Clove bud oil was one of the first essential oils I purchased when I started my collection. It came in very handy.
That’s because I bought it just before I had extensive dental work. This included having a number of mercury fillings replaced with a less-toxic material.
The resulting pain was excruciating. It took several weeks for it to subside. Meanwhile, I was able to dull the ache with well-diluted clove bud oil, which, fortunately, I had on hand. (During this time, I also worked with a healthcare professional.)
Clove has long been used in dental care. It has a strong affinity for the teeth and gums. This is why it’s often included in commercial toothpastes. It has natural analgesic compounds, as well as natural infection-fighting substances.
Also, clove oil is considered helpful when you have a cold or the flu, and you’re looking for a way to support your immune system as it fights off the pathogens. (My germ-fighting aromatherapy formula contains clove oil as an active ingredient.)
But, back to the analgesic compounds. Clove oil is often recommended for relieving aches and pains. A number of natural pain relief formulas on the market contain clove and peppermint oils.
I sometimes use clove oil when I have a headache. But I like to make my own recipe, as I’ll explain below, using either Aura Cacia or Plant Therapy oils.
Where Do I Find Clove Oil
Most of the oils I own come from either Plant Therapy, an amazing family-run business based in Idaho, or from Aura Cacia. I’ve bought clove oil from both of these companies.
Aura Cacia is an industry leader, at least in the United States. Its products are pure, and I buy them instead of the multilevel marketing brands. Aura Cacia guarantees the purity of its oils. This is important, because of growing concerns over essential oil fraud. I like the fact this company has had decades to develop relationships with farmers all over the world.
Plant Therapy also has very strict standards. It tests its oils twice for purity. One test is run by an independent lab. This company also works with a world-famous aromatherapist. If you’re looking for a pure, potent product, I can confidently recommend either Plant Therapy clove oil or Aura Cacia, shown here.
Clove Oil Nerve Pain
Because I suffer from a painful nerve condition, clove oil is one of the oils I use to keep this problem at a more manageable level. I mix two teaspoons full of olive oil and add one drop each of Aura Cacia Clove bud, shown above, and Aura Cacia Peppermint Oil. Then I rub it into my skin for instant pain relief. This is the mix I also use when I have a headache.
People who are just beginning to use essential oils may not know that it’s necessary to dilute them before putting them on your skin. That’s because they are highly concentrated. Just to give you an idea, it’s been said that one drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 40 to 70 cups of peppermint tea.
As I mentioned earlier, I used clove oil when I had a toothache. I did put it in my mouth, heavily diluted with olive oil. But I also had the help of an excellent holistic healthcare professional, who was able to consult with a certified aromatherapist, both before and after my dental procedure. I always tell people to never to take an essential oil internally unless they’re working with a professional. Clove oil is not safe if you use too much.
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