Clove essential oil for Dental Care

Clove essential oil is invaluable to have on hand for good dental health and to treat any dental, gum pain and discomfort.  Clove oil is best known for its pain relieving eugenol constituent used to treat toothaches, sore gums, mouth infections, and bad breath. Always use clove oil diluted in an edible carrier oil like olive oil, it is strong, and numbing. Caution is advised.


Dilute clove essential oil 50/50 or less in olive oil to carry with you to treat in transit.

Put carrier oil like olive oil on a Q-tip with a drop of clove essential oil and put directly on affected mouth areas. Wet the Q-tip with water first so that the oil stays on the end.

Clove Oil Mouthwash Rinse: 100 ml of hydrogen peroxide food grade 3% (mixed with distilled water)

Add 1-2 drops of clove essential oil. Shake to mix. Take a swig and rinse and spit it out. Rinse with water afterwards.

Use other essential oils if desired.

Clove and cinnamon together quench each other and reduce the skin irritating qualitites of both.

This mouthwash rinse also whitens teeth naturally along with its germ fighting action.

Clove buds

Clove is an evergreen tree with clove being the buds of the almost open flowers. It is one of the five noble spices along with cinnamon, nutmeg, black peppercorns and ginger.

Clove is one of the ingredients in the Indian spice blend garam masala and masala chai, which is a tea beverage drink.

Clove comes from the Latin wordclavus’ meaning nail, because the dried clove buds look like little nails. Spices like clove were considered so valuable it launched wars and genocide in the Spice Islands in Indonesia.

Latin Name Sygyzium   aromaticum
Family Myrtaceae
Country of Origin Indonesia, Philippines, Madagascar,   West indies
Volatility Middle note
Extraction steam distillation or CO2   extraction from the dried buds
Colour pale yellow to clear
Aroma spicy, pungent, rich, strong
Caution Contraindications Use sparingly, hot stimulant. Skin irritant. Do not use during pregnancy or with   children. Always use diluted.Not recommended for massage.
Primary Uses Digestion:spasms, parasites, gastritis,   spasmsImmune: stimulant, colds, flu, viral   infections,Cardiovascular:circulatory stimulant,

Skin: fungal infections, shingles, warts,   localized treatment only 

*****Toothaches, dental problems, gum infections, sore gums, bad breath/halitosis


Properties Local anaesthetic, analgesic, anticatarrhal,   antiemetic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral,   anti-parasitic,   antioxidant, astringent, antispasmodic,   anti-inflammatory, warming carminative, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, digestive   stimulant, male aphrodisiac,  nervine relaxant, stomachic, vasodilator
Constituents Esters:18-25% eugenyl acetateSesquiterpenes:4-8%  caryophyllenePhenylpropanoids:70-80% eugenol

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