Lately I’ve been having some dental issues :-(. I realized after having four children each one of them have pulled on the bone density in my teeth and after my fourth child I started experiencing more and more dental issues. I’ve lost a tooth in the back of my mouth in the upper left side of my mouth and struggled with other oral pains.
When I first started experiencing severe tooth aches about 8 years I quickly found myself at Wholefoods Market because I needed an all natural remedy to help take the pain away and I was confident I would find it there.
I rushed into Wholefoods Whole Body section and grabbed the first employee I saw in that department and asked them if they had ANYTHING to help with tooth aches -because that particular day my tooth was THROBBING terribly! I was so thankful I asked the right person because they said without hesitation “CLOVE BUD OIL” and took me right to it. I wasted no time to buy it and before I left the store I went into the bathroom, washed my hands, and immediately applied the Clove Bud Oil! I was in so much throbbing pain that day that I didn’t care nor give any thought to diluting it! I needed FULL STRENGTH and quick relief! LOL!
Almost instantly the throbbing calmed down and I knew this was a keeper and yes, I kept it on me at all times! To this day I highly recommend it…just as I am doing now!
But the awesome part is Clove Bud oil has been used for YEARS in many ways. I actually like the way Uncleharrys.com explains it:
Although clove bud may not be one of the most well-known essential oils, it is definitely one of the most useful oils to have around the house.
For over 2,000 years, the clove tree has been cultivated for a variety of uses. While native to Indonesia, cloves are used across the world for medicinal and herbal purposes. Cloves play a vital role in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese medicine, as they have a numbing effect on oral tissue. Additionally, they are used in Asian, African, and Middle Eastern cooking to add flavor to dishes.
The tree itself originates from the Myrtaceae family, but the cloves themselves actually consist of the tree’s aromatic dried flower buds. While the buds, leaves, and twigs of the clove tree have been used for spice, remedy, and aroma, it is the clove bud specifically that is distilled into oil. That’s because all parts of the tree contain eugenol, a powerful phenylpropene, and only the clove bud oil should be used for aromatherapy uses due to its lower eugenol percentage. This antibacterial and stimulating essential oil can be used both externally and internally, but due to its potent nature, clove bud oil should always be diluted before use.
While clove bud oil has many useful properties, it is perhaps best known for its association with dental practices. For a tried and true toothache relief, add a few drops of the oil to a cotton swab before applying topically to the gums for a much needed respite. The oil is also great if you have had any dental work recently done, as it can be used to soothe the condition known as “dry socket,” a postoperative complication of tooth extraction, by numbing the affected area and helping to preventing any further irritation.
Additionally, clove bud can be used to counteract mouth and throat irritation and pain when applied directly to the skin.Thanks to its stimulating and warming properties, clove bud can be used in aromatherapy to aid with digestive problems. By topically applying the diluted oil to your stomach or abdomen, one can warm up and stimulate the digestive tract. Add a drop of clove bud oil to your choice of herbal tea to help relieve nausea. The oil can be further used externally to help alleviate muscular aches and sprains. For respiratory problems, the disinfecting properties of clove bud are most useful when used in vapor therapy. To help relieve muscle aches and pains, including those caused by arthritis, mix eight drops of clove oil into two ounces of carrier oil, such as jojoba or almond, and massage onto the affected area.
Usage Tips & Recipes
Toothache: Add a couple drops to a cotton swab and rub onto toothache or instant relief. This helps kill infection-causing bacteria.
Digestive Aid: Add a drop to herbal tea to help relieve nausea.
Muscle Ache: Mix eight drops of clove oil in two ounces of carrier oil (try jojoba or almond) and massage onto affected area.
Under Eye Puffiness: Add one drop to your eye cream and apply sparingly in the morning. Clove bud oil promotes blood circulation, helping to reduce the puffiness.
I use Clove bud oil in my products as well! I make an extremely hydrating moisturizer with clove bud oil in it as well as a healing body balm (new product) that is quickly becoming a hit with those who have tried it!
Clove Bud Oil is honestly a great oil that I am using even right now due to some other dental issues that have popped up and it continues to hold up as quick numbing and pain relieving agent for me and lastly I LOVE the way it smells which is for sure a huge PLUS for me.
I hope you give Clove Bud Oil a try and discover the wonderful benefits it has to offer. It could change your life! Have you ever tried Clove Bud Oil and if you have I would LOVE to know your thoughts or even ways you have used it before!
I Love to hear from you! So feel free to share your thoughts!
Until next time…keep loving you and the skin you are in!
Lic. Holistic Skin & Wellness Therapist
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