Clove oil is extracted from clove buds, flower buds found on trees in the Myrtaceae family native to Indonesia. It is most commonly known in its ground form as an Indian spice. Clove oil has historically been used for the treatment of many illnesses, the most popular being oral care. But as essential oil’s gain popularity and homeopathic remedies become all the rage, you may find yourself questioning what else can it be used for?
A stye is an inflammation on or around the eyelash, you may experience pain, swelling, and irritation to the eyes. A stye is typically quite visible and easy to diagnose. Clove oil can be used to treat the eye and reduce the irritation and pain. Simply apply a small amount directly to the stye, avoid getting the clove oil in your eye as it may cause irritation.
2.) Ear Ache
Living with an earache can be difficult and painful; clove oil is believed to relieve both the pain and fight off infection. It is suggested that by placing a drop of it in the ear canal, you can have near instant relief from an earache.
3.) Insect Repellent
Clove oil has become a popular ingredient in insect repellent, especially insect repellant made completely of essential oils. It can be combined with other essential oils or diluted to use by itself. Do not apply directly to the skin, rather use a diluting oil or rubbing alcohol at a 1:10 ration of clove to a diluting agent. You can then place your homemade repellant in a spray bottle or roller ball for convenient use.
4.) Dental Health
Due to the germicidal content in this type of oil, it is most commonly known for its uses to relieve dental pain. Clove is believed to be an effective way to relieve toothaches, cavities, sore gums, and bad breath. According to, Organic Facts, caution should be used when using clove oil to treat oral problems. Too much or not diluting it properly may lead to burns inside of the mouth.
Candida is the most common cause of fungal infection, such as athlete’s foot. Many varieties of candida fungal infections are harmless, but if the immune system is compromised, candida can cause dangerous disease. Candida is most common in the intestines and throat, which are well treated with this oil. Clove oil cannot eliminate candida overgrowth, however, it can be used in mild to moderate cases to manage the growth of candida, according to enatural healing.