Clove Essential Oil Uses and Fun DIYs
Clove essential oil uses and fun DIYs you can make with clove. Find printable clove essential oil blends, bath bombs, candles, and more!
I know you’re no stranger to essential oils. But, with so many essential oils available to use, it can be challenging to know or keep up with what can do what.
And if you’re like me, you often wind up with oils you don’t really know a good use for beyond diffusing. To me, clove was one of those oils, and I often come across it while looking for another essential oil and can’t help but think, “there has to be something more that I can do with this.”
I think this dilemma comes from the fact that clove itself isn’t something we commonly come in contact with in the states.
In fact, clove trees are native only to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia, an area of five very small volcanic islands just 50 miles from the equator. And they have a history of being difficult to grow anywhere else due to their adaptation to this unique habitat.
Therefore, unlike other herbs such as lavender and rosemary, we can’t grow clove in our gardens. So, I’m not afraid to admit that I wouldn’t recognize it if I saw it growing on my lawn!
Which has led me to want to learn more about clove and how to use it. And I’m happy to report there’s plenty of clove essential oil uses to be had. Let’s dive into helpful and handy ways to use clove essential oil in fun DIYs!
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Are there different types of clove oil?
Yes! There are actually three types of clove oil. And it all begins with the clove tree belonging to an evergreen species that produces thousands of tiny, fragrant flower buds. These buds are harvested when they ripen to a deep red color, then dried and steam distilled to produce clove essential oil.
Interestingly, there’s clove oil made from the bud, clove oil made from the stem, and clove oil made from the leaf. So what’s the difference?
Clove Bud Oil is derived from the flower bud of clove and consists of 60-90% eugenol. Since ancient times, this clove oil has been used in balms and salves to aid blood circulation and soothe muscle pain.
Clove Stem Oil is derived from the twigs of clove and consists of 85-92% eugenol. This type of clove oil is highly versatile but can most often be found in culinary recipes and fragrances.
Clove Leaf Oil is derived from the leaves of clove and contains 70-82% eugenol. This type is considered the common type, and it is considered safe for skin application.
So what’s the best clove oil? Well, if you’re looking to use it in culinary recipes, the stem oil is the best. But for everyday use and diffusing? Young Living’s clove essential oil, made from both the bud and the stem, is what you’re looking for! It has a warm spicy aroma that is equally appealing for cleaning, massage, aromatherapy, and more.
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What is clove essential oil good for?
Clove essential oil has found its way into our hearts through the Thieves blend. So many of us are already familiar with clove essential oil uses for cleaning, whether in a DIY cleaner or a Thieves hack.
What isn’t well known is that clove has a unique warming effect, like cinnamon. This is why we find it in herbal teas, massage oils, and other products where a warming or tingling sensation is sought.
But there’s actually a lot more this underdog essential oil is good for! What does clove essential oil do? Check out this list of clove essential oil uses and fun DIYs to help us put this underused essential oil to work.
How Do I Use Clove Essential Oil?
There are a ton of clove essential oil uses if you think outside the box than just using clove in Thieves. Clove has a spicy, stimulating aroma that can warm even the coldest days, and these ways to use clove essential oil prove it!
Try a fun pumpkin spice sugar scrub, sweet vanilla and clove body spray, or make a calming clove essential oil bath melt. No matter which clove essential oil DIY you try, I know you’ll be glad you found more ways to use clove.
Clever Clove Essential Oil Uses and Fun DIYs for Everyone
Vanilla Pumpkin Bath Bomb
Everyone loves a soak in the hot bath at the end of the day, but sometimes it can feel like something is missing. Whether you’ve never tried one before or use them daily, this easy-to-make vanilla pumpkin bath bomb is perfect for adding that extra luxurious and delightful touch of clove to any bath.
Clove Essential Oil Bath Melts
If the fizz and colorful additive of bath bombs just isn’t your thing, these clove essential oil bath melts are just what you’ve been looking for! Its simplistic design is made to leave your skin smooth, silky, and refreshed after every use!
Clove Essential Oil Blends
If you’re looking to warm up a cold day or just need some blend inspiration to finally put that untouched bottle of clove oil to good use, these twelve clove essential oil blends are perfect for any time of day, all year round!
Picture yourself in a cozy cabin in the woods with a warm fire in the hearth and snow softly falling outside the cabin windows with this essential oil blend.
1 drop vanilla
3 drops clove
2 drops cedarwood
These printable clove essential oil blend charts for diffuser recipes in the Oily Chic Library.
Whipped Pumpkin Spice Body Butter
There’s nothing quite as luxurious feeling on the skin as a good body butter. If you’ve always wondered if you can have silky smooth skin and smell like the world’s fall favorite pumpkin spice, you can!
This whipped pumpkin spice body butter moisturizes the skin and leaves you feeling refreshed after the first use! (Just try not to eat it.)
Spiced Pumpkin Candle
By this point, it’s no secret that I am biased toward fall. Filling our house with seasonal scents and colors will never get tiring.
One of the best ways to fill your house with the aroma of autumn is this spiced pumpkin candle. It’s like having a pumpkin pie in your house all the time! (Although I’m not responsible if you start having crazy cravings for pumpkin pie.)
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
Is it crazy to say that I love the smell of pumpkin pie all year round? Maybe. I can’t help it, though! One whiff of this pumpkin spice sugar scrub, and I’m right back in the cozy sweater weather. Plus, every use leaves my skin glowing and healthy like never before.
Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap
If you’re looking to learn how to make foaming hand soap so you can stop buying hand soap refills and fill a pretty foaming hand soap dispenser instead – this foaming hand soap recipe is for you! It’s one of the easiest clove essential oil uses you’ll come across.
Warm Vanilla Room Spray
This warm vanilla room spray makes for the perfect quick air freshener without all the toxins. Using vanilla essential oil also adds aromatherapy benefits such as stress reduction, a sense of joyfulness, and when combined with clove, it’s a winner in my book.
Cinnamon Spice DIY Shower Steamers
Everyone loves a nice warm shower, whether it’s a regular Tuesday or a special evening. Something about hot water’s ability to soothe the body is almost unbeatable. So why not take your shower to the next level? Take in the aroma of pure delight with these cinnamon spice DIY shower steamers made with a dynamic duo of cinnamon and clove!
DIY Essential Oil Perfume
Everyone knows store-bought perfumes are full of toxins and ingredients that no one should be putting on their body. Are you’ve been searching for an all-natural substitute so you can still smell your best without putting harmful chemicals on your body? DIY essential oil perfume is exactly what you’ve been looking for! Learn how to blend essential oils like clove into your very own signature scent.
Pumpkin Spice Gel Air Freshener
If you’re looking for a new way to freshen up your house where you don’t have room for a diffuser, this pumpkin spice gel air freshener is perfect! It’s a fun new creative way to keep your house smelling good all year round with clove.
So, what are you waiting for? Pull out that bottle of clove and give one of these clove essential oil DIYs a try today! Which one are you going to give a go first? Let me know in the comments!
MORE ESSENTIAL OIL DIYS:
- Vanilla Essential Oil Blends
- Hygge Essential Oil Blends
- Sage Essential Oil Uses
- Sage Essential Oil Blends
- Cedarwood Essential Oil Blends
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