~ A Look at Clove Essential Oil With Some Included Recipes ~

The Clove tree is an intensely aromatic, evergreen tree from Indonesia, producing the clove buds that are well known as a spice. Clove buds were widely used in ancient Chinese and Indian cultures and has since expanded to different parts of the world.

Clove has shown numerous medicinal properties, one of the properties being that it contains various amounts of anti-inflammatory agents called flavonoids. These flavonoids are naturally occurring in the essential oil. For centuries, dried cloves were chewed to release their essential oil, which has a powerful numbing effect on toothaches. Dentists today still use Clove as an antiseptic, pain relieving remedy.

The Essential oil from mature cloves is too potent to use in aromatherapy, but the unique buds of the flower yield an oil that is gentler, yet still wonderfully fresh, spicy and warming.

Clove Essential Oil For Aches And Pains

Clove oil has been shown to reduce inflammation and tension and its uses often include pain reduction on parts of the body such as joints and overworked muscles. Moreover, clove can provide relief from painful swelling, as well.

Furthermore, clove oil can tentatively boost the body’s metabolism by lowering the body’s temperature and by enhancing blood circulation. The active compound in clove is eugenol and is shown to be responsible for circulatory stimulation. Circulatory stimulation is beneficial because an increase in blood flow usually indicates a decrease in the pressure of the blood vessels. The tension in blood vessels can create tension pains, such as a headache, for example.

Try this recipe to stimulate blood circulation which relieves muscular pains and osteoarthritis:

  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 6 drops mandarin essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil of your choice

Clove Essential Oil  for Supporting The Immune System

To help to support immunity during flu season or times of chronic viral infections, try this massage blend:

  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 4 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 4 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil of your choice

Clove Essential Oil  for Coughs and Colds

Clove oil also has a cooling effect. Hence, it is frequently used to clear the nasal passage. To ease chesty coughs and to help open the airways, try this recipe:

  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 4 drops myrtle
  • Use in an oil diffuser or add 4 tsp carrier oil of your choice as a chest massage blend.

Clove Essential Oil  for Supporting the Spirit

Clove essential oil expands and enhances inner strength and vision. Furthermore, it encourages inspired action and a pursuit of your true path.

  • To improve focus and concentration, place 2 drops of clove essential oil on a tissue and inhale.

Clove Essential Oil  for Easing the Mind

The oil is said to strengthen mental weakness and relieve feelings of inadequacy.

A recipe you can use for easing the mind is:

  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops tangerine essential oil
  • Vaporize in an oil diffuser

ZEN Sports Balm With Clove Oil

If you don’t want to invest in your own essential oil blends, you can still get the benefits of natural and healthy ingredients such as clove. ZEN Sports Balm is proud to offer pain relieving products which use only the finest, all-natural ingredients. One of those ingredients is Clove Essential Oil!  Furthermore, ZEN offers a product for everyone which can help reduce aches and pains from exercise or sports, arthritis, headaches, back strain, muscle cramps, joint pain, and much more! Everyone experiences aches and pains sometimes just from living a busy life!

Take a look at how ZEN Sports Balm can help you to stay active and keep living the lifestyle that you want to live!

In conclusion, Clove Essential Oil can be a natural source for treating your aches and pains as well as other health ailments. Moreover, you can diffuse Clove Oil into the air to help with supporting your spirit and to ease your mind! Give one of these recipes a try or find the perfect ZEN Sports Balm for you!


Robin, and The ZEN Team!



Clove Essential Oil

Cinnamon and Clove Buds


Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.

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