How to use Clove Essential Oil
Indigenous to Indonesia and Madagascar, cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) can be found in nature and unlike most other spices, cloves can be grown throughout the entire year. This has given native tribes that use it a considerable advantage over other cultures because the health benefits can be enjoyed more readily and consistently.
Cloves are picked by hand, the buds are dried until they turn brown and, after grinding them, the powder is used in cooking or converted into an essential oil for various purposes. We love clove blended with cinnamon and orange for a wonderful fall diffuser blend.
- Helps to eliminate skin blemishes
- Supports Healthy blood circulation
- Supports oral health
Chinese have used clove for more than 2,000 years as a fragrance and spice. It hit the international health scene several hundred years later. Since then, it has been applied in numerous products for a variety of agricultural and cosmetic purposes.
Because of the high antioxidant count and eugenol levels, clove is also known as a wonderful “protective” herb and has been used in essential oil blends such as “Thieves”.
Clove oil was one of the main essential oils that was said to be used to protect people from getting the Bubonic Plague in Europe. When a group of thieves were caught by the the king and he asked them why they weren’t dead from the plague exposure from robbing coffins of plague victims, they said it was because they covered themselves with this protective blend of oils which included clove. This is how Thieves essential oil name was based.
Adding some cloves or clove oil to your health regime could be good to naturally boost your antioxidant levels as well as supporting a healthy immune system.
To benefit from clove essential oil put it in homemade personal care products like deodorant, cleaner and toothpaste. If you are exposed to people with a cold or flu, mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your neck and chest for natural antioxidant protection.