Clove leaf oil is the main source for eugenol. The two principal origins are Madgascar and Indonesia. Clove is cultivated for the buds destined for the spice market and the willingness of farmers to distill leaves is partly determined by how financially rewarding the preceding buds campaign was. The length of the wet season in Indonesia is also an important factor in the volume of production of oil.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period July - September
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, spicy, clove
Common Applications allspice, pine, christmas blends, sandalwood
Appearance Dark brown liquid
Assay min 75% eugenol
Optical Rotation n/a
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.5250 - 1.5400
Specific Gravity @20℃ 1.035 - 1.051
Flash Point ℃ 100°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.