Clove Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Clove Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata

Oil Overview

Clove oil has a warm and spicy smell with slightly pale yellow colour. Its viscosity is medium to watery. Excellent oil for treating toothache, bad breath and mouth infections.

Oil Sources

This oil is native to Indonesia and Macca. Water distillation is used for the extraction of clove essential oil.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Caryophyllene, Eugenol, Furfurol, Eugenyl Acetate and Pinene.



Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, Anti-neuralgic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Carminative, Disinfectant, Insecticide, Stimulant, Tonic

Possible Uses

Acne, Arthritis, Bruising, Dental Infection, Diarrhoea, Digestion, Flatulence, Infectious Diseases, Muscle Spasm, Respiration, Rheumatism, Vomiting, Wounds


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Irritant to Mucus Membranes, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Powerful oil requiring care in use
It should not be used in massages or in baths, as it may irritate the skin.
It must not be used during pregnancy.
Clove oil can irritate skin problems and mucus membranes.

Compatible Combination Oils

Basil, Benzoin, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Ginger, Lavender, Sandalwood


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