Clove Leaf Essential Oil
Syzgium aromaticum leaves, steam distilled, from India.
Colour: Light Brown
Common Uses: Clove Leaf is credited as being beneficial for skin irritations (diluted!!!), digestive issues, and bad breath. Because of the cheaper price, it is often substituted for Clove Bud in soaps, incenses and candles.
Clove as a scent promotes consciousness and courage.
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
Aromatic Scent: Clove Leaf has the characteristic Clove smell, only it is much sharper than Clove Bud with woodsy tones.
History: 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 of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and they were worth more than their weight in gold.
Cautions: Never apply undiluted to the skin.