Clove Bud essential oil – Syzygium aromaticum – is processed from the flower-buds of the plant. The oil has a strong spicy aroma, warming for the body and soul from its active ingredient which is Eugenol.
The production of clove oil is dependent on weather conditions. If the flower becomes weak after the tree has lost its leaves due to adverse climatic conditions, the clove buds will be smaller and less of them. Therefore, it can be expected that there will be less oil available.
Often known as a therapeutic oil, Clove Bud oil used as a natural analgesic calming pain. We promote Clove Bud oil for its external uses, not for ingestion.
Clove Bud oil can help in removing mould and mildew from bathrooms and with a small amount on a cotton bud around the skirting board can help in deterring insects which tend to wander in that area of the home like ants and cockroaches. Use a few drops in the clothes wash.
Small drops used as a mouth wash can help toothache by its numbing effect. Swill around the mouth with water but do not swallow.
Blend Clove Bud oil with other essential oils of your choice but in small amounts as the aroma can dominate. Use in a vaporiser either on its own or with other oils – try it with lemon essential oil. Blends well with Ylang Ylang for an exotic tropical aroma.
Clove Bud essential oil is a must to be added to your first aid kit whilst camping or bushwalking due to the oil’s diverse uses. Blended with Palmarosa and Geraniol, can make an effective fly repellent vaporised in a diffuser in a caravan or tent.
Keep your Clove Oil stored away from the reach of children as can be harmful if swallowed in high doses.
Major plant chemicals: eugenol. beta-carophyllene