CLOVE bud (Flower Buds) Eugenia caryophyllata
Clove oil has a warm, strong, spicy smell and the oil is colourless to pale yellow. Although Clove oil is a very potent oil that should be used with great care in aromatherapy, it does have wonderful properties – from stimulating the mind and lifting depression, to aiding digestion, relieving pain in arthritis and rheumatism, easing respiratory problems and assisting leg ulcers.
It soothes and relaxes the digestive system when used to massage the abdomen, effective against vomiting, diarrhoea, flatulence, spasms and parasites, as well as bad breath. It is a natural analgesic and antiseptic used primarily in dentistry for its main ingredient eugenol.
Clove oil can be used for acne, bruises, burns and cuts, keeping infection at bay and as a pain reliever. It helps with toothache, mouth sores, rheumatism and arthritis.
Clove oil is valuable for relieving respiratory problems, like bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis. The disinfecting property is useful in cases of infectious diseases.
Placing a few drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and then placing the cotton ball in a linen cupboard will not only fragrance the cupboard, but will help to keep fish moths at bay.
Clove oil blends well with
It blends well with Basil, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Ginger, Lavender, and Sandalwood.
The therapeutic properties of clove oil are analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic, carminative, anti-infectious, disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic, uterine and tonic.
Our Clove Bud Essential Oil, originates from India is, extracted by steam, distillation from the buds.
The main chemical components of clove oil are Eugenol (70 to 80%), β-caryophyllene (2 to 7%), eugenyl acetate (8 to 15%).
Clove bud Essential Oil is very potent oil and should be used with care. If it is used in oil, lotion or cream applied to the skin, the concentration should be well below 1%.
It may cause irritation to the skin of some individuals and can easily irritate the mucus membranes. It should be avoided during pregnancy.
Safety: All clove oils can cause skin and mucous membrane irritation, clove bud and stem oil may cause dermatitis in some individuals. Use in moderation only in low dilution (less than 1 per cent).