Product Abstract: Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear that change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold that are sold commercially. The word 'clove' comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, because the shaft and head of the clove bud resembled an ancient nail. Cloves were among the most precious of spices of Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. They continue to be used in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, western herbalism, and in dentistry.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
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Rating: Yummy, spicy, warming, essential oil! It's a strong essential oil and tends to be overpowering in most combination blends that I've used it in. However it blends really nicely with orange essential oil.
By:Sarah, Temecula, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2013
Rating: This has a very strong, spicy fragrance. A few drops makes a great addition to my scent warmers.
Rating: Definitely prefer this over Clove Leaf. Herbal and spicy, this E.O. blends really well with cinnamon, sweet orange and patchouli. It does have a tendency to move a little quick in your CP soap, but that's typical. Very strong scent. Love it!
By:Lisa, Pellston, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Clove Bud has a spicy, wonderful scent and blends well with orange and Frankincense. Made a lovely spicy honey CP soap. Can't wait to experiment further with this wonderful EO.
By:Stacey, Paris, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Very nice, but VERY strong. Be advised that 1 drop will dominate your blend. I will dilute
By:Harry, Oreland, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2012
Rating: so clove leaf is dark brown and clove bud is clearish, just thought I would throw that out there since I kept guessing otherwise (yes it's in the description but who reads that anyway!) clove bud is the soft, sweet, yet assertive sibling to clove leaf I don't think I have a favorite between them, I do like that the clove bud will have less color ( I don't know how it does in CP soap yet)
By:Krissandra, Moses Lake, WashingtonDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: really holds up well in cp soap. i love it mixed with sweet orange.
Rating: A very intoxicating and slightly sweet scent. Absolutely a must for men's fragrances.
By:Ashley, Madison, Wisconsin Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Nice spicey scent. True to the cloves you buy in the grocery stores. Holds up very well. I always take a sample of each batch of cp soap and store it for a year to see if the oils go rancid or if scent disapates and found this to be one of the longest shelf life. Love this oil.
By:Derek, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: This spicey scent is great I haven't use it yet, but I can't wait.
Rating: This Clove Bud is quite tender, no sharpness to it, unlike the Clove leaf. I combine the two oils to produce the strength & power for one of my top de-stressing products. Awesome! Also for hair products it is superb.
Rating: I added a few drops of clove and lavender to avocado oil and massaged onto deep bruises after my sport activity; it soothed the area and the bruise diminished sooner (my sport leaves me with lots of bruises so I consider myself a 'bruise expert'). Bonus... a really nice aroma.
Rating: excellent true scent. Perfect addition to holiday blends!
By:Roxan, Saint Jean Sur Richelieu, QuebecDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: This is one of my most favorite essential oils of all. So very versatile and useful. Blends well, and makes its presence known in a very appealing way. I use this oil frequently in my cold remedy blends.
Rating: Everything you have ever heard about clove being effective for dental ailments is true. I place this oil on a cotton swab and let my toddler chew on it to relieve teething pains; it works wonderfully and immediately.
By:Melinda, Payson, Utah Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: This is one of my most favorite oils available at NDA. No matter what else you have going on in your lotion, and I've got quite a lot going on, after the rest have tired, clove bud oil keeps its presence known. Not in a overpowering way, but nicely, it just wants you to put the back of your hand to your nose every once in a while to remind you what an amazing fragrance you've been carrying around with you all day. I love this oil!
Rating: Love this one alot! I mixed it with the sweet orange in my cp soap and all I want to do is eat it! Thanks NDA!
By:Kristie, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: I used to think i didn't like clove, until I bought this oil. I am totaly hooked. I use it for almost everything. I mixed it with other oils and it gives it something special. It has a warm, sweet, spicy aroma I can't get enough of. It makes me feel cozy ;-D. I love this one.
By:Andrea, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Great price for a lovely oil with a spicy sweet aroma . Very warming and penetrates deeply.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Nice added to M&P soaps along with Orange 5 Fold and Cinnamon Bark EO's.
By:Diane, West Hartford, Connecticut Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: beautiful, warm & spicy! terrific quality at a great price.
Rating: I love this oil - I used it in a balm bar with cedarwood and it smells sooooo good. Not floral but not too butch either so either men or women like it. My nephew tried it and loved it.
I'm so glad I found this site - thanks NDA!
Rating: I orginally purchased clove bud because of it's wonderful scent and high ORAC rating 1,078,700uTE/100g. I've blended it in one of my fall smudges and also with Cinnamon floral water. Because it antitumoral, antimicorbial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic/anesthetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic and is supposedly used in Marseilles Vinegar the original grave robbers mo durning time of the plague I used it on my husbands neck lump. His doctor declared it a fatty tumor and didn't do anything about it but I noticed it kept growing. So being really into EO's and knowing it properties I applied a small drop or two to the lump. After one week it shrunk in size by half. At that point I noticed a small puncture mark. I applied pressure an a substance came out. I kept applying the clove oil and again it shrunk. This time another puncture mark appeared - he had a spider bite. The applying of oil went on for months along with releasing the stuff inside. I'm happy to report that he is now tumor free! It was amazing to see how the stuff inside his neck really didn't like the Clove oil and would make it's way out fast when applied to his neck. My husband isn't really into this stuff but now sings the praises of your clove oil to everyone! Thanks again for your high quality oils. I'd say you have a customer for life.
By:Suzanna, Corfu, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Has a great smell - and the eugenol content is appreciable since it definitely works as a numbing agent.
Rating: Everyone needs to keep this in the medicine cabinet for those awful toothaches. It reminds me of the that Jiffy stuff that you would find in grocery stores back in the 70's and 80's that was used for dental pain. To me its basically the same stuff and works much better. It's also great in cold process soaps, yummy mixed with patchouli and orange.
By:Gregory, Nicholson, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: A most lovely fragrance when mixed a small amount with a light carrier oil and lavender. A fragrance similar to expensive brands like Chanel, or Lagerfeld...Addictive fragrance. However, skin may be very sensitive to it. Must use essential oil guidelines and patch test.
By:Carmel, San Acacia, New MexicoDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: I dont find this acidic at all like some reviewers. It smells just like you opened your spice jar at home. I cannot wait to be using this for the holidays!
By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: This oil smells amazing! A nice warm, Clove scent -pure and strong. I used this in a blend with Vetiver,Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli. The Patchouli and Clove were in the base notes, giving wonderful support to Vetiver and Ylang Ylang. Everyone should have this oil in their collection.
Rating: Yum! I love the smell of cloves! I actually used to smoke clove cigarettes just because of the smell and taste but this oil has helped me kick the habit :P
By:Leslie, Lexington, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: I got this oil for those really deep zits. I does the trick nicely. The smell is just what you would expect. This is a strong oil -- a little goes a long way.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Very nice, look forward to using it in blends around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
By:Teresa, Alamogordo, New MexicoDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: I love this strong scent blended with 5 fold orange in a oil burner. Wonderful exotic smell, but not for the skin.
By:Monique, Pembroke Pines, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: This is a great oil. I love mixing it with cinnamon and orange. All during the Christmas season, I have had that be my scent. The house always smells like Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner! Yum! When my husband and I were selling our old house, we used clove bud to neutralize the odor in the basement. The relator was impressed at how quickly the smell was gone, and said the basement actually smelled good when people walked through it.
By:Channelle, Odenton, Maryland Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: A must have. You can make your own "theives"-mix clove bud with cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon 5 fold and rosemary Spanish. So good!!
By:Annmarie, Tempe, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Clove bud is wonderful, it's great alone, or I like it with cinnamon.
By:Annmarie, Tempe, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: I bought the clove bud oil because the clove leaf oil I had was too pungent and acrid for my tastes. I was disappointed that this oil is still pungent and acrid, and doesn't smell as much like cloves as I expected.
By:Kassia, Grand Junction, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: This is a must have oil for the cold and flu season.
By:Patty, Darwin, Minnesota Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Fantastic aroma - warm, spicy, and fresh. Very little goes a long way. I use in a blend of orange, lavender, and cedarwood for CP soap – very seductive scent.
By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: This Clove Bud is excellent and so reasonably priced .........I love the fragrance when it is blended with LIME, ORANGE, LEMON and GRAPFRUIT ...THIS IS MY ALL PURPOSE BLEND... It helps fight colds and flu.....heals infections, and helps with muscle aches.
By:Sandy, Selma, North Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: I have used clove leaf before and this was first time I tried the clove bud, huge difference! I love the oil, used with a citrus blend and it was fabulous
By:Victoria, Coconut Creek, FloridaDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: I've tried using clove oil before, but every clove EO I purchased had a pungent, acrid smell - nothing at all like actual cloves. There's none of that with this oil - it smells exactly the way it should: warm, rich and spicy. I haven't had time to blend it yet, but I'm already looking forward to blending it with vanilla and blood orange. Heaven!
By:Amber, Ludlow, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Wonderful oil, I use it in cp cinnamon-clove-orange recipe. It is by far my best seller!
Rating: Beautiful when mixed with equal parts Blood Orange.
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Smells just like the spice that you use in cooking. Many applications...my favorite being that it is reported to keep mosquitos away just as effectively as deet. My family loves the scent and because of the holidays, I've been adding a few drops to my mop water and they love how it makes the house smell!
By:Rachel, Roach, Missouri Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: This is the highest quality Clove Nut Essential Oil that I have found. I continue to be impressed by the consistent quality of any essential oils that I purchase from New Directions. Highly recommend this product
Rating: This is a wonderfully fragrant oil. It smells good enough to eat. In fact; go ahead and add a few drops to your next baked ham!! Clove is also a great quick fix for a toothache.
By:Paula, Morgantown, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Excellent price for the quality you get! This clove has a warm, fruity, spicy, sweet scent. It blends well with the citrus oils, bergamot, clary sage, rose, and ylang-ylang. In aromatherapy, it is used to treat fatigue, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aches, muscle sprains, asthma, bronchitis, cuts, and bruises. Extensively used as a domestic spice worldwide. Of the three types, Clove Leaf Oil, Clove Stem Oil, the Clove Bud Oil is the least irritant. Use in moderation for acne, arthritis, asthma, athlete's foot, bronchitis, bruises, burns, cuts, insect repellent, nausea, rheumatism, sprains, toothache, ulcers, wounds, colds, colic, mosquito repellent, minor infections. (Also known as Eugenia aromatica, Eugenia caryophyllata, Eugenia caryophyllus.) Highly recommended.
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
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