Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove bud essential oil has a bold presence! Just a drop or two is enough to create a lingering, warm, exotic aroma. Diffusing clove bud can help purify the air and encourage vibrant health. Clove bud oil is rich in eugenol, making it popular for topical recovery blends—and potentially skin irritating. Dilute this oil well in blends for muscles and joint
Ingredients: Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil
Botanical name: Eugenia caryophyllata thunb
Common name: Clove bud
Plant part: Buds
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Clove essential oil has been known to be a great antiseptic and has traditionally been used to relieve symptoms of cold and flus. Ideal for inhalation, topical blends, and cleaning. Dilute it well for topical blends. Use it for the breath, head, chest, immune support, the belly, muscles, joints, circulating energy, reducing germs, and for courage and confidence
Strength of aroma: Medium to Strong
Aromatic scent: Spicy and rich like actual cloves.
Caution: Possible dermal sensitiser and irritant. Avoid during pregnancy. Not for internal use. Keep away from eyes and mucas membranes. Do not apply directly to the skin. Store in a cool dark place. Clove Bud is high in a component called Eugenol, a Phenol. Phenols are considered to be the most irritating components to the skin and mucous membranes and can cause dermatitis and sensitization. If phenols are present in high concentrations in an essential oil, that oil should be used in very low dilutions on the skin (0.5% or less in a carrier) and for short periods of time. They are generally not safe for the skin in a bath. Use caution if diffusing or using in an inhaler. Oils high in phenols are NOT used with babies and children. Not to be used neat (undiluted) on the skin. Robert Tisserand, in his book Essential Oil Safety, states that oils high in eugenol should be used with caution on those with impaired liver function. Do not use eugenol high oils (like Clove Bud) with people who have clotting disorders, as eugenol is an anticoagulant.
Difference between Clove Bud, Leaf and Stem Oil: Cloves anti-septic and pain relieving properties are attributed to its eugenol, eugenyl acetate, b caryophyllene and a humulene content. These components are found in all cuts of Clove oil but are most balanced in the Bud.