Many people will tell you that clove oil is the best thing to be found anywhere. It does have a few side effects on the skin, though. Let’s take a look at some of the more common ones.
First, clove oil is rather drying. When it comes to drying out your skin, there is no other oil or product on the market that can come close to the amount of drying power that clove oil has. To get even better results, though, you need to use the oil more often.
Second, clove oil is mildly volatile. While this is not a particularly large problem, it can cause problems if you are trying to extract it from the tree. Some extraction processes can actually cause the contents of the pod to turn rancid, which would be bad for you.
Third, clove oil has a distinct odor. This is less noticeable when used as a topical treatment, but it can be an annoyance for people who don’t want to take the risk of inhaling it. While you do want to make sure you get clove oil from a reliable source, using it in creams or body sprays can be just as bad.
Fourth, clove oil has a strong odor. If you have sensitive skin, this may be a big issue. Don’t allow anyone to give you a product with clove oil and do not attempt to use it on your face or arms. Use it as a natural soap and just leave it on your head.
Fifth, clove oil can have a few side effects on the skin. Most people will tell you that this isn’t a big deal, though. Afew individuals will react badly to the smell, however. While they should be able to take care of it themselves, don’t try to cover it up.
Sixth, clove oil does not contain any essential fatty acids. While many people would never think of drinking clove juice, there are some studies that support this idea. The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that it contains some of the best and most natural compounds. Don’t ignore this fact if you are trying to get the most benefit out of clove oil.
Seventh, clove oil can leave an oily residue. While this isn’t something that can be avoided completely, it is something that can be minimized. Always apply the oil on a dry, clean area first.
Eighth, clove oil is a natural preservative. Some people believe that oils are too strong of a preservative, and that they should be left out to spoil. While they might not be able to get the best results with clove oil, they should still be used in moderation.
Ninth, clove oil is a natural cleansing agent. Clove oil has long been used as a natural cleanser and conditioner. It can help eliminate blackheads and blemishes while clearing your skin of old dirt and debris.
Just remember, though, that clove oil is not really a miracle substance. There are many other products available that contain more effective ingredients.
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