Essential Oil Spotlight: Clove

The benefits and uses of clove date back to ancient China and India, as well as other parts of the world. Clove essential oil comes from the unopened flower buds of the evergreen tree. It is also one of the key ingredients found in the doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend due to its powerful antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties.* Clove bud contains a significant amount of eugenol, an active chemical component that gives the essential oil its energizing fragrance and a variety of benefits.

Clove essential oil blends well with Wild Orange, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Cassia, Cedarwood, Ginger, Fennel, or Cinnamon Bark essential oils.



  • Diffuse three to four drops alone or with other essential oils.
  • Mix with water in a spray bottle and use to wipe down surfaces.
  • Inhale directly from the bottle or the palms of the hands.


  • Add one drop to your favorite recipe.
  • Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Take in a veggie capsule to boost immunity


  • Put a few drops on a cotton ball or a Q-tip and apply directly on gums or teeth to soothe discomfort.
  • Combine with doTERRA® Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage the bottom of feet or desired area.

Did you know?

The name clove derives from the Latin word clavus which means “nail.” Cloves no doubt earned the name because the buds resemble small nails or tacks. In the third century BC, a Chinese leader in the Han Dynasty required those who addressed him to chew cloves to freshen their breath.


Put 2–4 drops in a quarter glass of water and use as a mouthwash, or add to toothpaste.

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