Clove is a wonderful digestive oil and can be added to blends that are massaged into the abdomen to assist digestion
Clove has a strong character and can be used to emotionally support someone who is feeling weak and in need of more energy. Its spicy, warm aroma lends itself to an uplifting effect when used in a blend.
Awesome for toothache pain relief!
Plant Parts: Bud
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Chemical Family: Phenols
Country of Origin: Zanzibar
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Spicy, sweet, warm and radiant
Note Classification: Middle
Clove is high in a component called Eugenol, a Phenol. Phenols are considered to be the most irritating components to the skin and mucous membranes and can cause dermatitis and sensitization. If phenols are present in high concentrations in an essential oil, that oil should be used in very low dilutions on the skin (1% in a carrier) and for short periods of time. They are generally not safe for the skin in a bath. Phenols high oils are not used with babies and children.
Robert Tisserand, in his book Essential Oil Safety, states that oils high in eugenol should be used with caution on those with impaired liver function.
Do not use eugenol high oils (like Clove) with people who have clotting disorders, as eugenol is an anticoagulant.