Clove Essential Oils

clove.jpgThe clove tree is remarkable in that it gives three different oils: from the bud, the leaf and the stem of the tree.

Of these, only the oil from the bud is suitable for aromatherapy massage (and even then not at concentrations of more than 2%), since the oils from the stem and the leaf are powerful skin irritants. With its strong phenolic content, this is a powerful antiseptic oil which can be used in a room diffuser during winter months (try blending with orange, and other spicy essential oils.