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Household Uses For Clove Essential Oil

Dried clove buds

There are many interesting uses for specific essential oils. Oil of the clove plant can have many health benefits when used correctly. Continue reading to find out more about how clove essential oil can be helpful around the house.

The difference between clove bud and clove leaf essential oil

The main difference between clove bud essential oil and clove leaf essential oil lies in the part of the clove plant from which each oil is extracted and the chemical composition they contain.

Extraction: Clove bud essential oil is extracted from the flower buds of the clove plant (Syzygium aromaticum). Clove leaf essential oil is derived from the leaves of the clove plant.

Chemical Composition: Clove bud oil is rich in eugenol, a phenolic compound that contributes to its characteristic spicy and warm aroma. Eugenol is known for its antimicrobial and analgesic properties. While clove leaf oil also contains eugenol, its composition may differ slightly from clove bud oil. It tends to have a higher percentage of eugenol acetate.

Aroma: Clove bud oil has a sweet and spicy aroma and is commonly used in aromatherapy for its warming and stimulating qualities. Clove leaf oil has a slightly different aroma compared to clove bud oil, with a fresher and more herbaceous scent.

Uses: Clove bud oil is often used for its various therapeutic benefits, including dental care, pain relief, and as an immune system booster. Clove leaf essential oil shares some similar uses with clove bud oil, such as its antimicrobial properties. However, due to its different aroma profile, it may be preferred in certain blends or formulations.

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Using Clove Essential Oil Around The Home

For temporary relief from toothache or gum pain, dilute clove oil with a carrier oil and apply a small amount to the affected area. Consult with a dentist for persistent issues.

Create a natural air freshener by diffusing clove essential oil in your home. Its warm and spicy aroma can help eliminate unpleasant odors and create a cozy atmosphere, especially during colder seasons.

Diffusing clove oil may also contribute to a cleaner indoor environment due to its antimicrobial properties.

Clove essential oil is known for its potent antifungal activity. The active component responsible for this antifungal activity is eugenol. Use clove essential oil as a cleaning solution to kill mould spores.

At Aromatherapy Clinic we source only the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils. We offer a range of individual essential oils in our online store. If you would like to order an essential oil that isn’t on our list, please contact us and we will do our best to source your desired oil.

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Give The Gift Of Great Quality Sleep

Whether you’re giving a gift to a loved one or treating yourself, nothing beats the gift of quality sleep.

Did you know? Snorers often have disrupted sleep which prevents them from being well rested and waking up feeling refreshed.

Aromatherapy Clinic’s Anti Snoring Blend was designed to help eliminate or reduce snoring to allow you and your loved one achieve restful sleep.

Made in Australia using only natural ingredients the Anti Snoring Blend is an original blend of essential oils created by our aromatherapist, John. Worldwide shipping is available from our location in Sydney, Australia.

How Does It Work?

Each essential oil in the Anti Snoring Blend was selected for its specific properties to combat snoring and also sleep apnoea. We have expertly crafted this essential oil blend so that each ingredient is present in particular quantities, ensuring the efficacy of each batch.

How To Use Anti Snoring Blend:

Simply massage the essential oil into the skin behind each ear about 15-20 minutes before bed. After a few nights you will experience dramatic results. Wake up feeling refreshed and say goodbye to fatigue.

After one week of nightly use you can skip a night or 2 as the essential oils build up in your body.

Try the Anti Snoring Blend risk-free with our 30 day money back guarantee. If it doesn’t work for you, or you don’t like the smell, simply contact us with your proof of purchase and send the product back to us. We will even cover the cost of postage!

We are certain you will absolutely love this life-changing natural remedy for snoring.

Please contact us if you have any questions about any of our original therapeutic essential oil blends.

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Want To Beat Flu Season and Avoid Hay Fever Allergies? Do this!

The powerful natural ingredients of Immune Booster work together to fight respiratory infections. Apply Immune Booster regularly to prevent colds and flu. When you’re already sick, apply the Immune Booster to reduce the length and severity of respiratory illnesses.

If you are suffering from hay fever allergies Immune Booster targets the source of the problem by regulating your body’s immune response.

What Is Immune Booster?

Immune Booster is a mixture of essential oils blended in a carrier oil, ready for application directly onto your skin. It is an original product created by John, the aromatherapist of Aromatherapy Clinic.

Immune Booster bottle and box

When To Use Immune Booster

To prevent colds and flu apply 1-2 times per day especially during cold and flu season.

Combat respiratory infections by applying Immune Booster as soon as you wake up with a sore, scratchy throat.

Manage hay fever allergies with Immune Booster by applying the oil when you are experiencing hay fever symptoms.

How To Use Immune Booster

  1. Apply to the skin of your feet only. The essential oils in this blend are very powerful and can cause skin irritation. The skin around your feet is the thickest skin of the body. If a skin reaction occurs, dilute the Immune Booster with any cold pressed carrier oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or olive oil.
  2. To prevent colds and flu, use 1-2 times per day. For hay fever allergies, apply when hay fever symptoms appear.
  3. Apply the essential oil blend to the skin of your feet and ankles.
  4. Massage the oil well into your ankles, arch of the foot and the crease of the toes (anywhere that your foot does not touch the ground).
  5. Apply socks or slippers to ensure the oil absorbs into your body.

Never suffer through cold and flu season again with our Cold and Flu Season Pack.

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Discontinuing Our Rosewood Body Butter: A Closer Look at the Change

In recent years, rosewood essential oil has faced a scarcity that has left enthusiasts and aromatherapy aficionados wondering about the reasons behind its decline. The primary culprit is the overharvesting and unsustainable logging of rosewood trees, particularly those of the Dalbergia genus, from which the essential oil is extracted.

Rosewood trees, with their fragrant heartwood, are slow-growing and vulnerable to exploitation due to their high demand in various industries, such as cosmetics and perfume. As consumer interest in natural and botanical products surged, so did the demand for rosewood essential oil. This increased demand, coupled with lax regulations and inadequate monitoring of logging practices, led to rampant deforestation and depletion of rosewood populations.

Furthermore, rosewood has become a victim of its own popularity. The exquisite aroma and therapeutic properties of the essential oil have made it a sought-after ingredient, resulting in a surge in demand that has outpaced the trees’ ability to regenerate.

In response to environmental concerns and the need for conservation, regulatory bodies have imposed restrictions on the harvesting and trade of rosewood. International agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), aim to protect rosewood and other endangered species from unsustainable exploitation.

While the scarcity of rosewood essential oil is undoubtedly disheartening, it underscores the importance of sustainable and ethical sourcing practices in the aromatherapy industry. As consumers, we play a pivotal role in promoting the conservation of botanical resources by choosing products derived from responsibly managed sources.

Due to the increased price and scarcity of rosewood essential oil Aromatherapy Clinic has made the decision to discontinue our natural Rosewood Body Butter. We will continue to produce our other popular body butter product, the incredibly nourishing Hempseed Body Butter with Patchouli and Bergamot. Handmade in Australia, our body butter is packed with vitamin E and all natural ingredients that protect and hydrate the skin. Apply 2-3 times per week after your bath or shower for soft, supple skin. Works a treat on dry elbows, knees and cracked heels.

Jar of moisturizing hemp seed body butter with vitamin E
Aromatherapy Clinic handmade body butter is made in Australia with all natural hempseed oil, Vitamin E, Patchouli and Bergamot essential oils. No artificial fragrances.