Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

What is the process for extracting oil from cloves

Clove bud essential oil is extracted by water distillation. This oil is a pale yellow color with a sweet spicy scent.
Clove leaf essential oil is extracted by water distillation. This oil is a dark brown color with a crude burnt woody fragrance.
Essential oil from the stalks or stems is extracted by steam distillation. This oil is a pale yellow with a strong spicy woody odor.
When buying clove oil be sure you are getting “essential” oil not infused oil.




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