One of the most common clove oil uses is for toothaches. You may even have a bottle in your medicine cabinet right now but if you don't you should! Clove oil is not only a powerful analgesic but is also antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antitumor, antiviral and a great disinfectant.
If you're wondering where to buy clove oil you can find it at the drugstore for toothaches (typically called Eugenol). This is a ready to use formula or you can buy organic clove essential oil either online or any good health food store. This is very powerful stuff and should be diluted before use. Add a couple drops to a teaspoon of any edible natural oil. (I usually use olive oil because it's always on hand) You can use this topically on sore muscles, paper cuts or directly on your sore tooth or gums. You can always make the oil a little stronger if needed.
If you don't like to use essential oils and want to learn how to make clove oil, this can save you some money and be a wonderful way to learn about making tinctures and herbal infused oils. Note that tinctures are mostly for internal use and infused oils for topical use.
CAUTION: Cloves can cause uterine contractions and should not be used during pregnancy.
MORE CLOVE OIL USES
Addictions: It's said that cloves can curb the desire for a cigarette. You can put suck on a whole clove (replace with new one every hour) or put a drop of clove oil directly on your tongue.
Skin Infections: Use the oil topically. It is a strong anti-fungal and antibacterial. You could also use ground cloves mixed with a little oil and make a poultice. It would also make a very good homemade drawing salve!
If you're wondering where to buy clove oil online, I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. They are a sustainable company and have a great selection of essential oils as well as bulk herbs!
These are just a few of the many uses for clove oil with many more to come, I'm sure!
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