Aromatherapy of the Week: Clove

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Clove (Eugenia carophyllata) oil is steam distilled from the Clove flower bud usually originating in Madagascar. It is still used by dentists to numb areas but can be sensitizing to skin*. Here are some other benefits:

  • good for blends used for arthritis
  • stimulates memory (in diffusers)
  • uplifting and awakening (diffusers)
  • Eugenol in clove has antiseptic properties

Clove blends best with Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange, Lavender, and other wood aromas.
*Please use caution when using Clove oil. This oil needs to be highly diluted. Ask a trained aromatherapist for advice when dealing with Clove oil.

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