This is a good one.
This spicy, warming, and woody oil is a potent earthly gift with many uses and benefits.
Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and vitamin C. (Source)
What makes clove oil so awesome is it’s potent concentration of Eugenol (70=85%).
This major compound is has powerful…
- anesthetic (in dentistry)
A common use for clove oil is dental care and it is an excellent ingredient to add to your homemade toothpaste or dilute and rub on toothaches.
Since Eugenol has the ability to lessen the nerves’ ability to transmit the sensation of pain (Source)
Here are more uses and benefits of Clove Oil:
Topical Use (ALWAYS DILUTE! 1 drop oil to 1 drop carrier oil before any application)
- Tobacco Addiction
- Fungal INfections
- Herpes Simplex
- Muscle Aches and Pains
- Toothache (Pain)
- Viral Infections
Diffuse with Caution – Clove Oil may irritate nasal membranes
- Liver Cleansing
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- To remissness about the days when you thought smoking cloves was cool.
The Chinese used cloves for diarrhea, hernia, bad breath and bronchitis. (Source: Modern Essentials – A contemporty guide to the therapeutic use of essential oils)
Here is a an easy recipe to help with toothaches and pain…
Adult DIY Toothache Cream (Not for teething babies!)
4 tbsp of coconut oil
4-6 drops of clove essential oil
Since Coconut Oil will solidify under 76 degrees, use oil warm as to increase consistency and to mix well with clove oil.
Keep in a dark amber clean container and store in a dark dry place.
I’ve also used this concoction on muscle pain as well. Just apply on area of concern.
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What is your favorite use of Clove Oil?! Please share!
Live hippily… and embrace clove oil!