Clove Bud Oil: Using clove bud oil for disinfecting (BOOM essential oil blend too!) May 01 2014
Clove bud oil has potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, making it a great choice for use as a disinfectant. It has a very pungent and distinct scent that can be quite overpowering, so it’s best to start with small amounts and add more clove oil depending on how much you like the scent.
How to use clove bud oil to disinfect:
Place a few drops to a steam vaporizer or diffuser to cleanse the air or microbes and dispel odors.
Add 3-5 drops to an unscented liquid soap for an invigorating and disinfecting hand wash.
Place 10-20 drops in a spray bottle and add distilled water. Shake and use as a universal surface cleanser, fabric and room refresher. This solution can also be strengthened for use in cleaning carpets and floors.
For use in exceptionally dirty loads of laundry, add 15-25 drops to an unscented liquid laundry detergent before running a load.
Add a few drops to dishwasher detergent for a natural disinfectant that also leaves your dishes with a crisp scent.
2-3 drops applied directly to an affected surface helps to cut and remove dirty grease and oil.
For grimy bathroom tile, mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with one cup water and 20-30 drops of clove bud oil. Dampen the tiles and use a scrubbing brush or cloth to wipe clean. Repeat 2-3 times as necessary, rinse with warm water, and wipe dry.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.