Clove Bud Organic Essential Oil


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Other Names
Eugenia caryophllata, Clove Flowerbud, and Clove Stem
Farming Method
Certified Organic
Plant Part
Country of Origin
Sri Lanka
Application Method
Diffusion, Inhalation, and Topical
Scientific Name
Syzygium aromaticum
Extraction Method
Steam Distilled

About the Plant:

The clove tree is a fragrant evergreen that grows up to 35 feet. Clou is French for “nail,” which is where clove got its name. When the tree's reddish flower buds are harvested from the tree and dried, they are shaped like the crude iron nails used by craftsmen in times of old.

If you pop one of these little dried flower buds in your mouth, you will experience an amazingly potent taste, scent, and simultaneously hot and numbing sensation as the Clove is chewed, releasing the essential oil into the mouth. The distilled essential oil from clove buds retains that concentrated heating and numbing quality and boasts many other desirable effects.

Where it Grows:

Clove Bud

Traditional Uses and Lore:

Clove was the first essential oil to be used topically, for numbing sore teeth and shrinking warts. Dentists have recommended it (diluted) as a cleansing mouthwash and in full strength directly to relieve tooth and gum pain. Midwives have used Clove Oil to dress the umbilical cord during childbirth.

In 16th-century Europe, Clove Oil was blended with Lavender to create a popular perfume that cannot be replicated today. Pomanders, old-fashioned aroma balls, were created with Clove Bud Essential Oil, along with many other ingredients, elaborately combined to fight the plague and other epidemics during the late Middle Ages.

Clove buds were chewed in ancient China as a breath freshener, and Clove Oil has been used in China for bronchitis. Around the world, clove continues to be sipped in tea to remove nausea, chewed for fresh breath, and sprinkled in cooking to infuse the food with its therapeutic properties. One of the locations in the world with the largest clove consumption is Indonesia where, in addition to other uses, clove is a major ingredient in clove cigarettes.

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Fair Trade Product
  • Disinfecting and Clears Congestion
  • Pain Relieving

Clove Bud Organic Essential Oil has a sweet yet spicy scent that packs a punch. Used for tooth pain, breath freshening, unblocking breathing passages, and even repelling insects! It also stimulates mental alertness.

This essential oil is a Fair Trade product. That means this trade was between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers.

Topical Application (for use on the skin):

  • Overall Topical Application: Dilute up to 2-5% in any carrier oil (10-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil) for the following and apply to affected areas:
    • Nervous System:
      • Stimulates Memory
      • Increases Overall Mental Functioning


    • Digestive System:
      • Stimulates Appetite
  • Note: For Oral Care Application
    • Dilute up to 2% in sesame oil (10 drops per tablespoon of sesame oil) and gargle for the following:
      • Sore Throat
      • Fresh Breath


      • Laryngitis
      • Tonsilitis

Diffusion / Inhalation (add a few drops to a nebulizer or nasal inhaler):

  • Nervous System:
    • Stimulates Memory
    • Increases Overall Mental Functioning
  • Respiratory System:
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis / Sinusitis
    • Coughs / Colds

Other Uses for Clove Bud Essential Oil:

  • Insecticide for Bedbugs and Mites:
    • Mix one part Clove Oil to 10 parts water, and spray directly on the bedding.
  • To Repel Moths and Silverfish:
    • Apply Clove Bud Essential Oil on cotton balls or a cloth, and place in your closet.


Blends Well With:



Safety Precautions:

  • Certified Organic Clove Bud Essential Oil is a severe skin irritant.
    • Except as previously noted for use on the gums: do not use on the skin.
    • Use in moderation.
  • Avoid during pregnancy.

General Safety Precautions:

  • Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally.
  • Always be careful when using essential oils with children.
  • Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using.
  • Use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer, or other serious health problems.

Clove Bud Essential Oil is a potent substance, with a distinctly warm, spicy scent. It is commonly used to immediately numb tooth pain. It also has appetite boosting powers, breath freshening ability, and impressive antiseptic properties.

The following is a list of conditions which Clove Bud Essential Oil addresses by category:

  • Nervous System:
    • Stimulates Memory
    • Increases Overall Mental Functioning
  • Oral Care Issues:
    • Numbs the Nerves
    • Freshens the Breath
  • Digestive System:
    • Stimulates Appetite
  • Respiratory System:
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis / Sinusitis
    • Coughs / Colds

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  • 5
    Certified Aromatherapist

    Posted by Gudi Rubbo on Sep 29th 2014

    We love this Clove. It's warm and full-bodied. It works great in our "Christmas" and other spicy blends, is also really important for oral care and other first aid treatments