Botanical Name: Syzgium aromaticum
Plant Part: Buds
Description: Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the tree Syzgium 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 colour over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Colour: Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Clove Bud Essential Oil is an effective agent for minor pains and aches (particular dental pain), and is helpful when battling flu and colds.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Blends well with other spice oils including Cinnamon Bark , Nutmeg, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Rose.
Aromatic Scent: Clove Bud Essential Oil smells spicy and rich like actual cloves.
History: The word clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, since the shaft and head of the clove bud resembles a nail. Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of items of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and they were worth more than their weight in gold.
Caution: Clove Bud Essential Oil can cause sensitization in some individuals and should be used in dilution. It should also be avoided during pregnancy.