Clove Bud Essential Oil Spotlight

Clove Bud

Clove Bud essential oil has a spicy and warm aroma. Cloves comes from the flowering buds of the tropical evergreen tree (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2022). This tree belongs to the myrtaceae family. Clove buds are used as a cooking spice to flavor food. These trees originate from East Asia, and are now grown mostly in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Indonesia, and Tanzania (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2022).

The buds contain 14 to 20 percent essential oil, the principal component of which is the aromatic oil eugenol. Cloves are strongly pungent owing to eugenol, which is extracted by distillation to yield oil of cloves.”

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2022

Benefits of Clove Bud Essential Oil

These benefits have not been evaluated by the FDA. There are several benefits of using Clove essential oil (Seladi-Schulman, 2019):

  • Has antimicrobial properties and helps get rid of bacteria
  • Can be used as a pain reliever for toothache or muscle pain
  • Helps relieve respiratory issues such as cough and asthma

How to Use

There are many ways to use Clove Bud essential oils. Consider using one of these options (Seladi-Schulman, 2019):

  • Making a room or body spray
  • Adding to homemade lotions, scrubs or creams
  • Use in an aromatic diffuser
  • Can be used for a tooth ache

Dabbing clove oil onto your sore tooth may help to relieve the pain until you can get to see a dentist. To use clove oil for a toothache, follow these steps:

  1. Dilute a few drops of clove oil in an edible carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil.
  2. Dab a clean cotton ball into the solution, allowing it to soak in.
  3. Avoiding contact with your gums, apply the cotton ball to the sore tooth. It may take a few minutes of application to feel relief. 
  4. Reapply every 2 hours as necessary.”
Jill Seladi-Schulman, 2019


Encyclopedia Britannica, (2022). “Clove”

Seladi-Schulman, J. (2019). “What You Need to Know About Clove Essential Oil”