A clove oil bottle and a couple of cloves on a table
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How to Make Clove Oil: Easy Steps

Your handy toothache remedy!
Prep Time10 mins
Passive Time12 d
Total Time12 d 10 mins
Course: Oil
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: clove oil
Servings: 1 small jar


  • 8-10 pieces cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil (extra virgin)


  • Carefully put the clove pieces into a glass jar.
    A close up of wooden spoon filled with dried cloves
  • Pour olive oil into the glass jar and close its lid.
    Pouring oil from a bottle in a bowl
  • Shake the glass jar and let it steep for 1-2 weeks. Every day shake the jar at least once so that the ingredients mix well.
  • Strain the oil into an airtight container using a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth.
  • Use the oil immediately or store it in a dark dry place.
    A clove oil bottle and a couple of cloves on a table


You may also use grounded clove oil but then strain the oil accordingly.
You can store the oil up to 4 months and it won't get rancid.
The potency of the oil depends on the number of cloves used, so use them with caution.