Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Clove essential oil is harvested from unopened and dried flower buds of the evergreen tree, Eugenia caryophyllata. Though it is more commonly recognized as a ground household spice, Clove oil is a unique and powerful option that you can utilize even outside the kitchen. Clove oil a popular choice for adding spice to a meal, administering a warming massage, freshening your breath, and more. Clove essential oil has many everyday uses—making it a helpful addition in any home.
Looking for more Clove oil uses? Check out these tutorials on the doTERRA Product Blog to get more ideas for how you can use Clove oil:
Bath Salt Ornaments with Clove oil
Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing with Clove oil
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.
Where does Clove oil come from? Clove oil comes from flower buds of an evergreen tree. Requiring a tropical, humid environment, the clove tree produces flower buds, and Clove oil is created out of the unopened or dried flower buds. Clove trees have been useful for centuries for cooking, perfumes, and other aromatic uses. Originally hailing from Southeast Asia, the clove tree, or Eugenia caryophyllata, can live up to 100 years and is a member of the myrtle family whose leaves, flowers, and buds are highly aromatic—making it useful for essential oil production.
Main Chemical Component: Eugenol
The bud of a clove tree contains a significant amount of the active chemical component eugenol, which contributes to the energizing fragrance of Clove oil. Studies have shown that eugenol has the potential to assist the body in maintaining normal gastrointestinal motility, which is particularly helpful during times of stress when the digestive tract is not functioning properly.* Eugenol is also used in several dentistry applications, which is why the oil from clove buds is often noted for its benefits for oral care.
Want to add Clove oil to your next diffuser blend? Wondering which oils blend well with Clove oil? Similar to other spicy or woody essential oils, Clove oil blends well with essential oils that have similar properties. Spicy essential oils like Wild Orange, Frankincense, Cassia, Cedarwood, Ginger, and Cinnamon blend well with Clove oil due to their warm aromatic characteristics. Clove oil also blends well with sweet, herbaceous essential oils like Roman Chamomile and Fennel oil.
If you’ve already experienced the versatile and beneficial properties of Clove oil, take a look at our Clove oil page and see how to order your own. If you are new to essential oils, you’ll want to make sure that the oils you purchase are high quality, safe to use, and carefully tested. At doTERRA, we rely on CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ quality testing to ensure that our oils are safe, pure, and potent. So when you order Clove oil from doTERRA, you can rest easy knowing that you are getting a quality product.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.