Clove Bud (Syzygium Aromaticum) Essential Oil

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Exotic and spicy, Clove essential oil has an array of diverse properties. Cloves are the aromatic unopened flower buds of a tree native to the Molucca Islands in Indonesia and are commonly used as a spice. Think Chai tea lattes or gingerbread cookies fresh from the oven. If you have a lull in your day, the warm aroma of Clove essential oil can inspire activity and action.

Cloves are often used to give aromatic flavor and aroma qualities to hot beverages, often combined with other ingredients such as cinnamon, cardamom and ginger, or many other versions of spiced teas (do NOT do this with your Clove essential oil - use the whole herb only or the whole herb in a tea! NEVER ingest essential oils!).

Cloves can be used to make a fragrance pomander when combined with an orange. When these scented fruits were given as a gift in Victorian England, it was meant to serve as a gesture of friendship and convey sincere warmth of feeling.

Use this essential oil sparingly; one drop goes a long way because it oh so VERY potent, concentrated and odiferous!


Botanical Name: Syzygium Aromaticum
- Synonym: Clove Bud
- Origin: Indonesia
- Method: Steam Distillation
- Plant Part: Bud
- Note: Middle
- Family: Myrtaceae
- Blends Well With: Cinnamon and other spices; Citruses, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla
- Aroma: Spicy, sweet, warm, woody, and true to Clove commonly used in baking. The odor effect is warming and stimulating: a reputed aphrodisiac.
- Consistency: Thin
- Color: Pale yellow
- Purity: 100% (NOT diluted; NO additives; NO fillers - EVER)
- Therapeutic/Medicinal Quality?: Yes!!
- Shelf Life: 4 Years


(Potential to be useful when used safely and appropriately)

- Circulatory: arthritis, poor circulation
- Digestive: parasites, bloating, gas, indigestion
- Immune: histamine, infection, inflammation, viral
- Limbic/Emotional: anxiety, irritability, stress, tension, mental fatigue
- Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
- Nervous: nerve pain
- Skin: bacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, scar
- Home: airborne germs, surface germs

Additionally: Can be used in a diffuser as a room scent or fumigant, or as a first-aid measure for toothache while awaiting dental treatment.


(Please reference the Appendix on this site for definitions)

analgesic, anti-bacterial (bactericidal), anti-biotic, anti-emetic, anti-fungal (fungicidal), anti-helmintic (vermifuge), anti-histamine, anti-infectious, anti-neuralgic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory/anti-phlogistic, anti-microbial/anti-septic, anti-parasitic (parasiticide), anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral (viricidal), aphrodisiac, carminative, cicatrisant, disinfectant, expectorant, larvicidal, nervine/neurotonic, rubefacient, stimulant (circulatory, limbic) stomachic, warming.


Diffusion: Use one to four drops in the diffuser of your choice (this oil is VERY strong/potent, but you decide how strong you want the scent to be). Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable. Do not diffuse around cats and dogs.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive, Coconut, Almond, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity. Proper dilution ratio and a link for you to learn how to properly dilute is below.


CAUTION: Never use if taking aspirin, have bleeding disorders, and before or after surgery - as it is anti-coagulant (inhibits blood clotting).

CAUTION: Never use topically if skin is damaged or broken. Highly irritating to skin and mucous membranes.

DRUG INTERACTION(S): Avoid inhaling, using topically, or ingesting if using aspirin or other blood thinners. Avoid using internally if using pethidine, MAOI's or SSRI's.

- Safe for which ages?: Inhale - All; Topical - ages 2+ years
- Safe for pregnancy?: Yes
- Safe for breastfeeding?: Yes
- Safe for dog?: No
- Safe for cats?: No

Max Topical Dilution: 0.5% (based on eugenol content. Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).

Learn more about dilution for all ages, bottle sizes, etc.

NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY IN ANY AMOUNT, UNLESS DIRECTED BY A LICENSED AROMATHERAPIST OR PHYSICIAN. If under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid use with sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use undiluted on skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

Safety Guidelines & Explanations:

Information sourced from - Essential Oil Profiles: Aromatherapy reference manual for the beginner and beyond (book), by Lea Jacobson, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purchase by clicking here.

Please see the following websites for different uses and safety:



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Please keep out of the heat, the sun and the light. It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dark place or room. Do not leave in your vehicle in warm (75+ degrees) or very cold temperatures. Heat especially destroys the medicinal/therapeutic properties of essential oils. Make sure to keep cap tightly closed. It is best to use your essential oils within one year, although they will last much longer than that if taken care of properly (above). If not taken care of properly, essential oils can degrade and/or go rancid, and will no longer be medicinal/therapeutic for you.


The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disorder. Please consult your health care professional before use of our Clove Bud Essential Oil, and do not use while pregnant. Neither Victoria Kay Designs nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for users who use this essential oil unsafely. More than enough information, and reference information to legitimate sources is available on this website for users to educate themselves. If buyers/users choose not to educate themselves and use any essential oil irresponsibly - that is not the fault of this business. Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for any ill-fated reactions, i.e. sensitivity, irritation, phototoxicity, internal damage (taking internally), illness, death, etc., etc. due to usage of any essential oil information on this website/not on this website, or essential oil sold on this website or sold at arts & crafts shows. Users assume all responsibility once product passes into their hands.

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