Clove Leaf Essential Oil
Clove Leaf Essential Oil is less aromatic than Clove Bud Essential Oil, but it still remains a very useful aromatherapy oil, nonetheless.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil is also one of the most affordable essential oils, so it’s a great one to keep on hand to cover you for a good number of eventualities.
One of the most popular applications for Clove Leaf Essential Oil is homemade cleaning products. But, because it is less likely to cause a skin reaction than Clove Bud Essential Oil, it is also the preferred option for topical application.
Historically, Clove Leaf Essential Oil is best known for its use within dentistry, although this application has dwindled somewhat in more recent years. Nevertheless, Clove Leaf Essential Oil is still an important ingredient in toothpastes and other oral hygiene products.
There is ongoing scientific research into whether Clove Leaf Essential Oil is capable of helping to re-mineralise teeth, and reduce the rate of cavities. For more information on this, with links to the specific scientific research investigating this use of Clove Oil please visit the Organic Clove Leaf Essential page.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil Health Benefits
Clove Leaf Essential health benefits may include: Analgesic + antibacterial + anti-fungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + anti-parasitic + antiseptic + antiviral + digestive + expectorant + hepo-protective + stimulant
Please refer to the Glossary Of Terms for a fuller explanation of the above.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits
Clove Leaf Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:
- Bacterial + fungal infections
- Respiratory infections: bronchitis + colds + flu
- Viral infections: herpes + warts + verrucas
- Parasitic infections
- Remineralising teeth + treating gum disease + toothache
- Oral infection + gum disease
- Autoimmune conditions: rheumatism + arthritis
- Digestive issues + flatulence + stomach cramps + travel sickness + abdominal spasm + flatulence
- Muscle pain + tired limbs
- Circulation + blood pressure + anaemia
- Managing blood sugar levels
- Reducing oxidative stress
- Cognitive support + brain health + boosts energy
- Management of neurodegenerative diseases
- Xenoestrogen detox
This list is by no means exhaustive.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil Science
Research has concluded that the eugenol and eugenyl-acetate content of Clove Leaf Essential Oil means it is more effective than fluoride at slowing down dental erosion. This coupled with the analgesic properties of Clove Leaf Essential Oil make it a natural choice for dental hygiene.
There is even scientific research to support the reduction in cavities where Clove Essential Oil is used for dental hygiene, as well as evidence for the reduction in the rate of decalcification of the teeth. When teeth decalcify, or start to lose their calcium content, the enamel, which forms a protective barrier on the outside of our teeth, becomes vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities.
The same research also makes the case for the potential use of Clove Essential Oil for remineralising our teeth. The process of dental remineralisation reduces the risk of cavities by strengthening tooth enamel, and also improves dental sensitivity.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil Cautions & Contraindications
Clove Leaf Essential Oil must be diluted properly before topical use.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil poses a moderate risk of skin sensitisation. The safe dermal maximum, according to Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young is 0.5%. They also advise against using it topically on children of 2 years of age or younger.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil is less sensitising than Clove Bud Essential Oil
If taken internally it may inhibit blood clotting, and cause drug interactions. It may also cause skin & mucous membrane sensitisation.
Do not ingest if you have haemophilia & other bleeding disorders or if you have a peptic ulcer.
Drug contraindications: Clove Leaf Essential Oil may interact with some anti-depressents as well as anticoagulant medications.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil contains Eugenol, which, if used in small doses is thought to be liver-protective. However, in high concentrations Eugenol is hepatotoxic & can cause tissue damage.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil is only suitable for use in a diffuser or oil burner in it’s undiluted state, and even then it should be used in conjunction with other oils owing to its Eugenol content.
***Clove Leaf Essential Oil is rarely used in aromatherapy as it is less aromatic than Clove Bud Essential Oil, making the latter the preferred option for diffusing.
Learn more about How To Use Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Clove Leaf Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Clove Leaf Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
- INCI: Eugenia caryophyllata
- Plant Family: Myrtaceae
- Parts Used: Leaves, twigs & branches
- Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Chemical Family: Phenols
- Appearance: Pale yellow / amber, with medium consistency
- Origin: Madagascar
- Shelf Life: 5 – 6 Years
- Aromatic Description: rich, warm & spicy, with woodsy and slightly bitter undertones. Whilst similar in smell to the spice, the aromatherapy oil is less piquant.
Wild As The Wind also stocks an Organic Clove Leaf Essential Oil.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil Blends Well With
- Bergamot FCF Essential Oil
- Cassia Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Lavender True Essential Oil
- Lavender Spike Essential Oil
- Organic Lemon Essential Oil
- Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Oregano Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Vetiver Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang I Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
Efficacy of Specific Plant Products on Microorganisms Causing Dental Caries: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5296592/
The effect of clove and benzocaine versus placebo as topical anesthetics :: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16530911/
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
*The dilution advice in How To Use Essential Oils does not apply to Clove Leaf Aromatherapy Oil. Please see Cautions & Contraindications above.
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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.
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Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.