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October Spice

Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! The scent of clove cleverly mixed with a few of our other fall features will have every space in your home (and car) smelling warm and pumpkiny too!

If you’ve read in the side bar my story on how I was introduced to essential oils in the first place, then you will know that my baby brother is allergic to basically everything when it comes to modern medicine. This would have made teething and dentist visits all that much more difficult. Thanks to Clove essential oil, he is one of the best behaved kids in the dentist office!

Clove is so powerful that it actually will make your mouth go numb upon contact. So when teething got really bad, Mom would just rub some Clove on his gums and some Roman Chamomile on the outside of his jaw, then all was right with the world. In the dentist’s office she has done the same every time he needed a cavity removed, which we all know can be a painful procedure. After doing this several times, Mom actually had to go in herself to have a couple of cavities dealt with. The dentist jokingly suggested that if she was willing to put my brother through it with only clove, then maybe it would work for her too. My Mom without hesitating decided, “Why not?” Using the clove she said that she actually felt less of the pain than usual and it took way less time for the numbing to take affect. The dentist was amazed to say the least!

Historically, Clove has been used by several different groups. Mainly it was used for skin infections, digestive upsets, intestinal parasites, childbirth, and of course for tooth ache. The Chinese also used clove for diarrhea, hernia, bad breath, and bronchitis. The French have used clove for impotence, intestinal parasites, memory deficiency, pain, plague, toothache, and infected wounds.

The important similarities to note here is that clove numbs pain and draws out infection.

Warning!!! It is a very warm oil, meaning that your skin could become sensitive to it over time and it should not be overused!

You can use 1-2 drops clove to replace clove spice in your recipes. I would recommend use with a carrier oil, although we have not done so especially when fighting toothache type pain in the mouth.

Like Cinnamon, if inhaled directly Clove could irritate your nasal membrane, therefore, diffuse with caution.

Which oils would you like to learn more about? Do you have a favorite fall blend? What is your favorite use for Clove?

Disclaimer: While I am a doTerra Wellness Advocate and welcome you to purchase any essential oils through my website all information stated in this post and on this site is my own. It may not reflect the official statement of doTerra.

Remember that you can purchase Clove or any other doTerra essential oil through the link to my Advocate Website. Thank you for your support!

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