INCI: Eugenia Caryophyllata Bud Oil
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Organic Clove Bud Oil is a concentrated product used mainly in production of Cosmetic products and in Aromatherapy.
Produced by the steam distillation of flower buds of the plant Eugenia caryophyllata. Cloves are the unopened flower buds of small evergreen tree. The tropical tree known as Syzygium aromaticum and botanically popular as Eugenia Caryophyllus produces the commercially valuable cloves. The trees are grown in the Producer’s own organic plantation.
The Odour, flavours and Oil content are important criteria in the food industry. Sri Lankan Cloves have been found to be richer in Oil than those from Indonesia. It is worth checking a sample of both to see the differences. The plant grows to a height of 12-15 meters and takes 20 years to reach full bearing and then continue to bear fruit for about 50 years. The Clove is a pretty tree with reddish tender leaves. The major spice is the unopened flower bud which is harvested along with its stem and dried in the shade. The buds and stems are dried separately. The drying process has to be carefully monitored as it is akin to a curing process, and the quality of the aroma develops during this stage. The authentic Oil of Clove is Clove Bud Oil with the fragrant and mellow aroma. The Sri Lankan distilled Oil has a high demand and is renowned for superior aroma and pungency. Our Clove Bud Oil is distilled from selected raw materials from direct sources where the growing conditions as well as the drying process is well scrutinized.
This is a natural substance. The substance has a natural variability in its composition. It is obtained by the steam distillation of the dried fresh buds Eugenia Caryophyllata Bud plant.
Appearance: Clear mobile liquid
Colour: Pale yellow to yellow
Odour: Clove, Spicy character
Specific Gravity at 25ºC: 1.030 – 1.063
Flash Point - 121ºC - Pensky Martens Closed Cup method
CAS Number: 84961-50-2 / 8000-34-8
EC Number: 284-638-7
GC Profile (typical):
65 – 78% Eugenol
10 – 18% Beta-carophyllene
2 – 9% Eugenyl acetate
Goods are normally supplied in 1 or 5 kg new Aluminium containers or 25kg HDPE containers. We would recommend our customers to recycle the containers where possible.
36 months when stored within advised conditions, re-test every 12 months thereafter for a possible further 24 months.
Production: This ingredient is produced exclusively for Khush Ingredients in Sri Lanka.
This oil is widely used in the aromatherapy and personal care industry and is generally regarded as safe but may be harmful if swallowed and if levels are exceeded.
Organic Clove Bud Oil is not classed as a dangerous good, and the list below is for its main hazardous properties as well as precautionary statements.
For details, please request the specific safety data sheet for each oil.
Main Safety & Handling Statements:
These are for generic for essential oils not regarded as dangerous goods, hence no allocated UN number/packaging groups.
H302: Harmful if swallowed
H315: Causes skin irritation
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction
H319: Causes serious eye irritation
P261: Avoid breathing dust/fumes/ gas/vapour
P264: Wash hands after use
P280: Wear protective gloves/clothing/eye-protection/face protection
P301/310: If swallowed, please call immediately a doctor / poison centre
P305/351/358: If eyes are affected, rinse carefully for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and continue to rinse eyes
P331: Do not induce vomiting
P501: Dispose of containers in accordance with local/national regulations
Khush Ingredients is certified by the Soil Association and all organic materials are imported with full certificate of inspection, authorised by Sri Lankan and UK Port Health and each oil is also supplied with a certificate of analysis.