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Clove bud essential oil
100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Syzgium aromaticum
Plant part: buds
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: Clove is derived from a slender evergreen tree that grows up to 12m. At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. These change colour and are beaten from the tree and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Colour: light golden yellow
Common uses: Clove bud oil is an effective agent for minor pains and aches, especially dental pain, and is helpful when battling colds and flu.
Strength of aroma: medium to strong
Blends well with: spice oils, citronella, grapefruit, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose.
Aromatic scent: smells spicy and rich just like 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 in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries when they were worth more than their weight in gold.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).
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