Spicy, sweet-scented cloves add warmth to perfumes and stimulate the blood flow.
What is clove?
Cloves are the dried aromatic flower buds of a tropical evergreen tree of the Myrtle family. The tree can grow to be 90 years old and may yield 800 to 1,000 pounds of cloves per year. When drying, the buds change colour from rose to brown. They can then be sold raw or put through a process of steam distillation to obtain an essential oil with a warm, rich and spicy aroma.
What are the benefits of clove?
- Cloves are known to have antiseptic properties that are beneficial for soothing skin irritations.
- They offer a helping hand with boosting circulation and blood flow.
- Their unique spicy yet sweet fragrance also has an uplifting and stimulating effect on the mind.
Did you know?
Cloves are used in herbal medicine. They were first mentioned in Chinese medicine in about AD600. Particularly known for their soothing effect on toothaches, it is said that the ancient Chinese also used to hold a clove in the mouth to perfume their breath when speaking to the emperor.
Where does Lush source clove?
At Lush, we buy an oil distilled from clove buds and one obtained from the plant's leaves. Depending on the part used, the scent will be subtly different. We also use a lot of dried cloves, especially for our exclusive winter festive products. Each of these materials will be purchased from another source. To find out more about them, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!