The Vast History and Benefits of Clove Bud
Usually when an essential oil is simply referred to as Clove Essential Oil, the oil pertains to essential oil distilled from the buds. However, it's best to always doublecheck with a supplier to confirm if the oil is indeed distilled from the buds or possibly the stems or leaves. This profile pertains to Clove Bud Essential Oil, except where otherwise noted.
Clove Bud Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowering buds of the clove tree. Clove stem and clove leaf essential oils are also available, but essential oil distilled from the buds is generally favored due to its composition and aroma.
Clove Bud Essential Oil generally contains up to 85% Eugenol, a phenol that dramatically contributes to the oil's aroma, therapeutic properties, and safety precautions. Clove Bud Essential Oil is also comprised of a number of other constituents, particularly the sesquiterpene B-caryophyllene and the ester Eugenyl acetate.
Clove Essential Oil is very helpful for use in blends intended to help relieve pain. It is also a powerful anti-microbial essential oil. However, being referred to as an "anti-microbial" oil does not mean that it is capable of killing all forms of microbes, bacteria and viruses.
Clove Oil is also known for its benefits in dental applications. It's often recommended for use with dental pain. Although numerous sources suggest applying a drop of Clove Essential Oil neat to a painful tooth, Clove Essential Oil is very potent and using it at full strength for any purpose is not recommended.
Aromatically, Clove Bud Essential Oil possesses a strong, warm, spicy aroma that blends well with other spicy essential oils like Cinnamon Bark. It also blends well with essential oils in the citrus, wood and floral families. It's a strong oil, so when first learning to blend with it, try using it sparingly in blends.
Clove Essential Oil Uses
Cognitive support and brain health.