Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum
Parts Used: Buds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Medium
Oil Consistency: Medium
Scent: sweet, herbaceous, spicy
CLOVE BUD is well known to relieve tooth aches and pains. It does this by numbing the nerve which causes a loss of sensation. This is also helpful with mouth ulcers, arthritis, and rheumatism. Clove Bud essential oil is wonderful for treating sores, acne, athlete's foot, burns, bruises, and as an insect repellent. It has numerous benefits for the digestive system. It can be used to relieve cramps, control vomiting or nausea, expel gas, aid digestion, and help bad breath. The oil is great to use in blends to relieve asthma and bronchitis. Clove Bud has great antibacterial properties. Use it against skin, respiratory, intestinal, and urinary tract infections.
Quick Tip #1: Add 20 drops Clove Bud essential oil to 1 oz distilled water. Excellent to clean cutting boards, counter tops, and baseboards. Shake well before each use.
Quick Tip #2: To ease a toothache, add 1 drop to a food grade carrier oil. Rub onto the gum and tooth. Do not rub directly on the tooth if the nerve is exposed. Repeat as needed to dull the tooth pain.
- NEVER use clove bud essential oil on the skin without diluting first; it is a highly irritating oil
- Children under 2 years old should not use clove bud oil
- Do not ingest clove bud oil
- Avoid if you have a liver or kidney condition
- Do a skin patch test before using clove bud oil; the main constituent, Eugenol, may induce allergic reactions