Our Clove Bud Select CO2 Extract is produced from the flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum, a flowering tree that offers numerous benefits for wellness applications. Aromatically, it possesses a spicy-sweet clove aroma that is a bit warmer, sweeter and more well rounded than its essential oil counterpart.
Clove Bud Select CO2 Extract offers numerous applications within beauty, cosmetic, aromatherapy, and soapmaking applications. It is a warming extract that can help reduce mental fatigue, improve clarity and mood, help maintain alertness and support healthy digestion. We encourage you to research the numerous benefits of this helpful extract.
This delightfully spicy CO2 extract is comprised of approximately 90% essential oil including approximately 45-75% eugenol, 5-25% eugenyl acetate, 10-20% beta caryophyllene and up to 5% humulene. It is light-medium yellow in color and is fluid at room temperature. It possesses a longer shelf life than does Clove Bud Essential Oil because the production of the essential oil exposes the oil to a great deal of heat during production. The CO2 extraction process uses virtually no heat and thus allows for a longer shelf life.
Clove Bud Select CO2 Extract is wonderful to use year-round, but it is especially lovely for seasonal use during the Autumn and Winter seasons. In addition to its wellness applications, it is wonderful for use in home fragrancing, diffusion and potpourri blends. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac.
Clove Bud Select CO2 Extract blends especially well with other CO2 extracts and essential oils in the wood, spice, citrus, floral and herbaceous families. It can be helpful in helping to improve the aroma of blends and formulations that have a "medicinal" or unpleasant scent to them.
For topical formulations intended for adults, Essential Oil Safety Edition 2 by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.5% for Clove Bud Essential Oil. We believe the same dermal limit holds true for Clove Bud Select CO2 Extract.
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.