Clove Leaf Essential Oil
Description: Clove Leaf Essential Oil (Eugenia caryophylatta) from Madagascar is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves.
Clove leaves come from an evergreen tree growing up to twelve feet in height. It is believed to have originate in Indonesia. All Clove Oils are a bit harsh and need extra dilution. Clove leaf oil less harsh than clove bud oil. The recommended dilution rate for clove leave essential oil is 0.5% to 0.6% while dilution rate from the harsher clove bud essential oil is 0.1% to 0.2% depending on source. Note that the recommended dilution rate for most essential oils is 2.5%.
Uses: Clove Bud Oil is a natural analgaesic and antiseptic used primarily in dentistry for its main ingredient eugenol. Clove Leaf Essential Oil contains less eugenol than clove bud essential oil and generally has less eugenyl acetate, and minor constituents.
More Info: Clove was on of the earliest spices traded. It has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times.
Although Clove Bud Oil, aka Clove Oil, often used for tooth pain, is a major skin irritant, Clove Bud Essential Oil, while clove leaf oil is less of a skin irritant.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.