Need a great additive for homemade toothache remedies? Cloves have been used for thousands of years as a natural, topical anesthetic (pain reducer) because it numbs the skin layers. Cloves are also antiseptic, and germicidal. Best yet, this product is food grade, so it can be used in the kitchen as well as in beauty care recipes. It will also pass a scent and coloring if you use it your soap recipes.
Use wisely when taking internally, cloves are designed to be used in small amounts - it is never recommended for high internal doses. Because this is the "whole" herb, you can steep this into water or oil making an infusion of either. Strain the juice and use in your beauty care recipe.