ABOUT - Clove oil is an essential oil that’s derived from clove trees. The clove tree, known as Syzygium aromaticum, is native to Southeast Asia, although today you may find it growing in other locations, too. Clove oil is produced by distilling the dried flower buds that are collected from the clove tree. Other parts of the tree, such as the stem and leaves, may also be used. Clove oil, which ranges in color from colorless to light yellow and has a strong, spicy aroma, has been used for centuries in a variety of applications.
BOTANICAL NAME - Eugenia caryophyllata
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - Indonesia
MAIN COMPONENTS -
- Eugenyl Acetate
EXTRACTION METHOD - Steam Distillation
PLANT PART - Bud
AROMA - Spicy, sweet, warm, woody, and true to Clove commonly used in baking
CONSISTENCY - Thin
COLOR - Clear
BLENDS WELL WITH - Wild Orange, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Ginger, and Cinnamon
MOISTURIZES DRY SKIN AND HELPS OTHER SKIN PROBLEMS - Clove oil for dry skin is a great natural remedy. The best way to take advantage of this treatment is to get the oil in liquid form and spread it on your skin with a clean rag. It’s also used in many products that are made specifically for helping lessen the appearance of stretch marks, baggy eyes and puffy skin.
REDUCES SOME TYPES OF PAIN - Many people know about the healing qualities of clove oil for toothaches and other tooth pains. In fact, this is the most popular remedy that this natural herb is used for. In addition to toothaches, cloves are said to be helpful in reducing the pain of dry socket, a common complication that occurs whenever a tooth is pulled.
IMPROVES BLOOD CIRCULATION - Clove bud oil is used in Tiger Balm to help improve circulation. Since this specialty balm is used to soothe muscle aches and pains, cloves are the active ingredient that helps the blood flow through the area and help reduce the pain. Because it helps improve circulation, clove oil is ideal for reducing the pain and discomfort typically associated with tension headaches.
USED AS AN INSECT REPELLENT - Many insect repellent companies use clove essential oil as one of the active ingredients in their spray products. If you have some clove leaves or oils, you can simply use these instead of spending money on bug spray.
FIGHTS INFECTIONS - Blessed with a multitude of antiseptic properties, clove oil can be used to treat cuts, wounds, fungal infections, insect bites and even stings. However, direct application of clove oil may prove harmful. If the wound is too sore, it is advisable to dilute clove oil by adding almond or coconut oil. These carrier oils will prevent your sensitive skin from burns that can be caused by direct application of clove oil.