Uses of Clove Oil

Clove oil’s health benefits are because of the amazing qualities it has, it is antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac and stimulating. Clove oil is being used for curing and treating a number of health disorders and also in making cosmetics, perfumes, toothpastes and soap. It is helpful in curing ailments and infections such as Toothache and sensitivity, cough, flu, asthma, headache, anxiety, improves digestion and blood impurities. It is most widely is being used for oral health.


The clove comes from a tree that grows flower bud with number of meditating properties, it is known as ‘Clove bud’. It has been anciently used in Chinese and Indian civilization and them exported to the rest of the world including Europe in 7th and 8th century.


Clove is enriched with minerals i.e., calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and vitamin C


The following are some of the significant uses of and benefits of Clove oil.


Clove oil is widely popular for its antiseptic properties. It is used for wounds, cuts, fungal infections, prickly heat, and athlete’s foot. One can also use it for curing insect bites and nettle stings. Dilute the clove oil by adding carrier oils like almond oil or coconut oil. However, people with sensitive skin should not use clove oil as it may cause burns.

Skin care

Clove oil is often recommended for skin care, especially for acne patients. The effects are best achieved when the oil is used in liquid form and spread on a clean, dry rag. You will find clove oil in many products for lessening the effects of aging, like wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial rejuvenation for the eyes because of its rejuvenating and stimulating properties, which can increase blood flow to unhealthy skin and make it look young again!

Clove Oil for Teeth:

Clove oil is an ancient home remedy for dental care due to its germicidal properties. Clove oil is added in many dental products like mouth wash and toothpaste. It is very effective for relieving dental pain, mouth ulcers, tooth ache and sore gums.

Relieve Stress:

Traditionally in India, people used to indulge in special clove oil massages to relieve stress and pain. Clove oil has aphrodisiac qualities which act as stress busters. It reduces mental exhaustion, fatigue, anxiety, and tensions as it have a relaxing effect on the mind.


Since clove oil has a soothing effect on the mind and the body, it is also very helpful for curing headaches. In 1 teaspoon of sea salt, add 2 teaspoons of almond or coconut oil and 2-3 drops of clove oil. Combine well and use it to massage the forehead. It gives instant cooling and provides relief from headache.

Respiratory problems

I am sure many of our mothers must have told us to chew a clove pod to cure a sore throat. It is because clove oil has a cooling and anti-inflammatory effect on the nasal cavity and the throat. It helps in clearing the nasal passage and thus, is useful for curing respiratory problems like cough, cold, sinusitis and asthma.

Ear Ache

Is regular earache troubling you for a long time? Then try the clove oil home remedy to get instant relief from earaches. In 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, add 3-4 drops of pure clove oil and warm the mixture. Slowly apply this mixture inside your ears and keep for some time. This will provide you immediate soothing effect.

Immune system

Both clove and clove oil are useful for boosting the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increases resistance to a multitude of diseases, because the antioxidants in clove essential oil scavenge the body of dangerous free radicals that cause a multitude of diseases like heart disease and certain types of cancer.


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