EC Number: 284-638-7
Description and usage: Obtained by steam distillation of dried clove buds. It has a golden yellow to brown color and an intense spicy, warm, bittersweet, woody scent. It is reminiscent a lot of the scent of the clove buds, but a lot richer. It was traditionally used for toothache, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and sprains.
Blends well with: allspice (pimento), bay, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang.
Interesting facts: Clove is an evergreen tree that originates from Maluku Islands in Indonesia. It can grow up to 14 meters; it has shiny green leaves which are very fragrant. Purple buds are harvested before they blossom and are dried to become brown. In the 16th and 17 century, it was appreciated as the most precious spice in the world besides nutmeg. Centuries ago it was used in China for breath-freshening and in the Middle Ages it was brought to Europe and used to preserve food and for flavoring.
Warnings: Read the label carefully and follow the instructions for use. For external use only, not for ingestion. Do not use undiluted. Can irritate skin and mucous membranes. Avoid during pregnancy and with kidney and liver problems.
Ingredients: Eugenia caryophyllata.