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Eugenia caryophyllata, organically produced, steam-distilled flower buds, Madagascar
•Avoid use if on anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners)
•Mucous membrane and strong skin irritant
•Use with caution and respect
•Antiseptic, diffuse in sick room with other oils
•Stimulant, said to be helpful for fatigue


Please read the warnings below before using Clove Bud Essential Oil.

Clove Bud has one valuable first aid benefit: clove oil numbs the nerves. This quality makes it a valuable emergency treatment for a tooth ache. Just a drop of Clove Oil on a cotton swab applied to the sore tooth, not to the surrounding gum area, can provide dramatic relief from the pain of a toothache. (Use at your own risk, of course!)

Clove oil is a useful contribution to blends for the diffuser or lamp. It is said to be an aphrodisiac in very small quantities. It is stimulating to the mind and memory, helpful in cases of fatigue and/or depression. Some claim it is helpful with headaches.

There are those who recommend it as part of various arthritis and rheumatism blends although I find either Black Pepper or Ginger safer and as effective, Some sources recommend Clove Oil for various pulmonary afflictions, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, etc. I would consider adding a drop to a Niaouli-based blend for the above, to sweeten the scent of the more medicinal oils. Its high level of eugenol makes it an excellent antiseptic, another reason to diffuse it when battling a virus or infection. Clove is definitely an essential oil to be used with caution and respect.

WARNING: Clove oil is a known dermal and mucous membrane irritant and sensitizer. It should not be used on the skin, or, if necessary, used in very weak dilution (less than 1%). It should not ever be applied to broken or irritated skin. Avoid use of any clove oil if you are on anti-coagulant therapy (blood thinners).

SHELF LIFE: Approximately 3 to 4 years after you open the bottle.  Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our Contraindications page.

Certificate of Analysis:
Batch No. MA-48466
Batch No. MA-B480034
Batch No. MA-B480036
Batch No. MA-B480038
Batch No. MA-B480040
Batch No. MA-B480045

BLENDS WELL WITH: Basil, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Thyme.

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