Why Clove Oil?

Written by Bryn O'Reilly Design


Posted on January 13 2021

If you have taken the time to read our ingredients you would have noticed clove oil, but why? 

Clove oil holds great importance in East Asia for its many health benefits used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine. Known for its high antimicrobial,  anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, and stimulating properties it has been used for many ailments. It is used as an antiseptic and pain reliever for toothaches and mouth healing. 

Even with many medical advances in dentistry clove is still admired for its ability to relieve these pains. But what makes it so effective for toothaches and gum pain?

Studies have confirmed that one of the main active ingredients in clove is benzocaine, the same stuff they use to numb you at the dentist office before inserting a needle. A study also tested the difference between using benzocaine and clove oil and found they both provided similar amounts of relief compared to the placebo gel. These findings may lead to the replacement of benzocaine with the natural clove oil.  

You may be wondering why we use this in everyday oral care products.

Clove oil can also help prevent tooth decalcification by slowing the erosion effects of acidic food and drinks. Using our Pulling Oil Mouthwash that contains clove oil in the morning and evening will provide a consistent coating on clove oil on your teeth for re-mineralization. 

Lastly, it helps prevent bad breath and promotes gum health by helping to kill bad bacteria in our mouths that leave stinky odors and irritate gums. According to one study, many bad bacterias in our mouths cannot develop a tolerance for clove oil as they can for antibiotics. This means we can continue to fight these microorganisms with the same intensity each and every day making it a little easier to control. 

Check the ingredients of our Pulling Oil Mouthwash that comes in a variety of flavors including, Super Mint, Fennel Anise, and Rose Clove Mint. 

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