Clove bud essential oil, certified organic - OUT OF STOCK

NZ $10.90


Certified Organic Essential Oils, Essential Oils: C


Clove bud essential oil, certified organic



Eugenia caryophyllata


Certified organic, BioGro


Light yellow



Plant part used

Flower buds

Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

spice oils, citronella, grapefruit, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose



Palm oil


Animal tested


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.

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.

Strength of aroma: Medium to strong

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Clove bud essential oil has a warm, spicy, and rich aroma that is often used in aromatherapy to create an inviting and comforting ambiance. Its scent can help uplift mood, reduce stress, and create a cozy atmosphere in living spaces.

Scented products: The distinct aroma of clove bud essential oil makes it a popular choice for adding fragrance to various products. It can be used in making perfumes, candles, soaps, lotions, and other scented items to impart a unique and pleasant scent.

Repellent properties: Clove bud essential oil's strong scent has been found to repel insects and pests. It can be used in natural insect repellent formulations or added to potpourri to help deter unwanted pests from indoor and outdoor spaces.

Sensory stimulation: In some cases, the aroma of clove bud essential oil is used to stimulate the senses, awaken the mind, and promote mental clarity.

Potpourri and home fragrance: Clove bud essential oil can be added to potpourri blends or used in diffusers to spread its fragrance throughout a room, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Cleaning products: The strong scent of clove bud essential oil can help mask unpleasant odors, making it a popular choice for adding to homemade cleaning solutions or air fresheners.

Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

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.


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