Clove Bud essential oil is steam distilled from the buds of a tree. Some of the countries of origin include Madagascar, the Philippines, as well as the West and East Indies. Some of Clove Bud essential oil's active constituents are eugenol, eugenyl acetate and caryophyllene.
Clove essential oil is an antibiotic, antiseptic and an analgesic. It is a good essential oil for the prevention of infections and disease (disinfectant, anti-infectious). It is historically used for sterilizing surgical instruments and as a treatment for toothache - many people associate the smell of cloves with the dentist!
When mixed in small quantities into a massage oil, Clove Bud essential oil is helpful with any muscular and articular pains in the body. It must be kept in mind that this oil, as with cinnamon essential oil, can be a skin irritant and therefore must be treated with extreme caution.
Clove Bud essential oil is great blended into a room spray to help clean the air of any airborne germs, as it is an antiseptic as well!
Clove essential oil blends well with Basil, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rose or Rosemary essential oils.
Specific Cautions for Clove Bud Essential Oil
This oil is very potent. Do not use in the bath as it may irritate the skin and mucous membranes. Avoid during pregnancy and on children under 3 years old.
Information retrieved from Green Valley Aromatherapy.
The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any use of this product.
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