Clove Bud Eugenia Caryophyllata – The Oil of Clear Boundaries
Clove supports individuals in letting go of victim mentality. Victims feel overly influenced by other people and outside circumstances. They perceive themselves as powerless to change their life situations. Clove essential oil helps individuals to stand up for themselves, be proactive, and feel capable of making their own decisions, regardless of others’ opinions or responses. Clove essential oil gives the pushover the courage to say “no.” It ignites the inner soul-fire and can assist anytime there has been damage to the Self, related to childhood pain, trauma or abuse.
Clove essential oil is especially helpful for breaking free of patterns of abuse by restoring the victim’s sense of Self and helping them regain the strength to stand up for their needs.
(Excerpt taken from Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing)
Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, creates a very stimulating and energizing aroma that can be used as a warming massage oil. As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavor to any dish or dessert. One drop can help promote fresh breath!
Plant Part: Bud Extraction Method: Steam distillation Aromatic Description: Very spicy, warm, woody with subnote of leather Main Chemical Components: Eugenol
Cosmetic • Add one drop to toothbrush before applying toothpaste. • Combine with dōTERRA SPA Hand and Body Lotion for a skin-warming lotion. • Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply topically for a soothing massage. • Place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a fresh mouth rinse. • Combine two drops Clove, two drops Tea Tree, and honey for a clarifying face mask. Food • In place of dry clove, use to taste when baking treats. Household • Combine two drops Clove, Cinnamon, and Tangerine with water in a spray bottle for a pleasant room spray.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 120 mL of liquid. Topical use: When used topically, dilute 1 drop with 5-10 drops of carrier oil to minimize skin sensitivity.
dōTERRA delicious Winter Vegetable Soup
Ingredients: • 2 onions, chopped • 3 carrots, chopped • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon organic extra-virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon organic ground cumin • 1 drop dōTERRA Coriander essential oil • 1 drop dōTERRA Black Pepper essential oil • 1 drop dōTERRA Basil essential oil • 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon • 6 cups vegetable stock • 2 cups water • 1 small cauliflower, chopped • 1 3/4 cups organic soup mix • 400g can organic diced tomatoes • 2 tablespoons tomato paste • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped • juice of 1 lemon Method:
1. Combine onions, carrots, garlic, oil, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and coriander in a slow cooker.
2. Add stock, water, cauliflower, essential oils, soup mix, tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until well combined.
3. Cover and cook until the legumes are tender, 4 to 5 hours on High or 8 to 10 hours on Low.
4. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in spinach.
5. Just before serving, stir in coriander and lemon juice.
6. Enjoy this chunky style vegetable soup with some warm crusty bread, yum!
7. You can blend the soup once cooked if you like a smoother consistency.
8. Re-heat and serve.