(Eugenia Caryophyllus)

Botany & Composition

Myrtle family (Myrtaceae).

This evergreen tree can grow up to 65 feet tall and is rich in vitamins E & K and minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium. Clove oil is produced from the crushed flower buds and leaves.

Geography: It is believed to have originated in Indonesia and is native to Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.

Historical Uses

Clove oil has been used for centuries as a moisturiser on dry, problem skin due to its ability to even skin tone and diminish the appearance of redness.

Stories & Legends

The word "clou" means nail in French, which is what Cloves resemble and how the spice is believed to have gotten its name. Cloves were one of the first spices ever traded. Evidence of this dates back to ships from 1721 BC.

Found In

Active Oil Free Moisturizer, Purifying Face Wash, Whipped Body Butter