On my quest to find lovely Essential Oil blends for my Indian Head Massages, the blends are being used and enjoyed and so far have continued to be a hit, I always make sure that my clients have the blend of their choice at the time of the Indian Head Massage – I know there are some clients that favour a particular one, so I incorporate that Essential Oil to their blend for their regular IHM Treatment, I like to make sure that it is a personal choice and that the reason that particular blend has been chosen will then enhance and benefit the IHM to the clients enjoyment, relaxation and well being! We will always discuss the type of blend you may wish to use for your treatment and when contraindications show, we use an alternative that is still uplifting and aids the wellbeing, this is why it is essential we discuss any type of health issue/allergy.
*It is also recommended that the clients don’t go home and shower immediately but try to leave the oils on their hair/body for as long as possible furthering the Essential Oils beneficial properties….
I have many people asking about oils that are good for pain relief, such as arthiritis, shoulder problems etc… there are many oils that can and do aid pain relief…..and I try to make blends that will suit “pain” which is a very broad spectrum but by having one or two blends that may help at hand it gives clients a chance to try and see if indeed they like the blend. As I have said previously if you let me know prior to your appointment I will make a blend especially for you. I blend Essential Oils that are beneficial to the balance of your wellbeing and some may not like the particular scent of a blend but remember, they have been blended to help ease ailments.
Please also remember all the EO blends I make are applied topically and have a base oil, again it helps me to know if you have any allergies to plants/nuts prior to our appointment.
The Essential Oil in the bottle for the start of a New Year is……
Clove Bud Oil
Clove oil is an essential oil that’s derived from clove trees. The clove tree, known as Syzygium aromaticum, is native to Southeast Asia, although today you may find it growing in other locations too.
Clove oil is produced by distilling the dried flower buds that are collected from the clove tree. Other parts of the tree, such as the stem and leaves, may also be used. It has a strong, spicy aroma, has been used for centuries in varietyof applications.
While many different chemicals have been identified in clove oil, a compound called eugenol is one of the primary components.The health benefits of clove oil include treating a variety of skin issues, toothache, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress, and blood impurities.
The benefits can be attributed to its anesthetic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulating properties. The most important and common use of clove oil is in dental care. Various kinds of toothpaste, mouthwashes, and oral care medications contain this oil as an important ingredient.
Clove oil has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Pain Relief
- Bacterial Infection
- Fungal Infection
- Viral Skin Infection
- Gum Disease
- Muscle Pain
- Tired Limbs
- Stomach Cramp
- Abdominal Spasm
Benefits of Clove Bud Essential Oil
When applied to the skin, clove oil may be effective at relieving itching and promoting healing.
When used for aromatherapy purposes, clove bud oil helps to stimulate the brain. The scent makes you more attentive and can even make you feel more energetic than you normally would.
Moisturizes Dry Skin and Helps Other Skin Problems
Clove oil for dry skin is a great natural remedy. The best way to take advantage of this treatment is to get the oil in liquid form and spread it on your skin with a clean rag. It’s also used in many products that are made specifically for helping lessen the appearance of stretch marks, baggy eyes and puffy skin.
Cloves are ideal for helping relieve the pain of bunions and warts. Simply applying the oil to the skin can be a great way to soothe nerve pain as well.
Clove bud oil is often used as the active ingredient to soothe the itching and burning typically associated with coming in contact with poison oak or poison ivy.
Improves Blood Circulation
Clove bud oil is used in Tiger Balm to help improve circulation. Since this specialty balm is used to soothe muscle aches and pains, cloves are the active ingredient that helps the blood flow through the area and help reduce the pain. Because it helps improve circulation, clove oil is ideal for reducing the pain and discomfort typically associated with tension headaches.
Reduces Stomach Pain
Cloves have been used to soothe stomach pain for centuries. It helps to calm the nerves and aid in digestion in case you eat something that doesn’t agree with you. Put a couple drops of the oil in a beverage to use it for stomach pain purposes.
*PLEASE NOTE: ENSURE THE OIL IS OF FOOD GRADE BEFORE INGESTING*
The warming effect of clove oil helps increase blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair follicles, thus boosting hair growth. It can help prevent hair loss, promote healthy hair growth, and treat balding. I have great recipe for your IHM if you are looking to help hair growth – let me know prior to booking!
Clove oil has a warming effect on the body and a spicy fragrance, which immediately refreshes the senses. Topical application or ingestion in a diluted form can help remove mental exhaustion and fatigue. Because of its anti-inflammatory nature, clove oil can be mixed with carrier oils and used as a massage oil, which helps lower stress and tension in the body.
Clove oil can have a strong burning sensation if used in large quantities. It is always advisable to use small amounts of any essential oil and to be careful when using it on children if you have never used it before.
The side effects of clove oil could include:
- Allergy & toxic effects: An excess dose may cause allergic reactions or toxic effects due to its eugenol content.
- Intestinal problems: It can cause intestinal discomfort, primarily in children.
- Low blood sugar levels: This oil can cause blood sugar to drop. So people with diabetes should be cautious.
- Bleeding disorders: People with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia or those taking blood-thinning medications should avoid this oil.
Pregnant women and those who are nursing should not use clove oil, as it is not clear whether this strong compound passes to the infant in the breast milk. Also, patients should stop taking the oil before a surgery or a dental procedure as it can increase the risk of bleeding.
I look forward to using Clove Bud Oil in some new blends this year!
* This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Holistically Yours disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.