Latin Name:  Eugenia caryophyllata

Part of Plant:  Bud

Country of Origin:  Madagascar

Method of Production:  Steam distillation

Eugenia caryophyllata, also known as Syzygium aromaticum, and Eugenia aromatica, is a member of the Myrtaceae botanical family.  Clove buds are the dried flower buds of this evergreen tree that is native to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia.  They are commonly ground into a powder and used as a culinary spice that is popular for its use in baking. 


Clove Bud essential oil has a warm, spicy aroma that is more subtle than Cinnamon, but also popular in blends during the fall and winter seasons.  Try blending with your choice of a citrus, fir, and spice oil for a stimulating and energizing Holiday diffuser blend. Use properly diluted as a small part of a warming massage blend for use at the end of a long, cold day.


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 0.5% 

Do not use topically on children under two, or on irritated or damaged skin.  Possible drug interaction; embryotoxicity; may inhibit blood clotting. It is also known for skin sensitization and mucous membrane irritation.  Use caution in certain instances with anyone who has peptic ulcers, any bleeding disorders, is taking blood thinners or diabetic medication, or near surgery.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


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