Clove is a medium sized evergreen tree native to Indonesia. Clove buds are a widely used spice and flavor ingredient. Our Clove Bud essential oil is made from the immature buds and is the safest type of clove oil, but still should be use with caution (use in low dilution of 1% or less).
About The Oil
We offer two Clove essential oils: an organic CO2 processed oil, and a wild-grown steam distilled oil. The CO2 process benefits the distillation as it seems to with all spice oils, resulting in a more viscous and complex, yet more tenacious scent. It is the best choice for antimicrobial purposes. The Madagascar clove is simply wonderful, being spicy, warm and sweet. For aromatic purposes this is likely the best choice.
Due to its exceptional antioxidant capabilities and its efficacy as a dietary supplement (read cautions before ingestion), Clove Essential Oil has been included in many recipes for health and long life.
During the Renaissance, Clove oil was used to reduce the spread of epidemics and plague, thanks to its strong anti-microbial actions. In TCM, the oil was first used as a remedy for bad breath. Currently, the whole and ground spices are principally used for culinary spices, and to produce pickles and sauces. Indonesia is one of the largest consumers of cloves, mostly for the manufacture of the kretek cigarette.