Clove essential oil is an antiseptic oil that has been used traditionally and yet continues to be the topmost oil that can be an amazing healing oil
Clove Oil is very potent, and a strong skin irritant so be careful when using it, (also around kids).
Cloves (myrtaceae) come in 3 different forms, whole, ground and oil. All three forms have the same properties with differing degrees of potency. Oil has the highest potency and is best used diluted with a carrier oil like almond oil. Whole cloves are medium potency the oils are still in them and they can be ground in a mortar and pestle for use. Ground cloves are the least potent, most of the oil has already been released.
1. Clove Oil is a mould inhibitor, so can easily be used for wooden furniture with mould spores. Clean area first then allow to dry. With a dry rag add a few drops of the oil and rub over the affected area. It will inhibit the growth of more mould.
2. Clove Oil can also be used as a dental anesthetic. Dip a cotton bud into the oil and then dab on to the tooth or surrounding gum area that hurts. It has a numbing effect.
3. Used in aromatherapy, the oil has a calming effect on the nervous system. If using an oil burner, just one drop should do the trick and get the lovely smell wafting through the air.
4. For mould in bathrooms, especially ceilings. First clean effected area with bicarb/vinegar solution, then using a spray bottle use diluted clove oil with water to spray on the affected area- this inhibits the growth of mould spores. A dry rag with a few drops on it and rubbed in to the area also works, (depends how high your ceilings are.) Big plus, it smells so much better than cleaning with every day cleaning chemicals.
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