Clove Oil Uses and Benefits

Essential Oil Spotlight


Clove Oil Product Description
Harvested from the unopened flower buds of an evergreen tree, Clove essential oil has a variety of uses spanning from cooking to oral care. As an essential oil with warming properties, Clove oil is a popular choice for adding spice to a meal, administering a massage, freshening the breath, and more. This unique oil has many everyday uses—making it a must-have for any essential oil collection.
 

Where to Buy Clove Oil
If you’ve already experienced the versatile and beneficial properties of Clove essential 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 Therapeutic 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.

Clove Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Because of its warm, spicy characteristics, Clove essential oil makes the perfect addition to your favorite autumn or holiday recipes. This essential oil pumpkin pie recipe harnesses the delicious, spicy flavor of Clove, Ginger, and Cinnamon essential oils to add a new twist to an old favorite. Whether you are getting ready to host a big holiday party, or you are looking for the perfect dessert for a crisp fall evening, this pumpkin pie recipe will soon become your go-to for the holiday season.
     
  2. Not only is the spicy, autumn aroma of Clove oil great for cooking, you can also enjoy the scent of Clove oil in your own homemade sugar scrub. Make your own skin exfoliating scrub at home by combining the fall scents of Cassia, Ginger, and Clove essential oil, and enjoy smooth, exfoliated skin. You’ll love this festive fall sugar scrub that smells like a crisp autumn day—take a look at the tutorial.
     
  3. Have you tried making your own potpourri using essential oils? Clove oil is a helpful addition to a homemade potpourri concoction, especially if you are trying to fill your home with the warm scents of autumn and winter. Use Cinnamon, Cassia, Vetiver, Wild Orange, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and your other favorite oils to add an aroma to this homemade potpourri and enjoy the warming, spicy, and herbal scents of fall.
     
  4. Make a sweet treat for your loved ones with this delicious gingerbread cookie recipe. Obviously you’ll need some Ginger essential oil, but you can amp up the taste of regular gingerbread cookies with some extra help from Cinnamon and Clove oils. These yummy gingerbread cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan, so they are perfect for any of your friends or family who have diet restrictions. Plus, they taste great!
     
  5. One major benefit of Clove oil is the cleansing and soothing properties it holds for the mouth and oral care. For years, Clove essential oil has been used in candies, gum, and dental preparations due to its ability to cleanse the mouth and help freshen breath. There are several ways to harness the cleansing and soothing benefits of Clove oil for the teeth, gums, and mouth at home. For example, place a single drop of Clove oil in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect. You can also add a drop of Clove to your toothbrush before adding toothpaste, which will promote clean teeth and fresh breath. For an extra clean feeling, apply one drop of Clove oil to your teeth and gums after your six month appointment with your dentist.
     
  6. Because Clove is commonly known as a warming oil, it is often used for massage therapy. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a calming, warm massage at home, you can combine Clove essential oil with doTERRA Hand and Body lotion.
     
  7. Experience the invigorating scent of Clove oil by diffusing it during the fall and winter seasons. For a stimulating diffuser blend, diffuse three drops of Clove, two drops of Cinnamon, and one drop of Wild Orange oil in the essential oil diffuser of your choice.
     
  8. You can also add Clove oil to your daily supplement regimen to help promote wellness. To experience the benefits that Clove oil has to offer, consider adding two or three drops of the oil to a doTERRA Veggie Capsule and take internally to support cardiovascular health.*


Looking for more uses for Clove essential oil? Check out these tutorials on the doTERRA Product Blog for more ideas:
Bath Salt Ornaments
Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing
Winter White Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Cookies 
Essential Cologne
 

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. 
 

Plant Description
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, is a member of the myrtle family whose leaves, flowers, and buds are highly aromatic—making it useful for essential oil production.
 

Chemistry of Clove Oil
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 essential 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 of clove trees is often noted for its benefits for oral care.
 

Oils that blend well with Clove oil
Like 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.
 

Cautions
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. 




 


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