About Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove oil is extremely warming, like it’s culinary cousin cinnamon, and has many of the same functions in aromatherapy. Applied topically in extremely low dilution and with the help of other oils, clove oil assists in restoring ease and comfort to tired, fatigued or overworked bodies.
This stimulating oil can be used for increasing the appetite. Also when used in vapor therapy it can assist with common and passing troubles caused by a cold, wet winter. Clove’s familiar aroma will help establish the comfort and ease of home and hearth when diffused.
Clove oil has long held a place in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is used in conditions of cold due to a deficiency of yang energy. Because of clove oils extremely heating nature, any aromatherapist will use it cautiously.
Clove Bud Essential Oil Profile
This organic oil from Madagascar has the true fragrance of fresh clove buds. Our oil is steam-distilled from the flower buds that are harvested unopened, then dried in preparation for distillation.
How to Use Clove Bud Essential Oil
Other Ways to Use Clove Bud Essential Oil
Note: Please see safety guidelines for clove oil before use.
- Clove oil should never be applied directly to the skin as it is extremely dermo-caustic.
- It can be applied in dilution or blends for massage, or used in a diffuser.
- Clove can be used properly diluted in dental care routines, for improving digestion and to increase alertness. Clove has also been used as an insect repellant: simply add to a mister bottle and spray as needed.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Clove Bud Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Odor: Spicy, warm slightly fruity; rich and penetrating
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to Strong
- Dry-out: sweet, spicy
- Blends Well With: spice and herb oils such as basil, ginger; citrus and floral oils like rose geranium and jasmine; also agarwood, frankincense, sandalwood, ylang-ylang and rose.
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Safety Considerations for Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove oil is a mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer. Use only in very low dilution (less than 0.5%). Do not apply directly to delicate skin or near eyes or mucous membranes, even in dilution. Caution- clove oil is dermotoxic. Some people are very sensitive to clove essential oil. Do not take clove essential oil internally.
Interesting Clove Bud Essential Oil Information
As a spice, clove has been long traded for culinary curries and for flavoring warm beverages. Because one of clove oils main chemicals is eugenol, which was credited to produce analgesic effects, it has been used traditionally in oral care and dentistry. Today clove oil is used as a flavoring component of toothpastes and other medicines.
- Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum
- Family: Myrtaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Clove Bud Essential Oil
- Origin: Madagascar
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Flower bud
- Color: Pale yellow to yellowish brown
- Consistency: Mobile
- Yield: 4.5%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)