Clove Bud

Botanical name:

Eugenia caryophylatta

Syzygium aromaticum



USA. Madagascar, South East Asia


Method of extraction:

Steam distilled



Pale yellow





Extracted from:

Dried flower buds


Note clarification:



Spicy, warm, woody


Blends well with:

Allspice, bay, bergamot, cinnamon bark, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lavandin, lemon, mandarin, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang


Therapeutic uses:

In topical treatments, clove bud oil is a good choice to relieve muscle, arthritis, and rheumatic pain.

It is anti-microbial and helps to kill bacteria



Clove oil may interact with some prescription drugs.

It may inhibit blood clotting

It can cause skin irritation

Avoid using it around pets, during pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Not suitable for children under 2 years

Avoid using it in any bath products. It may irritate the skin and mucous membranes


Approximate shelf life:


 5 years (refrigerated)



Clove bud oil is extracted from the flowering buds of the clove tree and generally the most commonly used oil in the natural remedy circle.

Clove stem oil is also available but is not as widely used.

If you blend clove bud oil with a bit of pepper essential oil, it works well as a pick me up in the mornings.

Clove oils contain up to 85% eugenol which is the component of clove oil that makes the application area feel numb.


Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments


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