Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Clove essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Clove essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s)Eugenia caryophyllata, Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia aromatica

Steam distilled from the buds, leaves, and stems of the plant.

Shelf life is 4 years.

Therapeutic properties of Clove essential oil…

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Benefits of Clove essential oil…

Circulatory: arthritis, blood clot, poor circulation
Digestive: parasites, bloating, gas, indigestion
Immune: histamine, infection, inflammation, virus
Limbic/Emotional: anxiety, irritability, stress, tension, mental fatigue
Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
Nervous: nerve pain
Skin: bacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, scar
HOME: airborne germs, surface germs

Safety of Clove essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • under age 2 years
  • if taking aspirin or other blood thinners
  • if have bleeding disorders
  • before or after surgery
  • with medications (pethidine, MAOIs, SSRIs)
  • around dogs
  • around cats

When using topically, keep the dilution at or below 0.5% to prevent adverse reactions.

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