Warm Spicy Protective
If you've ever had pumpkin pie, you've ingested this marvelous spice. Clove is brilliant – and strong – and powerful.
Otherwise known as Clove Bud, this essential oil is steam distilled from the buds of shrubs and trees of the botannical family Myrtaceae.
Its main chemical constituent is Eugenol which is also found in nutmeg, cinnamon, bay and basil essential oils. Eugenol is a vasodilator (increases the diameter of the opening through the blood vessels) and is a Phenol compound which comprise some of the most powerful antibacterial, anti-infectious and antiseptic constituents in the plant world.
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The chemical makeup of clove lends itself as an assist for many conditions.* The top properties of clove are as an antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, expectorant and anti-parasitic.
Clove is a powerful antioxidant. As a dried spice, it measures 300,000 on the ORAC scale and as an essential oil, measures over 1 million.
Here are some Top Uses for Clove Essential oil*
Liver & Brain Suppport – dilute topically and apply to bottoms of feet or take internally in a capsule.
Immune Boost – use topically diluted on bottoms of feet or internally in a capsule.
Circulation & hypertension – apply topically diluted to limbs to increase blood flow and move blood clots and plaque.
Tooth pain & cavities – dilute and apply topically to area to ease pain.
Thyroid issues & metabolism support – apply diluted topically over thyroid or use internally in a capsule.
Infection – dilute topically over affected area, internally in a capsule to combat infection.
Smoking addiction – apply topically with black pepper along tongue to subdue smoking cravings.
Virus & Cold – apply topically along spine or use internally in a capsule.
The Oil of Boundaries
Clove is a powerful emotional ally. It helps to establish boundaries and helps people who feel victimized, defeated, dominated, intimidated, co-dependent and who may have a fear of rejection. Clove gives the "pushover" the courage to say "no". It can assist individuals in letting go of patterns of self-betrayal and codependency by reconnecting them with their personal integrity. It helps build up appropriate boundaries and defenses. Simply diffuse in the air to absorb the powerful, emotional properties of clove.
Clove blends well with cinnamon, rosemary, wild orange, bergamot, basil, clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, ylang ylang, ginger and black pepper.
Here are some awesome recipes in which you can use Clove:
Oven cleaner spray – 1 cup warm water, 3 tablespoons baking soda, 1 tablesoon castile soap, 5 drops lemon essential oil, 5 drops clove essential oil. Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray liberally in the oven and let sit for fifteen minutes. Wipe clean with a sponge or cloth.
Liquid fabric softener – 1 gallon distilled white vinegar, 2 cups baking soda, 20 drops clove essential oil, 10 drops lemon essential oil, Combine ingredients in a large bowl or container and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup per load. Your laundry will be naturally softened and smell great!
2 1/2 cups apple cider
3/4 cups cranberry juice
3 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
1 drop Lemon Essential Oil
2 toothpicks Clove Essential Oil, swirled
2 toothpicks Cinnamon Essential Oil, swirled
1 toothpick Ginger Essential Oil (dip in and remove)
Combine cider, juice and drops of Wild Orange and Lemon Essential Oils in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Dip a toothpick into the remining oils, then swirl or dip into the juice mixture. Pour into mugs and enjoy!
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*These statements are not intended to cure or prevent any disease and have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult with your doctor for any medical condition or symptoms you may be experiencing.