Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum L
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Clove Leaf Essential Oil is derived from the Syzygium aromaticum plant. It is a slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Spicy floral scent resembling the smell of carnation with light smoky odor.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rose, Lavender, Clary Sage and Ylang-ylang..
Uses: Essential oils such as Clove Leaf Oil have a history of being beneficial for skin irritations and digestion, and to counter bad breath. It is often substituted for Clove Bud in soap and candle manufacturing.
History: The word Clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, since the shaft and head of the clove bud resembles an ancient nail. Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of spices of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold.
General Information: Sunrise Botanics provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils Canada, USA and Worldwide.
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