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Clove Oil

Clove Oil

Eugenia caryophyllata


Known for its ability to cleanse teeth and gums, Clove essential oil is also a stimulating and energizing oil that produces a warm, woody aroma.



Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health when taken internally.† As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavor to any dish or dessert while providing internal health benefits.† One drop can clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.



  • Add one drop to toothpaste to clean teeth and gums.
  • Place one drop in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.
  • Take in veggie capsules to support cardiovascular health.

Directions For Use

Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop 2 fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute 1 drop essential oil with 10 drops carrier oil. See additional precautions below.



Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, face, and sensitive areas.


Primary Benefits

  • Has powerful antioxidant benefits when taken internally†
  • Soothing, warm aroma
  • Helps clean teeth and gums

Aromatic Description

Spicy, warm, woody

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, β-caryophyllene

Rich in antioxidants, Clove essential oil is often used for its internal benefits* and as a flavoring. This powerful spice essential oil aids digestion and cardiovascular health when used internally.* When diffused, it creates a warm and invigorating aroma.

Usage Tips:

  • Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to gums for a soothing effect. Apply one drop of Clove to your toothbrush with toothpaste to clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.
  • Place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.
  • Combine with doTERRA Hand & Body Lotion for a warming massage.
  • Diffuse three drops of Clove, two drops of Cinnamon, and one drop of Wild Orange for an invigorating scent.
  • Place 2–3 drops in a doTERRA Veggie Cap and take internally to support health.*

What Is Clove Essential Oil Made From?

Clove essential oil can be made from the blossoms, branches, or leaves of the tree. The highest quality and most potent clove oil comes from the blossoms, due to the rich concentration of eugenol contained in the buds. Eugenol gives Clove essential oil its energizing fragrance and a variety of benefits. Essential oil from the stem and leaves of the clove tree is more plentiful, and therefore considerably cheaper, but does not have the same potency. doTERRA Clove essential oil is steam distilled in Madagascar from clove blossoms for maximum potency and efficacy.

Can I Use Clove Essential Oil In My Mouth?

Clove essential oil is most well-known for its oral hygiene benefits and it is commonly used in dental practice to soothe teeth and gums. Since Clove is a hot oil, remember that it should always be diluted. To make a natural mouthwash, place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.

What Is Clove Oil Used For?

Clove essential oil has a long list of internal benefits.* When ingested, it supports the stomach and gastrointestinal tract and helps enhance the absorption of important nutrients.* It may also help support the nervous system, cardiovascular health, and a healthy inflammatory response when used internally.*

How Do You Use Clove Essential Oil?

To take Clove internally, take a drop in water or in a veggie capsule daily. The oil is also used in cooking and baking, and is featured in many recipes, like gingerbread and pumpkin spice. Just a drop adds a spicy flavor while providing internal health benefits.* Clove essential oil is also popularly used in massage for its warming sensation.

Where Does Clove Come From?

Native to the legendary Spice Islands of Indonesia, the clove tree, Eugenia caryophyllata, is a large flowering tree with a warm, spicy, and woody fragrance that naturally repels insects. Prized since ancient times in China and India, Cloves became popular in Europe during the middle ages.

Clove blends well with Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Ginger, Cassia, Fennel, and Cedarwood.



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