Uses and benefits of clove essential oil
What do dentists, holistic health gurus, and skincare enthusiasts have in common? They all use clove essential oil! Due to its versatility, this oil is used in many different arenas for all different kinds of people.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of clove? For some people, it may be the delicious smell of baking during the holidays. For others, it might be a reminder of a remedy when they’re sick.
Although clove is most popular today for its culinary potential, in this blog we won't be discussing gingerbread cookies. Cloves can come in many different forms, in this post we will discover the benefits of clove essential oil.
Background about clove essential oils
Essential oils are natural and aromatic compounds. They're usually made by squeezing various plants, vegetables, and spices to create an oil in its purest form. Essential oils are usually more expensive than regular carrier oils (like coconut oil) because they go through a time-consuming extraction process. Essential oils can be enjoyed by using diffusers or inhaling them.
Clove essential oil for health
While this spice is great for cooking, kitchen doctors have been using it for a different kind of recipe for a long time. Clove essential oil has ancient roots back to China and Ayurvedic Indian medicine.
The most common use of clove was as a natural remedy for healing colds, muscle pain, and allergies. It's no wonder why today we typically use this spice often in the wintertime. This time of course is when colds are most prevalent.
If the scent of clove is familiar to you for some reason, it could be because you’ve been treated with it while you were at the dentist's office. Clove contains a natural chemical called Eugenol. Dentists use this to treat toothaches because it helps to relieve pain, inflammation, and prevent infections.
Aromatherapy benefits of clove
Aromatherapy is a form of treatment that helps promote health and well-being. Essential oils are trendy in the holistic health community partly because of their aromatic properties. There is never one size fits all to health, and essential oils are a quick and non-invasive way to feel better.
Clove oil is great for respiratory health. If you are someone with allergies, a potent oil like clove can give immediate relief. This is great during the spring or if you live somewhere with lots of dust.
If you have trouble relaxing, an oil-like clove will come in handy. A couple of hours before you go to sleep you can begin to diffuse clove to calm your senses.
Safety tips with essential oils
As a word of caution essential oils have been known to be toxic to animals. It isn't recommended to diffuse these oils if you have pets in your home.
Essential oils are also extremely strong, so a little goes a long way. To make the most from your oils you’ll only need about 3-4 drops in distilled water. Too much oil can cause headaches or adverse side effects.
Skincare benefits of clove essential oil
Clove is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal, so it's good for acne-prone skin. Your skin may feel a slight tingle when using this oil, but it shouldn't be uncomfortable. It may be an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the clove working for you
When it comes to skincare, dilution is the solution! It's best to avoid putting essential oils directly on your skin. Since they are in pure form, direct contact may cause burning. Be sure to patch tests on a small area when you’re using clove oil.
Our favorite products with clove
Of course, we have to start with the OG. Pure Clove Essential Oil can be used for any purpose mentioned above and more! We’ve only scratched the surface with clove, but feel free to experiment and see how it can benefit you.
Our "Seductive" Essential Oil Blend includes other spicy scents like ginger, rose, and vanilla. This makes a great gift for a partner, or even if you'd like to treat yourself to some self-care!
This seductive rose and spice scent is also featured in our Aromatherapy Room & Body Spray, which can be customized with any essential oil blends, plus fragrance-free. Spritz all over your body or in the air to evoke harmony and balance in your environment.
If you need extra TLC for your skin during the next few months, try our Jojoba and Avocado Body Balm. Jojoba is a great carrier oil that pairs great with clove.
Will you give clove essential oil a try?
Clove essential oil is a must-have if you want to experience benefits for skin care, health, and well-being. Will you be giving clove essential oil a try? Comment down below and let us know what you think!