Clove Bud Essential Oil
- The sweet, spicy scent of Clove Bud Essential Oil packs a punch. Used for tooth pain, freshening the breath, unblocking breathing passages and even repelling insects, it also stimulates mental alertness.
Farming Method Ecologically Ethical Country of Origin Madagascar Plant Part Bud Scientific Name Eugenia caryophyllata Application Method Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Clove Bud Essential Oil is a potent substance, with a distinctly warm, spicy scent. It is commonly used to immediately numb tooth pain. It also has appetite-boosting powers, breath-freshening ability and impressive antiseptic properties. Following is a list of conditions Clove Bud Essential Oil addresses by category.
Nervous system: Stimulates memory and overall mental functioning.
Oral care: Numbs the nerves, freshens the breath.
Digestive system: Stimulates appetite.
Respiratory system: Beneficial for clearing respiratory problems.
Sore throat, fresh breath: Gargle with three to six drops of clove oil and warm water or add 2% to sesame oil and gargle; or Direct Inhalation from a diffuser.
Laryngitis: Add 2% to sesame oil and gargle.
Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser.
Sinusitis: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser.
Tonsillitis: Add 2% to sesame oil and gargle.
Tooth or gum pain: Place drops of Clove Bud Essential Oil on a cotton ball or cotton swab and place directly on the tooth or gum.
Insecticide for bedbugs and mites: Mix one part Clove Oil to 10 parts water, and spray directly on the bedding.
To repel moths and silverfish: Apply Clove Bud Essential Oil on cotton balls or a cloth, and place in your closet.
It is a severe skin irritant, and except as previously noted for use on the gums, do not use on the skin. Use in moderation. Avoid during pregnancy.
Clove was the first essential oil to be used topically, for numbing sore teeth and shrinking warts. Dentists have recommended it (diluted) as a cleansing mouthwash and in full strength directly to relieve tooth and gum pain. Midwives have used Clove Oil to dress the umbilical cord during childbirth.
In 16th century Europe, Clove Oil was blended with Lavender to create a popular perfume that cannot be replicated today. Pomanders, old-fashioned aroma balls, were created with Clove Bud Essential Oil, along with many other ingredients, elaborately combined to fight the plague and other epidemics during the Renaissance.
Clove buds were chewed in ancient China as a breath freshener, and Clove Oil has been used in China for bronchitis. Around the world, clove continues to be sipped in tea to remove nausea, chewed for fresh breath, and sprinkled in cooking to infuse the food with its therapeutic properties. One of the locations in the world with the largest clove consumption is Indonesia where, in addition to other uses, clove is a major ingredient in clove cigarettes.
About the Plant
The clove tree is a fragrant evergreen that grows up to 35 feet. Clou is French for “nail,” which is where clove got its name. When the tree’s reddish flower buds are harvested from the tree and dried, they are shaped like the crude iron nails used by craftsmen in times of old.
If you pop one of these little dried flower buds in your mouth, you will experience an amazingly potent taste, scent and simultaneously hot and numbing sensation as the Clove is chewed, releasing the essential oil into the mouth. The distilled essential oil from clove buds retains that concentrated heating and numbing quality and boasts many other desirable effects
The buds, stems and leaves of the clove tree are each used to produce essential oils. While all three oils are similar, the Clove Bud Oil is the finest. The other two are commonly used as a replacement, or they are used to cut Clove Bud Oil. Amrita goes to great lengths in testing to ensure that you receive 100% pure Clove Bud Oil.
Scent: Clove Bud Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, sweet aroma.
Blends With: Bay Leaf, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavandin, Lavender, Rose, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang.
Note: Base to middle
Composition: Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene.