Clove essential oil is made of clove (Eugenia caryophyllus, Myrtaceae.) buds or leaves, using the steam distillation method. Cloves come from Philippines and in the modern day they’re cultivated in Comoros, Madagascar, Indonesia and Tansania.
Clove essential oil is slightly stronger than medium-intensity, characterised by a distinct fresh scent of spice. This is a classic scent of a cosy home.
Clove essential oil is widely known as a unique mosquito and tick repellent, thus making it a must for every home. It is also not moth-friendly. Just scent the cabinet shelves or keep an open bottle with a small amount of the essential oil.
Its distinct and rich spicy scent makes it a popular ingredient for food flavouring and oral care cosmetics: toothpowder, toothpaste or mouthwash.
Methods and amounts of use:
Toothpowder: add 10-15 drops of essential oil into 50 g of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and 50 g of chalk (CaCO3).
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Clove essential oil includes natural components: citronellol, coumarin, geraniol, limonene, linalool.