Botanical Name: Syzgium aromaticum
Plant Part: Leaf
Description:Clove is derived from the tree Syzgium aromaticum. It is a slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Common Uses:Clove bud essential oil is an effective agent for minor pains and aches (particularly dental pain), and is helpful when battling flus and colds.
Mixes well with:Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang.
Safety Information:Avoid during pregnancy. Can irritate skin, so make sure to always dilute clove essential oil with a carrier oil, cream, or lotion. Can irritate mucous membranes, so when using a vaporizer or in a diffuser be sure to limit exposure. Do not use on a tooth that is currently being worked on by a dentist for root canal. Do not use in baths.