Carnation Essential Oil (Dianthus caryophyllus)


Carnation may also be referred to as Clove Pink. It is typically processed in France using solvent extracted as a method for extracting oil from the flowers.


Carnations have traditionally been used by artists, writers, and poets to inspire great works of creativity, increase motivation and provide a veritable muse of euphoria. First cultivated in ancient Egypt over 2,000 years ago, carnations are one of the world’s most popular flowers and were said to be the favorite flower of Jove, the Roman King of the Gods. Carnations represent love, purity, good fortune, graciousness, and gratitude. Carnations are so sweet!

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description: Delightful and extremely rich, sweet honey-like, bright spicy (Clove-like), deep floral aroma with a faint minty-herbaceous undertone in the long drydown; extremely tenacious
  • Common Name(s): Clove Pink
  • Botanical Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Dianthus
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Consistency: Viscous liquid that becomes more mobile in warm ambient temperatures
  • Color: Golden straw yellow to green, semi-transparent
  • Countries of Production: France
  • Indigenous Country: Egypt
  • Processing Methods: Solvent Extracted
  • Part Typically Used: Flowers
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

Properties of Carnation:

Carnation Absolute can be used in soaps, candles, potpourri, room fresheners, and in massage therapy applications.

Other Uses for Carnation:

Natural Perfumery

Aromatherapy Massage Natural Perfumery Personal Care

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Carnation:

Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.