You may recognize clove from our Purify Essential Oil Blend, but do you know why you need it in your daily routine?
Clove is a warm, cozy, relaxing oil that may bring to mind snuggling on the couch or curling up to read a good book. This makes it a great essential oil to diffuse or add to our products to help with relaxation and to promote a peaceful state of mind. At the same time, clove can help bring clarity and focus and help invigorate your brain and cognitive abilities.
This essential oil does have natural cleansing qualities, so another popular use is to clean various spaces in your home. Clove is very refreshing, and with the aromatherapy benefits listed above, your home will have that warm, peaceful feel to it after you are done cleaning. Simply add a few drops to your current cleaning products, or find a recipe online that you like.
Using clove essential oil during cold and flu season is popular for many reasons. It promotes a healthy immune system and may actually help relieve symptoms if you do get sick; clove is commonly used as an ingredient in cough medicine. Lots of people diffuse this oil during the fall in order to ward off getting sick in the first place. (As always, exercise caution when choosing which oils to diffuse around children and pets.)
Clove is also helpful if you have pain or inflammation, and it is commonly used in massages. Not only does it increase circulation, but it may help relieve the tension that is causing the pain. Some even use clove to soothe dental pain! However, clove is a “hot” oil, so be sure to dilute it to a safe ratio and only use it externally.
For the skin, clove may help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it is actually a common ingredient in many anti-aging cosmetics. The increase in circulation it provides is a positive benefit to help maintain a more youthful glow, and many use it to help remove dead skin cells. Some use clove essential oil to help relieve itchy or irritated skin.
If you’re looking to try adding clove to your routine, purchase any of our Purify products!
NOTE: Always make sure to research so you know what oils are safe to use on or around kids and pets!