Toothache is hell, it’s a pain we have all been familiar with at one time or another in our lives. There are all sorts of old wives tales and remedies for toothache. One that really works is clove oil.
Clove oil for toothache. We’ve all heard of that one, this wondrous substance acts as an anesthetic and soothes the pain when toothache gets the better of you and you can’t get to a dentist right away. I always remember there being a tiny bottle of clove oil in the bathroom cabinet, the smell of it comes clearly to mind when I think of it right now. Actually the thought of toothache comes to mind too and that’s not a good image.
Okay so we have established that clove oil for toothache is a good thing. But what if you don’t just happen to have one of those natty little bottles in the house?
Why not make your own clove oil.
Here’s how to make your own clove oil for toothache
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Using a mortar and pestle
- Simply crush a teaspoon of whole cloves with a tablespoon of olive oil.
How to use it
Use a cotton bud to dip into the oil and press on to the sore gum/tooth area. Cloves are a great natural painkiller.
Don’t use this on babies who are teething or young children as it is too strong.
Disclaimer – like all my recipes and home hints use your own judgement and common sense. I am not responsible for your reactions to this. It is an old recipe and has worked for me.