Clove essential oil


(Syzygium aromaticum)

topical aromatic

Clove essential oil is used aromatically and topically  while Clove Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

Clove is an important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, and has a scent that is very warm and inviting.   Clove is the perfect scent for fall and winter – it reminds me of Thanksgiving, Mulled cider, crisp nights, and Christmas.  It comes from the flower buds of the evergreen tree and the buds resemble small nails or tacks.   Always dilute Clove when using topically.

clove topical

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Enjoy this festive fall scent in your own sugar scrub by combining 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 3/4 cup sugar and your favorite oils.  Combine Clove with complimentary oils such as Cinnamon, Orange, or Ginger.
  2. Add a single drop to your toothbrush when brushing your teeth to promote fresh, clean breath!
  3. Clove is a warming oil and is therefore a great oil to use for a warming massage.
  4. Diffuse Clove any time of year to enjoy it’s spicy scent.  Try diffusing it with Frankincense and orange.
  5. Add clove to a spritzer bottle with water and alcohol and use it to spritz up your potpourri.  Feeling adventurous?  Make your own potpourri using dried fruits, dried flower heads or petals, pine cones and wood chips.  Combine Clove with Cassia, Vetiver, Orange, Cinnamon, Ginger and spritz on potpourri as needed for a wonderfully fall scent.  This makes a GREAT Christmas gift!


Homemade Potpourri suggestions:

  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Dried apple, lemon or orange slices.  Slice thin and bake @ 200° for 2 hours.  Read more about drying fruit here.
  • Dried orange peels
  • Pine cones
  • Bay leaves
  • Whole Cloves
  • Whole nutmeg
  • Dried flower petals or flower heads (dry by hanging upside down)
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Shell nuts such as almonds, chestnuts or walnuts
  • Vanilla bean pods
  • Pine branches
  • Acorns
  • Dried tree bark or wood chips
  • Dried cranberries
  • Optional: Orris root powder – this helps the scent to last longer.  Orris powder can readily be found on
  1. Make sure that all ingredients are completely dry.  this can be accomplished by heating them in the oven at a very low temperature or by placing them in a warm corner of your house for a couple of weeks.  Be sure to choose a mix that not only smells nice, but has an appealing texture and color as well.
  2. Mix your potpourri using any combination you choose, add a Tbsp of orris powder and 2-3 drops of each essential oil.  Mix.
  3. Store in airtight container for 2-3 weeks.  Add to a decorative bowl and enjoy.
  4. Alternatively, add one cup of potpourri mixture to a pot of water on the stove to infuse the home with your scent.

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*Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

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