Clove Leaf Essential Oil
Latin name: Syzigium aromaticum
Synonyms: Eugenia aromatica, Eugenia caryophyllata
Plant family: Myrtaceae
Extraction: Distillation from the buds and/or leaves
Origin: Madagascar, Philippines
Plant characteristics: An evergreen tree with a smooth, grey trunk up to 12m high. It has large, green leaves, and in the rainy season, long buds appear with a rosy corolla at the tip, which slowly turns red.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil characteristics: A pale-yellow liquid with a sweet, spicy, woody fragrance.
Traditional use: Used in Chinese and Indian medicine for pulmonary disease, skin infection, athletes foot and digestive upsets, including bad breath and toothache.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil blends well with: Sweet Orange, Coriander, Bergamot and Neroli essential oils.
Cautions and comments: Clove Leaf essential oil can cause dermatitis or skin irritation/mucous irritation. Safe when diluted at 3% .
Main chemical constituents: Bud: 60 – 90% eugenol and eugenol acetate.
Leaf: 82 – 88% eugenol with other minor constituents
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.