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October’s Essential Oil of the Month: Clove Bud!

Posted Oct 07 2011 7:05am

Botanical Name:  Eugenia Caryophyllata
Source:  dried flower buds

Overview October is here and we are starting to feel the nip of autumn in the air; what a great month to enjoy clove bud .  It has a warm, sweet and spicy aroma that blends right along with the season.  As the days begin to grow shorter this is a wonderful essential oil to welcome into your home; it will fill the crisp nights with warmth and coziness that you need during autumn.    This essential oil is also a potent one for fighting germs; which is handy to know just before we head into cold and flu season.

Uses & Facts:

  • Clove bud is one of the essential oils used in YBN’s Muscle Therapy Cream and also one of the ingredients in the Muscle Rub massage blend.
  •  Used to aid in digestion (such as clove tea).
  • Pain reliever, great for a toothache (place a drop of clove bud around a cavity and it will provide pain relief).
  • A great essential oil to clean the home with (it’s a broad spectrum antimicrobial).
  • A great essential oil to diffuse in the home to keep germs at bay during cold and flu season.
  • Use in steam inhalation to ease congestion associated with bronchitis and colds.
  • Was used during the plague to ward off germs.
  • Indonesia is one of the largest consumers of clove buds.
  • It’s a popular culinary spice (one of the spices in Chai Tea).
  • A popular and much sought after spice during the Spice Trade.

Recipe Welcome Autumn Diffuser Blend

4 drops Clove Bud

5 drops Bergamot

2 drops Patchouli

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During the month of October receive 10% off your Clove Bud pure essential oil purchase!

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