Production and Extraction
The clove tree belongs to the Myrtaceae family which are woody, oil-containing trees with flowers that cluster in multiples of four or five. Clove trees grow well in low-elevation coastal regions, with a tropical, humid climate and regular rainfall. The entire east coast of Madagascar is ideal for clove growth and Madagascar is the second-largest producer of clove buds, behind Indonesia. The tree reaches mature flowering at 20 years and these flowers develop into the fruit (bud) which is picked and dried by our small-scale farming families. The harvest in Madagascar is between October and January.
The clove bud oil is extracted by steam distillation at Fairoils’ own facility in Mananjary. Fairoils steam-distils clove buds from raw material purchased during the harvest period. We process using biomass boilers run on briquettes, which are compressed biowaste of distilled clove buds and cinnamon bark.
All clove oils – bud, stem and leaf are rich in eugenol, but Clove bud is distinguished by its high level of eugenol acetate. Fairoils supplies all the relevant technical and quality documents on request.
Packaging: 25kg & 200kg drums