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Clove Bud Oil Indonesian 100% Pure

Item#508265   CAS: 8000-34-8   FEMA: 2325

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Spicy, aromatic, minty, clove, eugenol, balsamic, woody, phenolic, powdery, fruity
Taste Description: Spicy, aromatic, minty, clove, woody, medicinal

Clove bud oil is yet another warm spice that pops up in a variety of festive winter food flavors and fragrances.  In fine fragrance, perfumers routinely incorporate clove bud oil  in formulations such as Chanel Coco and Diptyque L’Eau.

Clove bud oil is derived from the dehydrated flower buds of the Eugenia caryophyllata tree.  The tree is native to Eastern Indonesia.  Out of the many types of clove, Madagascan, Comoro, and Zanzibar varieties of clove are typically used for essential oil production.  Indonesia and Madagascar are the two primary producing regions. A single clove tree must mature at least 6 years before it begins to bear buds, and it can take up to 20 years to reach full maturity and flowering capacity.  The buds are picked when their color changes from green to a bright red-pink, usually 5-6 months after they first appear.  Buds are handpicked from high branches accessible only from tall rudimentary ladders. Buds are then sundried to allow the natural oils they contain to concentrate.

Clove bud oil is extracted by steam distillation, the process used to produce Vigon’s Clove Bud Oil Indonesian 100% Pure.  As the steam comes in contact with the dried clove buds, it allows the buds’ naturally-occurring aroma compounds to evaporate.  Then, this vapor is condensed through a cooling chamber.  As the steam condenses to water, the essential oil decants and floats to the top and can easily be skimmed off.  The resulting ultra-pure essential oil is incredibly rich is eugenol, a natural molecule that is valuable in flavor and fragrance applications, but also used in dentistry for its antibacterial properties.

Clove is a versatile natural ingredient in fragrance applications.  Clove bud oil smells spicy, woody, fruity, and slightly balsamic. It can be paired with sweet florals such as rose, jasmine, and honeysuckle to add a certain richness to balance the formulation.  For earthy, herbaceous fragrances, clove is combined with lavender, sage, bergamot, and bay leaf.  In accords with cananga and ylang-ylang, clove bud transforms into an intriguing oriental fragrance.

In the flavor industry, clove bud oil is used in food products such as bakery, canned goods, baked goods, chewing gum, and spice blends.

Clove bud oil is esteemed for its antiseptic properties.  Because of its ability to naturally fight germs, clove bud oil is often used in mouthwashes, toothpaste, and other dental products.

Vigon’s Clove Bud Oil Indonesian 100% Pure

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at or call 570-422-6026.