Ampersand Essential Oils
In the 1300s, a deadly disease called the Black Death swept across Europe, wiping out millions of people. The ones who lived through those dark days in Europe had a powerful ally– an essential oil called Clove.
Clove has strong immune-strengthening properties, which explains why it was so prized during the Plague. Blended with other essential oils, Clove essential oil was used as a protectant from the disease.
Besides defending against diseases, Clove essential oil has been used traditionally for gastrointestinal issues, liver problems, cholera, malaria, and candida. It's anti-infectious and has been used for tooth infections. Clove has also been used traditionally in soaps and perfumes.
Latin Binomial: Eugenia caryophylatta
Partner Farm: Naturally Australian Products
Location Origin: Himalayan Plains, India
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part Used: Seeds
Scent Profile: Strong, Spicy, Sweet
Endorsements: Fair Trade