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Clove Essential Oil

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About the Ingredient: Clove Essential Oil

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What Is Clove Essential Oil Used For? Clove essential oil can be used in a variety of ways, as its benefits are many. It has been used in traditional and folk medicine for thousands of years in Asia, and is widely known for its dental benefits. In fact, many dental products include clove oil because of its soothing, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, and deodorizing qualities. It can also help to slow dental erosion and is effective against cavities.

This bactericidal quality also makes it effective in the skincare regimens for those with acneic skin.

Because of its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, it can also be used to treat coughs, sore throats, and other respiratory issues.

Due to its antiseptic qualities, clove oil may be used to treat bug bites or stings, and minor wounds. It can also be used as an insect repellent, as its scent is overwhelming for many insects.

It is popular in aromatherapy, as it can soothe nausea and morning sickness, relieve stress, and help with insomnia. It can also diminish the tension and inflammation that cause headaches when used properly and in appropriate amounts.

What Is the Definition of Clove Essential Oil? Clove essential oil comes from the clove plant, an evergreen tree, and can be derived from either the buds, flowers, leaves, or stems.

What Are the Benefits of Clove Essential Oil?

  • Improve skin texture/feel
  • Good for acneic skin, bactericidal
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Reduces signs of aging
  • Rejuvenating and stimulating, increases blood flow
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Anesthetic
  • Soothing, cooling
  • Astringent
  • Deodorant

What Is Clove Essential Oil Used In? Liquids, Pastes, Mists, Creams, Lotions, Steams, Oils, Soaps, Perfumes

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What Is the Origin of Clove Essential Oil? The evergreen tree from which these oils come from are native to Indonesia (the Spice Islands), but can now be grown in many tropical climates, like Madagascar. Cloves have long been widely used in Indian and traditional Chinese medicine – especially for its deodorant properties and dental benefits – and its use began in Europe after its arrival sometime between the fourth and eighth centuries.

Cautions: While Clove Essential Oil is usually good for all skin types, it may aggravate or irritate skin in extreme cases.

Products That Include Clove Essential Oil: Alana Mitchell Foaming Pumpkin Cleanser