1. Clove Oil
Since ancient times, people have used clove oil to relieve pain. Fortunately, this Stone Age method is also perfectly applicable to today’s world. Indeed, it is one of the most often suggested plant extracts by professional dentists.
Why is clove oil effective?
What makes clove oil so special for aches and pains? It all has to do with the fact that it contains eugenol. Now, eugenol is a compound known for its antiseptic (antimicrobial), antibacterial, and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects.
Tips Before Starting
- Clove essential oil is very potent. So, it is best to dilute it with a carrier oil like olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil.
- Before trying this method, conduct a patch test first. In other words, place a small bit of the solution onto a small patch of skin to test for any adverse (negative) reactions.
- Do not to use this solution on broken or bleeding skin, as it can irritate that area further.
What You’ll Need
- Clove oil or ground cloves
- Carrier oil (olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, etc.)
- Cotton ball or cotton swab
- Container to mix oils
How to Use Clove Oil for Toothaches
In order to apply this remedy:
- Squeeze a couple of drops of clove oil or a pinch of ground cloves (which is less effective) into a teaspoon of the carrier oil.
- Then, using a cotton ball or cotton swab, apply the solution to the irritated area.
- Reapply the solution every 2 to 3 hours for continuous relief.
Of course, clove isn’t the only herb you can use to find toothache relief…