Nellike oil is distilled by steam from the Syzgium aromaticum plant. This evergreen plant develops twenty-six to thirty-nine feet tall. It’s square leaves and pink vibrant flowers that grow in clusters. The flowers are harvested when they are less than 1 linch in length, (roughly .79 inches ), and red in colour. They’re dried in the sun until turning a dark brown color with a hard texture. The title”clove’ is derived from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail. This plant is located mainly in Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Eastern Africa.
Kinds of Clove Oil
There are three forms of clove oil: Bud, Leaf and Stem. They’re all derived from the same plant, (Syzgium aromaticum), but from different places. Bud oil comes from the flower buds, Leaf oil from leaves and Stem oil in the twigs.
- Bud Oil comprises 60% – 90% eugenol, eugenic acetate, caryophyllene and other minor constituents
- Leaf Oil comprises 82% – 88% eugenol with Minimum eugenol acetate and minor constituents
- Stem Oil Includes 90% – 95% eugenol with other minor constituents
Eugenol is a clear to pale yellow oil extracted from certain essential oils: clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil and bay leaf. It’s responsible for the clove aroma. It’s used in perfumes and flavorings. It’s the most important ingredient in clove essential oil. Additionally, it is used, medicinally, as an antiseptic and anesthetic. When mixed with nitric oxide, it creates a substance useful for making restorative dental programs.
Warning! Do not overuse!
Eugenol is meaning it may, potentially, cause liver damage. It might cause other conditions, also, such as: convulsions, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, blood in urine or unconsciousness. Avoid if you’ve got an eugenol allergy. Eugenol can cause allergic dermatitis or skin irritations such as: itching, redness, tenderness, or inflammation. Avoid if you’ve got sensitive skin, if you’re pregnant, have liver or kidney problems, have prostate cancer, are on blood thinners, have hemophilia, or have breathing issues. Always consult your healthcare provider, if not sure, prior to using jojoba essential oil for any reason.
Another compound compound of clove oil is caryophyllene. This chemical results in the spiciness of black pepper. Studies reveal that it may have anti inflammatory properties, but remains unknown.
Medicina Benefits of Clove Oil
- Relieves: Toothaches, Pneumonia, Coughs, Phlegm, Bronchitis, Strep Throat, Strains and Sprains. Regulates Blood Sugar, Aids Digestion, Reduces Fever, Has Antioxidants Benefits, (protects body against free radical damage), Has Anti-fungal Properties, Combats Bad Breath.
- Has antiseptic properties useful for healing bee stings, minor cuts, bruises, insect bites, athletes foot fungus, warts and acne.
- Can be used as toothpaste, throat lozenges, mouthwash, flavorings, topical treatments, aromatherapy benefits, spice tea, incense, homemade soap
Homemade clove oil soap
Clove oil is a really potent essential oil! If you choose to create this soap, ensure you heed all vital oil warnings before using. Clove oil can be a wonderful additive for dull or flat scented soaps. It combines well with: bergamot oil, citronella, grapefruit, lavender, orange, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, vetiver and yang yiang. It would be wonderful to use in a home made soap for guys, as it’s that strong, hot, warm, slightly sour, odor. Since it’s antiseptic properties, you might choose to use it in soap for acne relief. It may help eliminate blackheads, pimples or acne. A drop or two is all you will need in your homemade soap recipes.
If you are a beginner and just learning how to make soap, DO NOT try using clove oil, without the guidance of a master soap manufacturer. Some essential oils, such as clove oil, may accelerate trace and are just prone to seizing your soap mix. If you are not careful, you will wind up with soap on a stick! The only way to avoid seizing is to be consistent with your homemade soap recipe and always test any odor or additives. If the odor is the issue, try placing it in the oils , then add the lye rather than waiting until trace. Do the same process with different additives like oatmeal or honey. Keep good notes for future reference.
Essential Oils Warning!
Essential oils include bioactive ingredients. This means they contain natural compounds that interact with biological systems. They’re potent chemicals and should be used with caution! Never use considerable quantities of essential oils externally, or internally. Never use them directly. They need to always be diluted in carrier oil, or soap, cream, or other buffering agent. Finally, never use them without understanding exactly what their bioactive compounds are known to do.