As the days grow shorter and cooler, everything seems to turn up apple cider and pumpkin spice. Typically taking a back seat to the much more popular cinnamon, the strong and spicy clove has a few months to shine.
But as an essential oil, clove deserves attention all year round. Distilled from the buds of and evergreen tree in the Myrtaceae family, the oil smells nearly identical to the spice. Clove is best known for its use in oral care, able to relieve toothache and dry socket pain. Research has also shown that clove can help slow dental erosion just as well as fluoride, making this a natural and safe alternative to the chemical.
Clove oil also works great as a digestive aid, immune booster, and a powerful antibacterial. But here at The Hippie Homesteader, we celebrate clove oil for its amazing skin care properties. Rich in antioxidants clove helps with sagging skin and wrinkles and because of its natural antibacterial properties, the oil can help prevent acne. That is why you will find clove essential oil in our Skin Rejuvenating Series Facial Bar and Targeted Serum. Both items are a great way to incorporate clove into your skin care routine!