Clove Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum L.
Plant Part: Buds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the tree Syzygium aromaticum plant. It is a slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Color: Pale yellow to a yellow clear liquid.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: This essential oil smells spicy and rich like actual cloves.
To diffuse Clove essential oil, place three or four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Make sure you’re in a well-ventilated area and limit your aromatherapy sessions to 30 minutes. To use Clove essential oil topically, mix it well with a carrier oil of your choice. Test the mixture on a small, inconspicuous area of your skin before you apply it somewhere sensitive, like your face. If after 24 hours you see redness or irritation, don’t use the mixture. To avoid skin damage, make sure you wash off Clove oil before exposing your skin to sunlight.