Cloves are most notably grown in India and Indonesia. Often the herb is used to flavor food and in oral care to reduce pain. When applied to the skin or lips, clove oil educes a pleasant warming sensation. Clove oil contains analgesic, antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties speculated to reduce symptoms of infection, redness, irritation and inflammation. When used in topical creams or ointments, clove oil has illustrated the ability to alleviate signs of acne, skin lesions and eye sties. In addition, bugs loathe the smell of cloves, so this essential oil acts as a potent natural repellent for mosquitoes and other insects.