Botanical name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Plant part: Bud
Aromatic scent: Woody, spicy, warm
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Cananga Odorata
Volume: 10 ml
From the Moluccas Islands of Indonesia, the clove tree can grow up to 15 meres in height with a productive life for about 70 years. Indonesia is responsible for providing around 80% of the worlds clove supply. For centuries, it has been used for medicinal purposes, with the Romans using it to fight against the plague. It is vastly used in the food industry as a domestic spice for foods, or flavourings for beverages, toothpaste, perfumes and soaps.
Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it ideal for treating cuts, bruises and fungal infections as well. It is highly valued in the dental industry due to its numbing effect as a mild anaesthetic to relieve toothache and sensitive painful gums. It can also be used to treat an upset stomach, nausea and gas. Clove Oil can also help relive headaches. Research has shown that the antimicrobial properties of Clove bud essential oil can inhibit the growth of staphylococcus bacteria, which causes acne, blisters and rashes. Its antiviral properties boost the immune system and the antioxidants in clove oil eradicate dangerous free radicals that may cause cancer. Clove oil can also help you control your blood sugar levels. Additionally, it can also be used as a natural insect repellent, helping deter ants and other insects.