"Tastes great in my mouthwash blend, gives me fresh breath and it is the best and most gentle oral defense I've used against gingivitis." - Alyssa H., Marina del Rey, CA
- Studies show potent antimicrobial properties
- Research shows contains anti-candida properties
- Commonly used remedy for athlete's foot
- May be effective as a first aid remedy for toothache
- Often recommended for various respiratory conditions
Botanical/Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Distillation: Steam distilled bud
How Grown: Certified organic
Aromas: Sweet, spicy, warm, radiant and penetrating
Chemical Families: Phenolic ether
GC/MS Tested: 100% Pure & Natural
FDA Approved: Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) Status
A deep yellowish brown oil with a spicy-hot, pepper aroma, Clove Bud is a valuable first-aid oil for use alone or in a blend.
Sharing similar antiseptic and anti-microbial qualities as Cinnamon oil, Clove Bud oil is powerful for promoting relief from a broad spectrum of viral, bacterial and fungal infections, including athlete’s foot and toenail fungus.
In a 2012 study, researchers found that clove oil (and lemongrass) had the ability to kill staph bacteria cells in liquid culture and in biofilm.
In a 2017 study, Clove oil was found to be the most effective and broad spectrum anti-fungal agent against fungal species of environmental origin. The study concluded, “Essential oils have the potential for wide acceptance for indoor use as alternatives to traditional cleaning agents in improving indoor air.”
Researchers investigated the effect of eugenol, a major component of clove oil, on Candida albicans which can cause fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, oral thrush, and vaginal yeast infections. According to the study, eugenol (a chemical constituent of clove oil) had an anti-candida effect. Concluding, “The results of the experiment leads us to consider both eugenol a as possible anti-fungal agent.”
A 2018 study was conducted on the effect of essential oils on a variety of bacteria that cause respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and influenza. The studies showed clove oil to have antibacterial activity in both liquid culture and when introduced as a vapor. Essential oils of cinnamon, thyme and peppermint were also shown as potent antimicrobial activity in vapor and in liquid form; in contrast, clove oil was more potent inhibitor when liquid.
A powerful analgesic pain reliever, Clove Bud is well known for having a numbing effect on the nerves. For this reason, Clove Bud oil is often used as an emergency first aid remedy for toothache.
Frequently recommended for various respiratory conditions such as asthma, sinus infections and bronchitis.
Clove bud oil may be useful in blends for rheumatic type pains.
BLENDS WITH: Basil, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme and Tea Tree.
SUGGESTED USE ON LABEL: Adult: Dispense 1-3 drops on cotton ball and inhale, or as directed.
CAUTIONS: Skin sensitization (moderate risk), mucous membrane irritant (moderate risk). Maximum dermal use level .5%. Possible drug interaction, may inhibit blood clotting. Avoid use with hypersensitive, damaged, or diseased skin and children under 2 years of age.