Plant Therapy Clove Bud Oil
Reviewed By: ologsinquito on February 17, 2014
About two years ago, I realized that essential oils are practically a necessity if you wish to avoid over-the-counter pain relievers. I’ve found that clove oil, in particular, is one of the best remedies for tooth pain. Clove oil has a special affinity for the teeth and the gums. Because of its anti-bacterial properties, it helps fight bad breath. This is why toothpaste manufacturers, long ago, realized the value of adding clove extract to their products.
In our home, we use Plant Therapy clove bud oil, and I’ll explain why we chose this brand.
Plant Therapy is a company based in Twin Falls, Idaho. Its clove bud oil is usually priced less than $7, for a 10 ml. bottle. I usually purchase mine on Amazon. On this product, shipping is free.
- Plant Therapy oils come from various parts of the world, and they are guaranteed to be totally free of pesticides and chemicals.
- The products sold by this company are of the highest quality. We often hear the term ‘therapeutic grade.’ All this means is that an oil doesn’t have chemical contaminants and can be used for various applications on the body. (However, it’s very important that essential oils are diluted before being massaged into the skin. Clove oil is very strong. It will burn unless a few drops are placed into a special ‘carrier oil,’ such as almond or jojoba.
- Because there is no middle man involved, the price of clove therapy essential oils is extremely reasonable.
Clove bud oil sold by Plant Therapy comes from Indonesia. The dried buds are flowers that grow on an evergreen tree native to the country’s Maluka Islands. The essential oil has a strong, pungent smell. If you plan to use it for treating a toothache, first dilute it in a 6:1 ratio and apply it to the outside of your mouth, directly over the pain.
It’s amazing how quickly the oil works to dull the ache. This is a much safer option than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. Clove oil also has reputation of helping with other discomfort, such as muscle aches or strains.
Much more research is needed, but there is some evidence that cloves may one day be used as a weapon in the fight against cancer. Animal models show that an extract can arrest certain types of cancers in laboratory animals.
Purity is Very Important
Many lower-quality aromatic oils on the market come from questionable sources. They may be priced inexpensively, at a great sacrifice to quality. There are also costly oils that may have a multi-level marketing component that drives up the price. You don’t always have to pay top dollar.
(One exception is Frankincense, which is very hard to produce. In this case, you get what you pay for.)
We Always Have Clove Oil in Our House
Clove bud oil has a number of other medical uses. It’s a good cold and flu fighter as well. During flu season, you can mix it with water to wipe down surfaces such as counter tops and door knobs.
(Pregnant women should always check with a medical professional before using essential oils.)