Clove Oil Preparation Tips: How Do You Make Clove Oil

You cannot obtain clove oil by adding ground cloves to oil as this would essentially give you clove flavoured oil. Clove oil is extracted from clove buds through steam distillation. I would suggest that you do not try to do this yourself as the process is extremely precise, tedious and complicated. In addition to this, you would also need to be familiar with distillation, extraction and micro scale techniques. You will need to purchase the equipment required for the distillation including a Bunsen burner, Pasteur Pipettes and an Erlenmeyer flask.

Clove oil is a natural antiseptic that has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is an essential oil obtained from the Bud of the clove flower.

Clove oil is used mainly as a home remedy for relief from a toothache or related dental problems. It is also used widely in the treatment of various respiratory illnesses including the common cough and cold as well as sinus problems and bronchitis. It is generally used as part of the steam inhalation process. Cove oil is also added to food to improve digestion and relieve gas. Due to its anti-parasitic and antimicrobial properties, it can be used effectively in the treatment of acne, warts and other skin parasites. Clove oil can be purchased over the counter at most pharmacies and health food stores.

answered by M W

It is fairly easy to make clove oil at home. However, please do remember that you should not be using this oil for any purpose other than for simple home remedies. If medically recommended, it is always safer, better and easier to go out and buy clove oil from the market. You will find it in the essential oils section of any natural or organic food store. It may seem to be quite expensive, but the concentration of commercially made clove oil is so high that you will not really need to use more than a drop or two at most times.

In order to make clove oil at home, you will need to have fresh cloves. If you have fresh cloves, then use four for this recipe. If you have old cloves, you should use six. Semi crush the cloves and put them in a small container. Pour in enough olive oil to cover them and let this stand for about a week. If you have the luxury of time, let it stand for longer. Remember that the longer it steeps, the stronger the oil will become. If you plan on steeping it for more than a month, after 15 days, pour in a little more oil. Do remember that this will give you very highly concentrated oil. Strain the oil before using it.

answered by G M

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