warm it in water on the stove if you do not have a diffuser. When you use Clove aromatically, you are supporting the immune and cardiovascular systems. Clove is also a spicy and warm powerful cleaner for the home during seasonal illnesses. Here is a great recipe for a household cleaner!
3. Oral Health and Pain Control
Clove has cleansing properties that make it a powerful help for oral health. When my kids have a toothache we put a drop of clove (using a dropper or placing a drop on a cue tip or cotton ball) on the area that is aching and clove will temporarily numb the pain. We reapply as needed and often the problem is resolved without the need of over the counter or prescribed medications.
If you have a case of swollen gums or tooth pain, oil pulling with a few drops of clove essential oil will help relieve the inflammation and support healthy oral health. Using toothpastes with clove are also great to have on hand to use if you have oral issues or going through procedures that will have temporary pain or inflammation. Essential oils are powerful, so I don’t recommend using them daily because they can disrupt the balance of flora in the mouth, but on an as needed basis, Clove or products with clove essential oil are wonderful for oral health!
4. Calming Massage
Clove is a warm oil and wonderful for circulation. You want to make sure you dilute clove oil with coconut, olive, jojoba, or avocado oil before placing topically on the body.
The ratio to use if not already measured by an aromatherapists, is 1 drop of essential oil to 10 drops of carrier oil. Clove essential oil can improve circulation, reduce acne and reduces inflammation. Here is a great massage oil recipe and great for a gift!
So whether you are in need of reducing pain, inflammation, cleaning, baking or supporting your overall bodily health, clove is a great oil to have on hand in your home! Read more uses for Clove Essential Oil here.