Clove Bud Essential Oil
The Clove flower bud and plant stem comes from an evergreen tree.
- Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Buds
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Clove also comes in variations of Clove Leaf and Stem.
- Chemistry: Clove Bud is high in phenols (eugenol) and esters (eugenyl acetate).
- Immune System: supports the immune system, airborne antiseptic
- Respiratory: helps with the symptoms of colds and the flu
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains, as well as spasms
- Nervous System: soothes mental and emotional fatigue and anxiety
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus Chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability, supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: Base note with a spicy, warm scent
- Longevity: The aroma of Clove can last up to 188 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Ginger, Green Myrtle, Lavender, Lemon, Manuka, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Orange, and Vanilla
- According to Tisserand & Young: Drug interactions, embryotoxicity, may inhibit blood clotting, moderate risk of skin sensitization and mucous membrane irritation.
- (Oral usage) May interact with pethidine, MAOIs or SSRIs, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia & other bleeding disorders.
- Avoid using during pregnancy and lactation as Clove may contain methyleugenol which inhibits blood clotting and can cause embryotoxicity.
- Clove bud or leaf is high in phenols and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.
Products Using Clove Bud Essential Oil
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.