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Clove Bud Oil

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Clove Bud Oil (Syzygium aromaticum)

Lovingly warm, spicy, rich & pungent with a woody hint ~ essential oil of clove bud is strongly analgesic, anesthetic, and antiseptic making it a must-have oil for your home medicine chest.  Clove Essential Oil Benefits include:

  • Analgesic
  • Anesthetic (eugenol)
  • Antiseptic
  • Aphrodisac
  • Digestive Aid
  • Warming

Dr. Nick Notes

Clove buds are dried flower buds of the clove tree and are native to islands of Eastern Indonesia. Used for fragrant and medicinal purposes for thousands of years, clove buds played an instrumental role in the development of sea routes and trading ports throughout Asia and Europe (Kamatou, 2012).

Today, clove essential oil and its major phenolic constituent "Eugenol", is used in industry for fumigant, dental and food additive purposes. Eugenol has been given Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA 2006). Organic Clove Bud Oil is widely recognized for analgesic and anesthetic properties in dentistry and may provide relief of toothache or dry sockets (complication of tooth extraction).

Beautifully warm and spicy, Clove Bud oil can be used for soothing pain or muscle aches (in the correct dilutions!). Clove essential oil also has calmative properties on the digestive tract ~ try a drop in herbal tea or topical massage with correct dilutions in the belly region for an upset stomach. Like many essential oils, clove oil is highly antimicrobial and has application as a household antiseptic and in the hospital setting against drug resistant bacteria (Hamed 2012, Warnke et al 2009).

Clove CO2 extract is such a full bodied version of the plant essence – I would describe the clove CO2 extract to be more complete in it's flavor with an additional intensity of numbing. In my opinion, the CO2 of clove (and many spices for that matter) is the best method of extraction for the most luscious Clove product.

Safety Info

This oil is super strong! Clove essential oil has been reported to cause skin and mucous membrane irritation and should only be used when diluted appropriately. Accidental ingestion of large amounts (5-10ml) in children have resulted in liver or kidney damage, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and decreased ability to form blood clots (Natural Standard, Medline Plus). Use caution if you have liver or kidney disease, diabetes, or take anti-coagulant / anti-platelet medication and store away from children.

How to Use

  • Suggested dilution is ~3-4 drops per ounce (30ml) carrier lotion = 0.5% - 0.67%
  • Dental Care: A drop or two on a cotton ball or a drop on a Q tip ~ apply to dry socket or aching tooth. May also be effective in preventing or healing cavities. Diluted mouth rinses helpful for bad breath.
  • Digestive Aid: Add a drop to warm herbal tea to help relieve nausea. May be massaged topically onto belly in appropriate dilution (see above dilution)
  • Muscle Ache: Dilute before usage! Massage onto affected area for heating & numbing relief - highly anti-inflammatory.
  • Antiseptic and Wound Care: Helpful for scrapes, cuts, and insect bites in appropriate dilutions

Notes: Organic, CO2 Select Extract
Origin: Madagascar
Major Constituents: Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene, isocaryophyllene

~ Be Blessed ~


Food and Drug Administration. Clove Bud Extract. 10/31/2006. ""&HYPERLINK ""id=84. Accessed 2/25/2014

HamedHYPERLINK " SF[Author]&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=23138253" SF, Sadek Z, Edris A. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of clove bud essential oil and eugenol nanoparticles in alcohol-free microemulsion. J Oleo Sci. 2012;61(11):641-8.

KamatouHYPERLINK " GP[Author]&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=22728369" GP, VermaakHYPERLINK " I[Author]&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=22728369" I, Viljoen AM. Eugenol--from the remote Maluku Islands to the international market place: a review of a remarkable and versatile molecule. Molecules. 2012 Jun 6;17(6):6953-81. doi: 10.3390/molecules17066953.

Medline Plus. Cloves. Accessed 2/25/14

Natural Standard Database. Clove (Eugenia aromatica) and clove oil (eugenol). Accessed 2/25/14

WarnkeHYPERLINK " PH[Author]&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=19473851" PH, Becker ST, Podschun R, Sivananthan S, Springer IN, Russo PA, Wiltfang J, FickenscherHYPERLINK " H[Author]&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=19473851" H, Sherry E. The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections. J HYPERLINK ""CraniomaxillofacHYPERLINK "" Surg. 2009 Oct;37(7):392-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2009.03.017. Epub 2009 May 26.

** This product has not been approved by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have history of seizure disorder or any other medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. **

4 reviews for Clove Bud Oil

  1. Stephen Errico

    Stephen Errico (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    usTennessee, United States

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  2. Eduardo Ortega

    Eduardo Ortega (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    usTexas, United States

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  3. Gina Orlando

    Anonymous (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    usUnited States

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  4. Sara L. (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    usCalifornia, United States

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