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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Use Of Clove Essential Oil in Aromatherapy

Clove essential oil is complex - in that there is clove bud, clove leaf and clove stem essential oils to choose from! However, in aromatherapy, clove bud essential oil is the more commonly used because of the slightly less 'toxicity' of its chemical make-up. It contains the active ingredient of eugenol which is responsible for some of the cautions associated in the use of clove essential oil.

Clove bud essential oil is used in aromatherapy and has strong antiseptic properties, amongst others. Although caution should be used when using clove essential oil, used in low dilutions (of less than 1%), clove oil can be used safely and effectively to treat a number of problems.

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