Clove Essential Oil is a tricky one…
While it’s advised to NEVER be used neat on the skin, especially for pregnant women because of the safrol it contains, it still has some amazing uses.
When taken, Clove Bud lowers blood sugar levels, improves digestion, reduces acidity, can lower cholesterol levels, maintain oral hygiene and helps relieve congested chest and sinuses.
For our purposes I’ll be addressing Clove Bud as an Essential Oil.
It has quite a history; it was traded during the Middle Ages and was highly prized as it was thought to prevent the continued spread of the bubonic plague due to its antibacterial properties.
Because it has a mild analgesic effect, it’s been used for centuries to ease a toothache and can be very handy to pop a couple of drops on a cotton bud and hold on the tooth before you can get to the dentist.
Clove contains a large amount of Eugenol, a muscle relaxant and stress reliever, so it is a great one to have in the bath and because of its aphrodisiac qualities; it’s a must for burning in the bedroom.
Clove contains anti-inflammatory properties which, along with its ability to kill bacteria can make an excellent additive to home-made masks to get rid of pimples and blemishes.
(Try one drop mixed with a tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon, then leave on face for 20 minutes).
As an antimicrobial, clove bud essential oil is a great addition to natural cleaning products.
Diluted with a carrier oil, it can be applied to the feet as an antifungal treatment of athlete’s foot or nail fungus.
Clove Oil has shown in studies to have antiviral qualities and could have the ability to fight certain viruses.
Clove Bud essential oil blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.
We have used Clove Bud in our products:
Let’s Get it On Essential Oil Blend, Cleopatra Moisturizing Goat’s Milk Bath Soak and Detox Bath Soak, Anti-Viral Essential Oil Blend, Anti-Viral Hand Soap, Detox Bath Soak