Are you looking for new, beneficial essential oils to add to your home supply? Then you should use clove essential oil!

Why You NEED Clove Essential Oil

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Why You Should Use Clove Essential Oil!

I love all Essential Oils, but I especially love Fall Essential Oils & Christmas Essential Oils! And Clove is the ultimate fall & winter oil!

I’m so excited to share with you some of the Clove essential oil uses that I utilize in my home and with my family!

Scientific Name

First let’s look at the scientific name of the Clove that I use. It is Eugenia caryophyllata.

This might not seem important, but trust me, it is! Some essential oils have lots of different species. Some of these species can be harmful.

So it is important when purchasing an essential oil to make sure that you read the full scientific name so that you know what you are getting.

For example, eucalyptus essential oil is an oil that I use on my kids for respiratory concerns and immune support.

But, some varieties of eucalyptus essential oil can actually stop a small child’s breathing! We’ll discuss this more when we discuss eucalyptus in a future post!

Clove Essential Oil

What is clove essential oil and where does it come from?


Clove Tree

Cloves are actually the aeromatic flower buds of evergreen trees that are native to Madagascar and Indonesia.

The Clove that I use is harvested from wildcrafted buds that are grown in Madagascar.

What does Clove smell like?

The scent of Clove essential oil is the ultimate fall fragrance! It is a spicy, warm, stimulating scent that immediately brings thoughts of cool crisp weather!

For me the scent of Clove brings to mind the smell and flavor of my homemade Fall Spice Kombucha, as Clove is one of the ingredients that I use in it!

Clove Essential Oil History

A really neat history fact about Clove essential oil dates back to WWI. During this time Clove, along with Lemon and Thyme were used to disinfect hospitals during the war.

How cool is that?! I think that if it’s good enough to disinfect hospitals then it should be good enough to clean my house!



Clove Oil Benefits

So now that we’ve discussed name, origin, scent and history let’s delve right into what Clove essential oil is used for and how it will benefit you!

Let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe.

Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement.

Clove essential oil uses in the home

As I mentioned above Clove is excellent to use in your homemade cleaning products!

And it will leave your home smelling yummy and give it the feel of fall!

Clove is also a great scent to diffuse during the fall months!

It is one of the oils that I discuss in my post 10 Essential Oils To Use This Fall, as well as 15 Essential Oils To Use This Christmas!

Some of the other ways to use your fall scented oils around the home are discussed in my post 10 Ways To Use Your Fall Essential Oils and 12 Ways To Use Your Christmas Essential Oils!

Clove Bud Essential Oil

Be Young Total Health discusses Clove essential oil in their Total Health Desk Reference.

The desk reference says that the key constituent in Clove acts as a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic and is a known pain reliever.

Traditional and Alternative Uses for Clove that Be Young Lists are:


Mosquito Repellent

Dry Socket

Throat Inflammation

Mouth Inflammation

Soothes Sore Gums

Bad Breath

According to JennScent’s Advanced Holistic Aromatherapy Course:

Clove has historically been shown to be useful in relieving toothaches and combating gum infections.

Clove is also said to aid in digestion and reduce flatulence.

Some additonal benefits that are listed in the Advanced Holistic Aromatherapy Course are:


Stress Relief



Calming Mental Chatter

Valerie Ann Worwood, in her book The Complete a Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, also lists Clove as being beneficial for toothaches, digestive problems and muscular disorders.



Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D., lists Clove as a great essential oil to use during the fall and winter to reduce the symptoms and shorten recovery time of respiratory conditions such as influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats and the common cold.

You can read more about this and other Clove uses in his book The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.

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My favorite clove essential oil uses!

Some of my favorite ways to use Clove essential oil are listed in my post 10 Ways To Use Your Fall Essential Oils!

Also, Clove is one of the main ingredients that I use in my Antibacterial Mouthwash! It is great to swish for any kind of gum infections, bad breath and cold sores!

I also include Clove essential oil in my Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel!

This is great to apply to hands and surfaces.If you would like to make this recipe for yourself then be sure to check out the Essential Oil Recipes for Beauty & Body Care Binder! It contains this recipes plus so many more that, as an Aromatherapist, I have been asked to create for clients over and over again. Trust me, they will change your life!

Clove is also included in my Pain Relief Spray. This is great to spray on affected areas to relieve sore, tense, stiff & overworked muscles & joints.


Children: In children, Clove oil in large amounts is LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth.

Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding: Clove is LIKELY SAFE when used in small amounts. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Clove if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Bleeding Disorders: Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol that seems to slow blood clotting. There is a concern that taking Clove oil might cause bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.

Surgery: Also because Clove oil contains eugenol there is concern that it might cause bleeding during or after surgery. Stop using Clove at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Skin Sensitivity: Clove is considered a warm oil and should be diluted before skin application to prevent skin sensitivity.

Medications That Slow Blood Clotting: Taking Clove oil along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Clove Bud Essential Oil

Clove Essential Oil Quality

You also want to make sure that you are using a good quality Clove essential oil. As an Aromatherapist I would never recommend buying an essential oil at a local store. I can almost guarantee you that it is not a pure oil.

There are no government regulations on essential oils, so an oil can be diluted by up to 50% and still be marketed as a pure oil.

Which Essential Oil Brand Should I Use?

So make sure that you know and trust your source. If you have a brand that you feel confident in you can use that.

If you aren’t sure about where to get Clove, or if you would like to check out the brand that I use, you can find it on my business website Healing Blends For Life.

Which Essential Oil Brand Should I Use?

Where to buy clove essential oil at discounted prices!

If you are interested in learning how you can buy my preferred brand of essential oils at a discounted price check out my Essential Oil page!

I hope you enjoy Clove essential oil as much as I do! It is one of my favorite oils, especially during the fall and winter seasons!

What do you like most about Clove essential oil? Do you enjoy the smell as much as I do? Did you experience any results after using Clove? If so what were they? Do you have any additional uses to add to the above list?

I can’t wait to read your comments! Thank you so much for your participation, I truly appreciate your support!

If you would like to learn about more essential oils uses then check out one of these posts:

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4.Why You Should Use Roman Chamomile Essential Oil!

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7.Why You Should Use Cypress Essential Oil!

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