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Clove Bud

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General Properties of Clove Bud Essential Oil

  • analgesic
  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • carminative
  • disinfectant
  • insecticidal
Origin: Madagascar. Steam distilled from the unopened flower buds. Base note.

Description of Clove Bud Essential Oil

Clove Bud essential oil is steam distilled from the buds of a tree. Some of the countries of origin include Madagascar, the Philippines, as well as the West and East Indies. Some of Clove Bud essential oil's active constituents are eugenol, eugenyl acetate and caryophyllene.

Clove essential oil is an antibiotic, antiseptic and an analgesic. It is a good essential oil for the prevention of infections and disease (disinfectant, anti-infectious). It is historically used for sterilizing surgical instruments and as a treatment for toothache - many people associate the smell of cloves with the dentist!

When mixed in small quantities into a massage oil, Clove Bud essential oil is helpful with any muscular and articular pains in the body. It must be kept in mind that this oil, as with cinnamon essential oil, can be a skin irritant and therefore must be treated with extreme caution.

Clove Bud essential oil is great blended into a room spray to help clean the air of any airborne germs, as it is an antiseptic as well!

Clove essential oil blends well with Basil essential oil, Black Pepper essential oil, Cinnamon essential oil, Citronella essential oil, Grapefruit essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Nutmeg essential oil, Orange essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Rose essential oilor Rosemary essential oil.

Specific Cautions for Clove Bud Essential Oil

This oil is very potent. Do not use in the bath as it may irritate the skin and mucous membranes. Avoid during pregnancy and on children under 3 years old.

References about Clove Bud Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for Clove Bud Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.