Getting Down to Essentials: Clove Oil

Like many of today’s popular essential oils, the history of the use clove oil goes back thousands of years. According to Sally’s Organics, ancient Roman text refers to the cloves, and the spice is documented in Chinese history as early at 226 BC. At that time, the Emperor commanded that anyone who wanted to speak with him chew on a clove to eliminate bad breath. In the fourth century, Arabs introduced cloves to Europe.

Cloves are harvested from the unopened flower buds of evergreen trees originally found in Madagascar, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The name is derived from clavus, the Latin name for nail. The French called the spice “clou.” In 1066 with the French-Norman conquest; the name eventually became clove in English.

Clove is rich in many minerals, among them calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and hydrochloric acid as well as Vitamins A and C.  Because of its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral properties, clove essential oil is used for a variety of health issues, including indigestion, cough, asthma and headaches. Oral care is the one most important and common uses of clove oil, especially for treating tooth and gum aches. Many toothpastes, mouthwashes, and oral care medications contain clove oil as a leading ingredient.

Popular uses of cloves for health

Here are some other popular uses of clove oil, reports Organic Facts:

Increases blood flow: Clove oil increases the body’s metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing body temperature. An increase in blood circulation typically means a reduction in tension of the blood vessels, which is a problem commonly associated with headaches. An increase in circulation also improves oxygenation of the blood and organ systems to increase metabolism and raise organ efficiency.

Enhances skin:  Because of the rejuvenating and stimulating properties of clove oil, which can increase blood flow to aging skin, clove oil is used to lessen the effects of aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial rejuvenation for the eyes.

Boosts Immune System:  Both clove and clove oil help boost the immune system. That’s because the antioxidants in clove essential oil help rid the body of dangerous free radicals that cause a host of diseases

Relieves stress: Clove oil is an aphrodisiac in nature and so serves as an excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue.

BIOTONE clove oil products

Clove Bud Essential Oil:  The essential oil is 100% pure. Its common Uses are for: analgesic, expectorant, stimulant and skin conditions. Contraindications: Dilute in base, can irritate skin. Avoid during pregnancy and with Epilepsy.

Energy Aromatherapy Massage Lotion:  The lotion is a 100% essential oil blend of clove, mandarin, ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon and sweet orange. It also contains jojoba, avocado and olive oils, known for their skin soothing benefits.  Shea and mango butters give a luxuriously silky feel and smooth finish. This lotion is excellent for all massage modalities. Extended glide with less reapplications. A light, natural aroma helps energize the body and sharpens the senses.