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Clove Bud Essential Oil


Common Name: Clove Bud

Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata

Plant part: Bud

Distillation Method: Steam

Shelf Life: About 3-4 years from open date

Country of Origin:Madagascar, Wildcrafted.

GC/MS Batch:

EC1609 September 2016

Clove0516  April 2016

Clove0115 January 2015


Aroma: This a wonderful warm, exotic, spicy, and sweet essential oil that can be used as a top or middle note in most blends. This is a very playful aroma for a hot oil and does not have a harsh smell at all.

Personal notes: I just love using this oil during the holidays in warming blends or those that support circulation. It can also make a wonderful addition to blends that promote self confidence.

Safety Data: Non-toxic. May cause skin and mucous membrane irritation or sensitization.  Avoid using Clove with children 2 or under or on any sensitive or damaged skin. Eugenol (Clove) is a potent prostaglandin inhibitor, and should be avoided by people with significant renal (kidney) disease. Eugenol is not contraindicated for pregnancy, however, because of the antiplatelet aggregation activity, it’s cautioned against breastfeeding, as it could pass into breast milk.

Usage idea: Try this recipe for a delightful holiday diffuser blend.

  • 1 drop Clove
  • 1 drop Cinnamon
  • 1 drop Orange, Sweet
  • 2 drops Douglas Fir

Energetic qualities: Uplifts mood with its warm, spicy aroma and can be somewhat energizing offering a warmth and protectiveness to your core. 

Recommended applications: Topical application using safe dilution ratios and diffusing.

Other considerations:

  • Clove Bud essential oil is high in phenols and can be irritating to the mucous membrane tissues and sensitive skin. Therefore, it is recommended that it is always used in low dilutions for diffusion blends and topical applications.
  • Recommended daily topical use of a maximum of 0.5%.
  • Do not place on broken skin. 
  • Oral use is cautioned for individuals taking pthidine, MAOIs or SSRIs, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, ulcers, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders.

California Prop 65 Statement: This product is not on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).