What Is Clove Essential Oil Made From?
Clove essential oil can be made from the blossoms, branches, or leaves of the tree. The highest quality and most potent clove oil comes from the blossoms, due to the rich concentration of eugenol contained in the buds. Eugenol gives Clove essential oil its energizing fragrance and a variety of benefits. Essential oil from the stem and leaves of the clove tree is more plentiful, and therefore considerably cheaper, but does not have the same potency. doTERRA Clove essential oil is steam distilled in Madagascar and Indonesia from clove blossoms for maximum potency and efficacy.
Can I Use Clove Essential Oil In My Mouth?
Clove essential oil is most well-known for its oral health benefits and it is commonly used in dental practice to soothe teeth and gums. Since Clove is a hot oil, remember that it should always be diluted. To make a natural mouthwash, place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.
What Is Clove Oil Used For?
- Clove essential oil has a long list of internal benefits.*
- It supports the stomach and gastrointestinal tract and helps enhance the absorption of important nutrients.*
- It may also help support the lungs and respiratory tract, the joints, liver, nervous system, cardiovascular health, and metabolism.*
- Clove helps support healthy cellular function and promotes a healthy immune response when under stress.*
How Do You Use Clove Essential Oil?
To take Clove internally, take a drop in water or in a veggie capsule daily. The oil is also used in cooking and baking, and is featured in many recipes, like gingerbread and pumpkin spice. Just a drop adds a spicy flavor while providing internal health benefits.* Clove essential oil is also popularly used in massage for its warming sensation. Prized since ancient times in China and India, Cloves became popular in Europe during the middle ages.
Where Does Clove Come From?
Native to the legendary Spice Islands of Indonesia, the clove tree, Eugenia caryophyllata, is a large flowering tree with a warm, spicy, and woody fragrance that naturally repels insects.
Looking for more Clove oil uses? Check out these tutorials on the doTERRA Product Blog for more ideas:
Bath Salt Ornaments
Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing
Winter White Hot Chocolate
Fun Fact: Clove gets its name from the Latin word clavus, meaning “nail.” This is a fitting name, as the buds of clove resemble small tacks or nails.