Clove oil is a natural remedy commonly used to relieve toothache and other dental problems. It is effective because of its high eugenol content, which works as a natural painkiller and antimicrobial. It's possible to buy clove oil at most health food stores, but it's also easy and inexpensive to make your own.
Gather a few tablespoons of whole cloves and a dark glass container. You can use a small jar with a lid or a larger one with a stopper. Fill the jar with carrier oil until the cloves are submerged. Then, seal the jar and set it aside. The cloves will soak up the carrier oil and produce a powerful essential oil in the process.
Once the soaking period is over, strain the mixture to remove the cloves and the remaining oil. Pour the clove oil into a small jar and place it in a cool, dark location where it can be stored for up to five years.
For a quick fix, you can use the clove oil by dabbing it on your gums as needed to reduce pain. It's also a great addition to a mouthwash or toothpaste, helping to kill bacteria and freshen breath. It's a great alternative to chemical mouthwashes, which can contain harsh ingredients and are not good for your teeth. Clove oil is also an excellent choice for aromatherapy, and can be mixed with other oils to create soothing blends that are good for insomnia or stress.