Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus)
Cloves, which are picked as pink flower buds from the evergreen clove tree, have been used in cooking and aromatherapy for centuries. With their warm and wonderful aroma, Cloves are a perfect ingredient in natural products.
Clove oil is a powerful germicidal, with antiseptic and antibacterial properties making it an effective natural cleaning agent. Clove has also anti-inflammatory properties and can rapidly ease muscular pains; and more generally, it can be used as a local anasthetic.
Clove is also a natural and non toxic insect repellent; an ideal replacement for toxic Deet insect repellent.