The benefits and uses of clove date back to ancient China and India, as well as other parts of the world. Clove essential oil comes from the unopened flower buds of the evergreen tree. It is also one of the key ingredients found in the On Guard Protective Blend due to its powerful antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties. Clove bud contains significant amount of eugenol, an active chemical component that gives the essential oil its energizing fragrance and a variety of therapeutic benefits. Clove Essential Oil Blends well with Wild Orange, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Cassia, Cedarwood, Ginger, Fennel, Or Cinnamon essential oils.
How To Use Clove Essential Oils;
Aromatic; diffuse three to four drops alone or with other essential oils
Internal; Add one drop to your favorite recipe. Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Take in a veggie capsule to boost immunity
Topical; Put a few drops on a cotton ball or Q-tip and apply directly on gums or teeth to soothe discomfort. Combine with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage the bottom of feet or desired area. Put 2-4 drops in a quarter glass of water and use as a mouthwash, or add to toothpaste.
Did You Know?!
The name clove derives from the Latin word clavus which means “nail”. Cloves no doubt earned the name because the buds resemble small nails or tacks. In the third century BC, a Chinese leader in the Han Dynasty require those who addressed him to chew cloves to freshen their breath! HA!
Check out this research on Clove essential oil:
Clove oil supports respiratory health. Click here to more.
Clove oil is effective at repelling wasps. Read more about the study here.
Clove oil may help improve memory. Read more here.
Want to see more research on Clove essential oil? Check out aromaticscience.com.