Explaining Essential Oils- Clove Essential Oil

Explaining Essential Oils- Clove Essential Oil

Clove Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum

What is it?

Clove essential oil is extracted from the dried flowers of the clove tree. It is used both in culinary dishes and also for medical uses.

How can I use it?

Antimicrobial. Clove essential oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Specifically, there is a component of Clove oil called eugenol that has been proven to effectively kill various types of bacteria and fungi.   A safely diluted solution of clove oil can be applied topically to prevent infection.   

Aromatherapy. With its comforting spicey aroma, clove essential oil is the main ingredient in most pot pouri recipes. When added to a diffuser, it can provide an amazing aroma that can boost your mood and promote a soothing atmosphere.  It can be paired with other essential oils such as pine tree, tea tree or sweet orange for a therapeutic blend.

Oral Health Benefits. Many holistic practitioners use clove oil as a natural remedy for toothaches and recommend it to prevent cavities and promote oral health.  Research has also shown that for some patients, clove was shown to be as effective for oral pain as benzocaine. Food grade clove oil can be safely used as a treatment for oral issues causing tooth pain and even prevent cavities.


What are the benefits?

Clove essential oil can be used both topically and aromatically to provide a wide number of health benefits. It is also a great food additive and is safe to ingest internally to treat certain conditions naturally.

What are the risks?

Those with certain medical conditions such as hemophilia or other bleeding disorders should not use clove oil and it can also interact with following the medication classes:  anticoagulants , monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Be sure you are using a bio-friendly, 100% therapeutic grade oil. Do not ingest a low-quality oil, as they may be filled with other products and not 100% pure.

Where to buy?

Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer a selection of high-quality essential oils to improve your well-being. Our full line of essential oils is USDA certified and 100% organic.  We stand by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life!”