Clove Leaf essential oil is derived from the tree, Syzgium aromaticum. It is a slender evergreen tree that grows up to 12 metres in height. At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change colour over time and are beaten by hand from the trees and dried. These are the cloves that are sold commercially. This oil is made from the leaves of the tree, it is slightly less aromatic than that made from the bud and less so than that made from the stems . Clove leaf is the most popular of the three clove oils.
Reported Attributes of Clove Leaf Essential Oil:-
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
It is considered to be a warming and uplifting scent and the oil has been used for relieving dental pain and during colds and flu bouts.
Clove Leaf Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Other spice oils, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Rose.
The word clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, since the shaft and head of the clove bud resembles a nail. Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of items in the Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and they were worth more than their weight in gold.
CAUTIONS:Clove Stem oil can cause sensitization in some.