Clovebud

Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata

Common Name: Clovebud

Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata (synonymous with Syzygium aromaticum, Caryophyllus aromaticus L., Eugenia aromatica (L.), Eugenia caryophyllus)

Botany: An evergreen tree 30-60 feet tall that has large oval leaves and crimson flowers.  The flowers are first a pale color and gradually become green before turning to a bright red.

History: Clove along with nutmeg and pepper were highly prized during Roman times.  Arabs traded clove during the Middle Ages and during the profitable Indian Ocean trade.  In the late fifteenth century Portugal took over this trade route and brought large quantities of clove to Europe. The Dutch dominated the trade later in the seventeenth century.

Origin: Indonesia

Plant Part: Flower

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed

Fragrance: Fruity, spicy, sweet, woodsy, herbaceous, medicinal

Color of Oil: Golden yellow to brown

Keyword: Stimulating

Note: Middle-Base Note

Blends well with: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang

Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Clovebud is energizing, uplifting, warming, and stimulating. It is an aphrodisiac.

Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Clovebud is an analgesic, antibacterial, and antiviral. It alleviates infected wounds. Clovebud has also been found to be great at relieving toothache pain and arthritis. It aids acne, athlete’s foot, bladder infections, and dental infections. Clovebud can also be used as a disinfectant.

Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Clovebud balances the chakras.

Chemical Constituents: eugenol, eugenyl acetate

Common Adulterants: Clove stem oil, clove leaf oil, eugenyl acetate (synthetic or bioidentical)

Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.

Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy. May irritate skin – always dilute.

Color Energy: Pink - Energizing

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