Clove Leaf Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus)
The clove is a tropical evergreen tree of the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family. The cultivation of clove trees has existed for at least 2000 years. The tree can grow to be 90 years old and may yield 800lbs to 1,000lbs of cloves per year.
The familiar clove buds are the dried, aromatic flowers of the tree. They are picked before the pink blossoms open and dried for 48 hours in the sun, becoming brown in the process.
Clove leaf oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs, which are harvested once a year by distillation. This produces a yellow to brown oil with a woody, warm and spicy sweet aroma.
Our clove leaf oil is from Madagascar and is antiseptic, stimulating and boosts circulation.
The main constituent of the oil is eugenol. Clove leaf oil possesses analgesic (pain-relieving) properties.
Isolate sugenol is used in pharmaceutical and dental preparations and is used today to fight toothache, mouth ulcers and infections.
In perfumery, clove leaf oil is used to create spicy perfumes and is suitable for soaps.