The benefits and uses of clove date back to ancient China and India, as well as other parts of the world. Clove essential oil comes from the unopened flower buds of the evergreen tree. Clove bud contains a significant amount of eugenol, an active chemical component that gives the essential oil its energising fragrance and a variety of benefits. Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavour and ability to cleanse the mouth. As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavour to any dish or dessert.
- Commonly recognised as a ground household spice, Clove can be utilised outside of the kitchen with its unique and powerful properties.
- Its warm and spicy characteristics make Clove essential oil ideal to incorporate into seasonal recipes.
- Frequently used in desserts for its invigorating flavour and aromatic fragrance such as sugar cookies.
Due to its warm, spicy characteristics, Clove essential oil makes the perfect addition to your favourite autumn or holiday recipes.
Before brushing your teeth, place a single drop of Clove oil in 125 ml of water and gargle
Add a drop of Clove to your toothbrush before adding toothpaste to promote clean teeth and fresh breath.
COOKING WITH CLOVE
Essential oils are very potent compared to dry seasonings, spices, or other flavouring agents, so even the tiniest amount can add a serious blast of flavour to your dish. When using Clove in cooking, it is best to use the toothpick method – dip the tip of a clean toothpick into the essential oil bottle and stir the toothpick into your ingredients. After you’ve stirred the toothpick around in the dish, do a taste test to see whether you want to add more of the oil or not.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Internal: Dilute one drop in 125 ml of liquid.
Topical use: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil.
Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and mucosa.