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Clove Bud Essential Oil


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Inci:Eugenia caryophyllus Bud Oil

A warm, strong, spicy smell associated with cooking and Christmas.


A pale yellow to yellow mobile liquid that is steam distilled from the dried flower buds of the clove tree.
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Clove Bud Essential Oil are:Masking, Perfuming.To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.


Skin Care
Useful in foot creams and gels against yeast and fungal infections.
Also very warming for cold feet.
Improves the circulation and has hygienic properties so is an excellent choice for gardeners hand creams.
Use in massage creams and lotions to alleviate aching muscles and relax the body.
Hair Care
No direct hair benefits but blends well with other spices and cool notes like Spearmint to make a refreshing shampoo.
A good analgesic that can be blended in sports and muscular ache relieving creams, lotions and gels.
Diffuse in an oil burner to cleanse and purify the room.
Use in bath melts for warming winter soaks.
It is effective with Plai and Fragonia as a muscle ease combination.
Mix with Lavender and Citronella as an insect repellant.
Blend with Lemon, Rosemary and Eucalyptus as an air freshener.


Avoid during pregnancy as it can be a dermal irritant.
Use in small amounts in skincare due to the eugenol content.


Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to give clarity as a mental stimulant.
Used as an analgesic in all types of muscular aches.
Massaged into gums to relieve dental discomfort.
Historical Information
From the Latin “clavus” which means “nail shaped” and refers to the shape of the dried flower bud.
Used by the Ancients Greeks and Romans as a toothache remedy and by the Chinese as a breath sweetener for when talking to the Emperor.
Still very popular in cooking and as an alcohol flavouring and perfume ingredient.
Used in linen cupboards to keep moths at bay as well as to fragrance the linen.
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    06 June 2020
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    This is actually quite a little strong however was such a hit with my mate. I’ve never used it before and not known what to use it with however, used with the cinnamon was still a strong oil.

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