Top 8 Uses for Clove Essential Oil
Clove oil is one of the most versatile essential oils in my collection. It’s been extensively researched as an effective alternative or homeopathic option and I consider it a major player in my holistic wellness cabinet. (My version of a medicine cabinet because our focus is always on prevention and wellness.)
In addition to having multiple health benefits, clove oil has a spicy, earthy, warming and uplifting aroma making it a favorite choice for my diffuser - especially during the cold fall and winter months. It’s a personal favorite to diffuse in the fall to lift my mood, cleanse the air and create a warm, inviting environment at home.
But back to that versatility I mentioned. Below are my top 8 uses for clove essential oil and tips for incorporating it into your health and wellness routine.
1. Reduces acne
Mix 3 drops of clove essential oil with 2 tsps of raw honey and wash your face with it several times a week.
2. Kills parasites
Diffuse 2 drops of clove essential oil to help cleanse the air in your home, especially during cold and flu season.
Short term: Take 1-2 drops of clove essential oil in a veggie capsule. Clove is a strong oil so use it internally for no longer than 10 days.
Mix 1 drop with coconut oil and massage on neck and chest if exposed to people who are sick or if feeling sick/rundown yourself.
3. Improves blood circulation
Take 2 drops in a veggie capsule once a week to support healthy circulation and heart health.
Using topically for immune support on chest and neck or orally for gum health will also provide the added benefits of healthy circulation and support a healthy heart.
4. Reduces gum disease
Add 1 drop to 4 oz of water and swish and spit daily for a natural mouthwash that helps reduce gum disease while also reducing dental erosion and even supporting remineralization of the teeth.
Add 1 drop to toothpaste before brushing. If you feel any heat on the lips (clove is a hot oil) you can apply chapstick or coconut oil to the lips before brushing.
5. Boosts energy
Diffuse 1 drops of clove with 3 drops of wild orange and 1 drops of cinnamon for a spiced orange aroma that will fill your home and energize your mood.
6. Natural anti-inflammatory
Clove is the #1 antioxidant known to man. Any of the suggested topical or internal uses will help support healthy inflammation levels in the body.
7. Kills mold and fungus
Add 2-3 drops of clove essential oil to your homemade cleaning products
Place 1-2 drops of clove on a washcloth and throw it in the washing machine with moldy or stinky clothes
Place 4 drops in the back of the toilet for a fresher flush
Add to baking soda and lemon juice to scrub mold and fungus on surfaces. (Test in a small area first)
8. Supports a Healthy Gut
Take 3 drops in a veggie capsule once a week to help keep yeast growth under control in the gut.
Or for yeast overgrowth, take 2 drops in a veggie capsule every day for 10 days. Take 14 days off and repeat. Take a high quality probiotic like PB+ assist during this time and eat lots of probiotic rich, gut friendly foods like sauerkraut, kombucha, pickles and raw fruits and vegetables.
I love my essential oils. They've empowered me to take care of myself and my kids naturally for the last 5 years and have enhanced our health so much! I'm looking forward to sharing more of my favorites with you all.