Exotic and spicy, Clove essential oil has an array of diverse properties. Cloves are the aromatic unopened flower buds of a tree native to the Molucca Islands in Indonesia and are commonly used as a spice. Think Chai tea lattes or gingerbread cookies fresh from the oven. If you have a lull in your day, the warm aroma of Clove essential oil can inspire activity and action.
Cloves are often used to give aromatic flavor and aroma qualities to hot beverages, often combined with other ingredients such as cinnamon, cardamom and ginger, or many other versions of spiced teas.
Cloves can be used to make a fragrance pomander when combined with an orange. When these scented fruits were given as a gift in Victorian England, it was meant to serve as a gesture of friendship and convey sincere warmth of feeling.
Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Bud
Synonym: Clove Bud
Blends Well With: Cinnamon, Sweet Orange, and other spices and citrus
Aroma: Spicy, sweet, warm, woody, and true to Clove commonly used in baking
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Avoid use with sensitive or damaged skin.
Adult Max Dilution: 0.5%
Shelf Life: 3-5 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
MUSCLE BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 3 drops of Clove Bud, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 10 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the overworked areas and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)
DIFFUSER BLEND: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 10 drops of Clove Bud, 40 drops of Eucalyptus, 35 drops of Tea Tree and 10 drops of Lemon. Shake to mix well. Add several drops to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
FOOT SOAK: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Clove Bud, 11 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of Geranium, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Add 1-2 teaspoons to 1 oz pink Himalayan salt, add to a foot bath and soak the feet for 30 minutes or as desired. (1.7% dilution)
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