Clove Bud- Eugenia caryophyllata – Indonesia
Extraction: Steam distillation or CO2 extraction of dried buds
Volatility: Base note
Aroma: Spicy, heavy, pungent
Alcohols – Phenols : Eugenol (70-80%), chavicol
Esters (22%) – Eugenyl acetate ( 8-19%)
Terpenes – Sesquiterpenes (5.5%) : a & b caryophellene, a& b humulene
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use during pregnancy. Known skin irritant. A very potent oil, use in low dilution and with caution. Not generally recommended for massage application. Avoid with epilepsy. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. Use sparingly with asthma and other severe respiratory conditions. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Very strong, heavy oil with persistent aroma. Elevated levels of phenols and esters mean a long shelf life of at least 4 -5 years. This essential oil has a strong warming effect. It is considered by many to be useful for warding off crawling insects.