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Clove Essential Oil

Eugenia caryophyllata

Rich in antioxidants, Clove essential oil is often used for its internal benefits* and as a flavoring. This powerful spice essential oil aids digestion and cardiovascular health when used internally.* When diffused, it creates a warm and invigorating aroma.


Usage Tips:

  • Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to gums for a soothing effect. Apply one drop of Clove to your toothbrush with toothpaste to clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.
  • Place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.
  • Combine with doTERRA Hand & Body Lotion for a warming massage.
  • Diffuse three drops of Clove, two drops of Cinnamon, and one drop of Wild Orange for an invigorating scent.
  • Place 2–3 drops in a doTERRA Veggie Cap and take internally to support health.*

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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 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 hygiene 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.* When ingested, it supports the stomach and gastrointestinal tract and helps enhance the absorption of important nutrients.* It may also help support the nervous system, cardiovascular health, and a healthy inflammatory response when used internally.*

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.

Bottle of doTERRA Clove essential oil. Wondering how to use Clove oil? Try using Clove oil as part of a warming massage, to add flavor to baked goods, or combine with water for a natural mouth rinse.​​​​​​​

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. Prized since ancient times in China and India, Cloves became popular in Europe during the middle ages.

Clove blends well with Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Ginger, Cassia, Fennel, and Cedarwood.

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doTERRA Clove oil bottle with a bowl of fresh clove. One of the best benefits of Clove essential oil is that it can be used to help clean the gums and teeth.

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*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.

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