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Clove12.09.17- Meredith Liggio
Clove, with its warm, spicy scent can quickly turn your home into a cozy, inviting atmosphere. It comes from the same flower bud that has been used in kitchens for thousands of years. The flower bud and stem are steam distilled to make this powerful oil.
As a child, I remember creating a pomander with cloves and an apple and enjoying the aroma as it spread throughout the house. Today when I want my house smelling like Christmas, I only have to add Clove and Cinnamon Bark to my diffuser.
Historically, cloves were used for skin infections, digestive issues, intestinal parasites, childbirth, and toothaches. The Chinese used cloves for diarrhea, hernia, bad breath, and bronchitis. Common uses today are many, including antifungal, antioxidant, and antiviral. Other possible uses are repelling insects; easing muscle aches, lupus, and tooth abscess; and treating blood clots, fever, and herpes simplex.
Clove Vitality can be taken as a supplement to support overall wellness. It is an integral part of Young Living’s Thieves, ImmuPower, Inner Defense, and Longevity.
Clove Vitality can be used as a substitute for the ground spice in all of your recipes. Add it to gingerbread, cookies and spice cake. Use it in your homemade cider or in your morning oatmeal.
Rub Clove Vitality on your gums around an infected tooth, on your tongue to decrease the desire to smoke, or on the back of your tongue to ease a cough.
Clove Vitality can be applied on Vita Flex Points or directly on the area of concern. Aromatically, it may stimulate memory, create a feeling of protection and courage, or influence healing.
Overall, what is it good for?
- Healthy digestion
- Antifungal, antioxidant, and antiviral
- Toothaches or abscess
- Insect repellent
- Support overall wellness
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- 3 drops clove oil
- 5 drops lavender oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
- 2/3 cup (150ml) white spirits
- 3/4 cup (200ml) water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 fluid ounces boiling water
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces whiskey
- Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
- 1 drop clove essential oil
- 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
- 2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil