Artists often use essential oils to retard fermentation and mold growth in mixed paints and inks, and to keep some oil-based paints from drying out too fast, and to cover the ‘eggy’ odor of egg tempera. Essential oils are extracted from plants by steam or cold-pressed to obtain the strongest scent. Our oils are bottled in little amber-colored ¼ dram glass bottles. A small pipette is provided with the bottles for adding 1 or 2 drops of oil to mixed paints or inks. There are approximately 36 – 38 drops of oil in each little bottle. A Sampler Set of all 8 scents is packaged in 5/16 dram vials.
SAFETY Concentrated essential oils will irritate eyes or mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before handling volatile oils. These oils are not for food or on skin, since we have no control over how they were processed.
CLOVE BUD ESSENTIAL OIL
Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, an evergreen tree from Madagascar and Indonesia, where it is known as minyak daun cengkeh. Warm, pungent but soothing oil is steam-distilled from unopened flower buds.
While clove was used as seasoning and for medicinal purposes extensively in ancient Indian, Chinese, Greek and Roman civilizations, its use didn’t spread to Europe until the 7th and 8th centuries. Most of these cultures used clove bud oil to relieve toothaches and to combat bad breath.
There are three types of clove essential oils: clove bud oil, clove leaf oil and clove stem oil. A more volatile and irritant oil is derived from clove leaves, and stems.
Clove Bud Oil Essential Oil: ¼ dram vial: $1.25