Clove oil is best known for its analgesic properties. For centuries, clove oil has been used to treat countless health and beauty conditions. It also has an aromatic scent. Clove oil is known for its anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties. We will discuss the benefits of clove oil in skincare and haircare in this article, along with how to use it.
What Is Clove Oil?
The term clove is derived from the Latin word 'clavus,' which means nail. The buds of the clove look like small tacks.
Clove essential oil is extracted from the flower buds of Clove tree. Clove oil is made from unopened, dried flower buds. The clove tree (or Eugenia caryophyllata) is an aboriginal of Southeast Asia that can live many years. This tree requires a humid tropical climate for blooming. It belongs to the Myrtle family, whose leaves, flowers and buds have a spicy, aromatic fragrance, making it ideal for essential oil production.
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- Widely used to relieve TOOTHACHE & BAD BREATH
- Use for skincare, especially to fight against ACNE
- Anti-aging effects by reducing the appearance of WRINKLES & SAGGING SKIN
- Hair health fights FUNGAL INFECTIONS
Clove Oil Benefits In Skincare
The primary component of clove oil, ‘eugenol’ is responsible for its anti-inflammatory and healing power. Its antiseptic, antimicrobial and analgesic properties are attributed to its skincare benefits. Due to its potency, clove oil should be diluted with a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil or grapeseed oil. Due to its immense skincare properties, clove oil is a primary ingredient in many anti-ageing skincare products.
1. Treats Skin Infections
The antiseptic and antibacterial property of clove oil is beneficial in treating various skin infections such as acne and pimples. The anti-inflammatory property is beneficial in soothing inflamed skin.
Method Of Dilution: Dilute 5 drops of clove oil with 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Make sure you mix it well and transfer the contents to a clean glass jar. Apply this mixture on a clean face before bed at night.
2. Reduces Wrinkles & Fine Lines
As per the latest study, clove has the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score among herbs and spices, which means that clove contains high levels of age-busting antioxidants which erase wrinkles and fine lines, reducing age spots as well. It boosts collagen production, improving the elasticity of the skin.
Method Of Dilution: Add 3-5 drops of clove oil to half a cup of jojoba oil. Mix well and place it in a cool and dry place. Apply this mixture on your skin twice a day for plump, youthful and radiant skin.
3. Reduces Dark Circles
Clove oil is considered high in antioxidants which repair and heals the damaged skin and even out your skin tone, making it bright and flawless. In addition to stimulating cell regeneration, it increases blood circulation, which reduces the appearance of dark circles.
Method Of Dilution: Take 8-10 drops of grapeseed oil and 2-3 drops of clove oil and dilute them with 12-15 drops of virgin coconut oil. It should be mixed well and applied under your eyes before bed. Apply this mixture far away from your eyes.
4. Get Rid Of Skin Tags & Warts
This essential oil is a great option to eliminate skin tags, warts, and other abnormal skin growths. This oil is strong in antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties. This essential oil is quite potent, which helps the skin to shrink and dry quickly.
Method Of Dilution: You can directly apply clove oil on warts or skin tags. This concentrated essential oil will shrink and dry the skin tag, eventually falling off. Dilute it with coconut oil or consult a doctor for other skin treatments to get rid of warts.
5. Controls Excess Oil Production
The antiseptic and astringent property of clove oil is beneficial in controlling excess oil production. It controls excess oil production and tightens up the pores of your skin, thus protecting your skin from pimples and acne.
Method Of Dilution: Add 3-4 drops of clove oil to half a cup of witch hazel and mix well. You can use this mixture to tighten the pores and control oily skin.
6. Brightens Your Skin
Clove oil exhibits an exfoliating property which means it sloughs away dead skin cells, debris and grime from your face, making your face look clean and clear. High in antioxidants, it repairs damaged skin cells, making your skin look bright.
Method Of Dilution: Take 3-4 drops of clove oil, 5 drops of Vitamin E oil, and 3 tablespoons of Jojoba Oil. Mix all the ingredients and store them in a clean glass container. Apply this mixture twice a day for better results.
Clove Oil Benefits In Hair Care
This aromatic essential oil is bestowed with haircare benefits that help to enhance hair health and maintain a problem-free scalp. This natural ingredient is useful in keeping your hair well-nourished and hydrated, promoting healthy hair growth.
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1. Promotes Hair Growth
Improves blood circulation of the scalp, fortifying the hair follicles with vital nutrients. Adequate nourishment is required for the growth of healthy hair. Clove oil stimulates the hair follicles, promoting hair growth and adding strength to the hair shaft.
Method Of Dilution: Add 3 drops each of clove and ginger oil to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix well and pour into a glass jar. Apply on your scalp, and massage for 5 minutes. Let it rest for 1 hour, and then wash it off. For best results, repeat this 2-3 times a week.
2. Controls Dandruff
The anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory property of clove oil is effective in treating dandruff and other scalp infections. It provides relief from itchy and inflamed skin. It reduces the urge to scratch the skin, providing relief from white flaky substances.
Method Of Dilution: Add 8-10 drops of clove oil to your regular shampoo. Alternatively, mix a few drops of clove oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this oil to your scalp and massage gently for 3 minutes. Wrap your head with the hot bath towel. Sit for half an hour and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
3. Prevents Hair fall
Clove oil is high in nutrients that nourish your hair follicles, thus adding strength to your hair. It conditions your hair making your hair soft and smooth.
Method Of Dilution: Add 5-6 drops of clove to half a cup of coconut oil. Apply it on your scalp and massage gently for 5 minutes, let it sit for 1 hour and then rinse off with your regular shampoo.
4. Improves Scalp Health
Clove oil exhibits antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps maintain scalp health. It is high in antioxidants which provide nourishment to your scalp.
Method Of Dilution: Add 3 drops each of clove oil and rosemary oil to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply evenly on your scalp and massage gently with your finger for 5-10 minutes, then wash off.
5. Add Sheen To Your Hair
Clove oil condition your hair, making it soft and smooth. It detoxifies the hair shaft, adding sheen and new life to your hair.
Method Of Dilution: Add 8 drops of clove oil and 10 drops of geranium to half a cup of jojoba oil. Apply this mixture to your hair, especially on the tips. Apply this mixture twice a week for better results.
Clove oil is well-suited for treating most skin and hair conditions. As clove oil is quite potent, you should use it with care. Before applying any of the above-mentioned DIY clove oil recipes, do a patch test to ensure that you do not have any adverse effects after using clove oil. In case of any allergic reaction, discontinue using clove oil and consult your healthcare professional.
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