Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall is in the air & the smell of Clove is on my mind

Fall is in the air! 

I always think of the smell of Cinnamon & Clove when I think of fall.  Warm smells, as the weather begins to get a little cooler.  
At Thanksgiving, Mom always made hot apple cider with cinnamon, clove and a few all spice.  It just warms my heart thinking about it. 

Clove Bud Essential Oil 
Has not only a wonderful, warming smell, but it has great Therapeutic Actions also. 

Description: Clove Bud oil has a spicy, pleasant aroma. It is warm, sweet, peppery and candy-like. The scent is similar to the common household spice but is also a great Anti-Oxidant.

Therapeutic Actions: Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic

Clove Bud oil has a minor anaesthetic effect.  A cotton swab dipped in undiluted oil and applied to the surface of the aching tooth and the tissue around it will help alleviate pain.  

Clove Bud, being a carminative & antispasmodic can help stimulate digestion, restore appetite and relieve flatulence. 

It can be used (diluted) to help relieve arthritis, rheumatism & sprains

Blended with Peppermint, it can be diffused or inhaled as a physical and mental tonic to ward off drowsiness. If you are trying to get to sleep, I do not recommend using Clove oil. 

Clove Bud has been a popular ingredient in the Shield-Protective or Thieves Oil Blends, which legend has it that during the time of the Black Plague, the Grave Robbers developed their own blend that included Clove oil to protect them from getting the plague while robbing the graves of those who died from the plague.

Safety Precautions with Clove Oil: 
This is a potent oil and a small amount should be tested for sensitivity before full application.  It has been reported to be a potential skin irritant and sensitizing agent.   Keep out of the reach of children!!!! A near-fatal ingestion of clove oil was reported involving a 2 year old who drank between 5-10ml. 

Remember seeing those oranges stuck with clove buds and used as pomander balls?  Well why not diffuse this blend instead of spending time sticking those clove buds into an orange?  

Blend: 4 Drops of Wild Orange & 2 Drops of Clove 

Ahhhhh....The Smell of Fall

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