Clove Bud Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Eugenia caryophyllata
Other names: Syzygium Aromaticum, Eugenia Aromaica, E. Caryophyllus
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Part of plant used in production: Bud
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: A tall, slender evergreen tree with rosy-pink corolla at the start of the rainy season. As the corolla fades later on in the season the calyx becomes deep red. The calyx is then beaten from the tree and dried, providing buds. Clove Bud oil may also be made from the stems and leaves of the tree which gives it a variety of uses due to different components found in each.
Characteristics: Clove Bud oil has a soft, floral scent contrary to the strong spicy odour of stem or leaf oils. It is colourless to yellow-brown, darkening with age.
Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic, uterine.
Constituents: Eugenol (80-85%), Eugenyl acetate (8-12%), Caryophyllene (6-10%), Isocaryophyllene (0-2.0%).
Uses: Clove Bud oil are useful in treating inflammations such as rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Their anesthetic properties are essential for toothaches. Clove Bud oils also stimulates digestion, restores appetite and relieves flatulence. It is used in many foods and beverages and specifically Clove Bud oil is used in pharmaceutical and dental products. In perfumery, bud oil forms the basis of carnation, rose and honeysuckle perfumes.
Safety: Non-sensitizing/irritating at 5% dilution or 0.2% in dermatoses patients. Clove bud oil is safer on the skin than clove leaf or stem oils. It should not be used directly on the skin unless diluted under 1%. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.