Clove Bud, Syzgium aromaticum, oil is produced by steam distilling the dried flower buds from the clove tree. Other parts of the tree, such as the stem and leaves, may also be used. The antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties of clove oil make it a popular home remedy for various ailments.
Clove oil is rich in antibacterial eugenol that may help with acne-prone skin. Eugenol also has stimulating properties, which can increase blood flow to the skin for a more radiant complexion.
When mixed with a carrier oil, topical application of this spicy oil can help ease mental exhaustion and fatigue, and lower stress and tension in the body. Clove oil has a warming effect on the body which may help ease arthritis, rheumatism, and muscle aches.
The eugenol in clove oil is well known for its pain-relieving benefits in dentistry. For toothache relief, add a few drops to a cotton swab and apply it to the gums and affected tooth. The oil is also used to soothe the condition known as "dry socket," a postoperative complication of tooth extraction, by numbing the affected area and helping to prevent any further irritation.
In hair care, the warming effect of clove oil helps increase blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair follicles.
Aromatherapy Properties: Clove oil is warm, spicy, and woody, with a bit of a fruity top note. The scent is helpful in reducing nausea. Researchers found that the spicy aroma reduces drowsiness, anxiety, irritability, and headaches. It also assists memory recall, adds clarity to the mind, and helps to reduce fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, and stress.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.