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We also find clove bud essential oil to be very effective for sore throats. Not to use internally, but to apply a drop or two of clove bud is a bit of cream over the external throat area. Clove hydrosol is what you would use in a heavily diluted form for gargle NOT the Oil. She is highly antiseptic and is great to use in diffuser blends (low concentration) during cold and flu season.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Clove Bud - Sedona Limited Reserve
Clove bud is ditilled from the flower, although clove bud essential oil in not usually though of as a flower oil. but it is. Clove bud energetically is wonderful when someones heart is to open so to speak, emotionally in pain, or hurting. Energeticallym clove bud and stem for that matter can be used in a blend to "numb" the emotional pain for a but, so healing can begin to occur.
Clove bud hellps warm the soul and emotional body, She is a great oil to use to build self esteem and emotional stregnth, Clove bud oil helps to bring forth our uniqueness and also keeps us very grounded. Her spicy nature assists us in getting in touch with our own sassy part.
- The very first recorded use of the clove was the Chinese between 220 - 206 BC. They used the clove to sweeten their breath by chewing it.
- During the Renassaince, Cloves were used to make Pomanders ( a container containing scented herbs) to ward off the plague
- In the Molucca Islands, a clove tree was planted each time a child was born leading to the abundance of the this spice.
- It was believed to be imbued with the magical powers of protection, love, and, burned as incense to attract financial abundance.
- It was thought that burning it as incense would stop others from gossiping about you.
- It also was used in exorcisms to expel evil spirits.
Aroma-Chemistry of Clove Bud - Sedona Limited Reserve
The main chemical family for Clove Bud and Clove Stem Essential Oil and Clove Bud Co2 Select Extract is Phenols. Phenols are terminator oils. They are very powerful and highly anti infectious. The phenolic component that is high in clove is eugenol. Clove Bud Essential Oil had about 80% or so eugenol and about 9% Eugenol acetate. Clove Bud Co2 extract has a bit less eugenol and a bit more Eugenol acetate (20% or so). Clove Stem Essential Oil has a higher amount of Eugenol 92-96% percent and very little Eugenol acetate. Eugenol acetate if a component belonging to the chemical family ester. In general esters are highly anti spasmodic and relaxing.
Blends Well With...Bergamot Mint Essential Oil, Black Pepper Essential Oil, Cedarwood, Atlantic Essential Oil, Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil, Cornmint (Wild Mint) Essential Oil, Fingerroot Essential Oil, Thyme ct geraniol Essential Oil, Ginger Essential Oil, Fresh Root, Marjoram, Sweet Essential Oil, Sagebrush, Big Essential Oil - Limited Reserve- Rare , Sandalwood Essential Oil - New Caledonia, Caraway Seed Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil - Bulgaria, Amyris Essential Oil, Balsam Poplar Essential Oil, Mandarin, Green Essential Oil, Agarwood Subintegra Essential Oil - OUD - Vintage, Turmeric, White Essential Oil, Pimento Berry (West Indian Bay) Essential Oil, Anise Star CO2 Select Extract Organic, Hemp Essential Oil, Cedarwood, Atlantic Essential Oil - Vintage - Limited Reserve
Safety Information for Clove Bud - Sedona Limited Reserve
- Eugenol belongs to the Phenol chemical family. Phenols are potentially irritating components to the skin and mucous membranes, and they can cause dermatitis and sensitization. If phenols are present in high concentrations in the essential oil, the essential oil should be used in very low dilutions on the skin, diluted well in carrier oil, and only used for short periods of time.
- Phenol-high oils are skin irritating if used in a bath.
- Use in small amounts when blending phenol-rich oils for diffusing (no more than 10% of the pure essential oil blend).
- Phenol-rich oils should not be used on people with skin issues such as dermatitis, or on babies or children.
- Oils high in eugenol, thymol or carvacrol inhibits platelet aggregation, and are not to be used by people with blood clotting disorders, by people taking anticoagulant drugs such as aspirin or Warfarin, or before surgery. According to Tisserand, Holy basil may inhibit blood clotting, have skin sensitization effects & possible mucous membrane irritation.
- Suggested maximum topical use of eugenol is 0.5%. In small doses, eugenol can be liver-protective, however, in high concentrations, it is hepatotoxic and can cause tissue damage.
- Maximum dermal level 1.0% (based on 50.4% eugenol content with a dermal limit of 0.5%