Clove Bud Oil, Some Uses

Clove Bud Oil, Some Uses

Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) was a traditional ingredient in ancient Egyptian fragrances. It adds a mysterious, woody, oriental   aspect to mood perfumes.

Aromatic influences: Sense of healing, improved memory, protection, and courage. Dynamic, fiery, and energizing.

Combines well with:

Orange, Tangerine, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Geranium, Cinnamon Bark, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Coriander,  Lavender, Clary Sage, Bay Leaf, Red Mandarin

Ways to use it

  • Keep a small pot of simmering water on your stove. Add a few drops of Clove Bud oil to it to warm up the scent of the room on a cold wintery day. Can also add Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, and any of the citrus oils for a nice festive scent.
  • Add 1 drop Clove Bud and 1 drop Cinnamon to a cup of hot chocolate right before drinking it to add a little spice. Can also add to your morning coffee.
  • Do not use neat if you have very sensitive skin. Use no more than 3 drops in the bath and no more than 2 percent in massage oils.
  • G.R.A.S.
  • Great for toothaches in an emergency, as it works as an anesthetic. Put a drop on a cotton swab and rub into the sore area. It will relieve the pain for a few hours.
  • Small amounts added to massage oils can help with stiff, aching muscles and rheumatic joint pain.
  • Helps relieve flatulence and stimulates digestion.
  • Use with Frankincense on feet to help combat the taste of the Frankincense.
  • Is a subtle energy tonic.
  • Add 1 drop of Clove Bud with 2 drops of Cinnamon Bark to your morning oatmeal for a little extra spice.
  • To strengthen mental weakness and relieve feelings of inadequacy, vaporize 3 drops Clove Bud and 3 drops Tangerine.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Clove Bud oil. To check for more, you can click on Clove Bud in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it, particularly because Clove Bud is a hot oil. You really want to make sure your skin can handle it.

Mist Spray for Alertness While Studying

  • 50 drops Clove Bud
  • 50 drops Pine
  • 50 drops Spearmint
  • 25 drops Lemon
  • 4 ounces pure water

Spray in your room to keep you awake and alert when studying. You can also mix up the blend of just the oils in a dark colored glass bottle and use in a diffuser. (9)

Studying studentMassage Oil for Studying for Exams

  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Clove Bud
  • 5 drops Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Before studying, massage formula into back of neck and shoulders. On the day of the exam, apply a few drops of the formula to a cotton ball inside a plastic bag, seal it up, take it with you and inhale the aroma deeply before going in to the exam. (9)

Spicy Air Freshener

  • 25 drops Marjoram
  • 25 drops Sage
  • 25 drops Spearmint
  • 25 drops Clove Bud
  • 20 drops Patchouli
  • 4 ounces of pure water.

Put all ingredients into a 4 ounce fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before using every time. Spray the mist into the air of the room. (9)

 Improve Blood Flow to Aching Muscles

  • 2 drops Clove Bud
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 6 drops Red Mandarin
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Mix together and massage into the affected areas 2 – 3 times a day. (10)

Boost Immune System

  • 2 drops Clove Bud
  • 4 drops Cardamom
  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Mix together and massage into chest, back of neck and shoulders. (10)


Other suggestions

Here is what some of our friends are saying about it on facebook:

  • SP: “I like to use it for toothaches, and inflammation. And they also say it help for quitting smoking.”
  • DRW: “I use it for sore throats and in my own immune defense blend.”
  • PBB: “My mom uses a drop or two in her hot tea in the morning for macular degeneration.”
  • PS: “Gargle in warm water 3 x’s at least per day at the first sign of strep – 3 days – gone.”
  • NC: “Joint pain.”
  • CF: “I make my own Thieves Oil with it :-)”

And finally,

What do you like to do with Clove Bud oil? How do you like to use it? Please share in the comment section below. We love to hear what you have to say!


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding




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