Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family. This tree is native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia. From the evergreen, you can derive three types of clove essential oils: clove bud oil, clove leaf oil, and clove stem oil.
Clove bud oil has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil.
Clove essential oil contains powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health when taken internally.
As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavor to any dish or dessert while providing internal health benefits. One drop can clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.
Because it contains an elevated level of eugenol, clove essential oil has proven to be remarkably versatile and has been thoroughly researched as an effective natural solution.
Please note that the FDA does not regulate essential oils. This means that I cannot make any specific claims about or imply that essential oils cure or should be used to treat any diseases or other health conditions. I am not doing that by providing this information.
All information is pulled from reputable sources and studies. Links are provided so that you can make an educated and informed decision as a responsible adult.
Scientific Research on the Benefits of Clove Essential Oil
- It’s been shown to repel mosquitoes more than any other oil for up to four hours
- Another quite in-depth study has shown it “showed significant decrease” in decalcification of teeth (“dental erosion”) compared to fluoride (which we’ve talked about before and how we should be getting that out of our lives as much as possible)
- Add one drop to toothpaste to clean teeth and gums.
- Place one drop in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.
- Take in veggie capsules to support cardiovascular health.
Directions for Use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the essential oil diffuser of your choice.
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Plant Part: Bud
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Very spicy, warm, woody with subnote of leather
Main Chemical Components: Eugenol