The clove bud, which is named after a nail (clavus in Latin) because of its interesting shape, is as tough as the name implies. Clove buds grow on the large, flowering clove tree, which thrives in the tropical humidity of Madagascar and originally hailed from the Spice Islands of Indonesia. These little guys make it easy for harvesters: they turn a bright shade of red when they’re ready to be picked! Once the unopened, dried flower buds are harvested, the process of steam distillation extracts their essential oil, and dōTERRA Clove is born. Our buds have given their all at this point, and we’re about to find out what that means for us.