Cloves are the dried buds of the syzgium aromaticum tree. The buds are harvested from the tree before they open, then dried and sold commercially. Our clove oil is steam-distilled from buds grown in Indonesia. Clove oil is a very warming oil that can also numb oral tissue. Diffuse for added protection during the cold season, or apply topically in 1-2% dilution. Clove Bud Essential Oil smells spicy and rich like actual cloves.