100% pure Elemi essential oil steam distilled from Elemi tree resin, Naturally grown and harvested in the Philippines. The oil has a bright, fresh, uplifting lemony-eucalyptus aroma. This Elemi Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
The name 'Elemi' comes from an Arabic phrase meaning 'above and below', referring to how the sacred resin supports well-being on both the spiritual and physical planes. The Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) tree is a member of the Burderacae family. A tall tropical tree growing up to 30 meters in height, Elemi (locally called 'Pili') is native to the Philippines. When the pale yellow leaves of the Elemi begin to bud, the tree begins production of an exotic honey-like aromatic oleoresin that is used to make the essential oil. The botanical resin will solidify on contact with the air and the tree stops producing it when the last leaf falls.
ABOUT THE OIL
This essential oil is almost colorless and sourced from the steam-distilled resin of Elemi trees Naturally Organically grown in the Philippines.
This Elemi essential oil is has a bright, lemongrass top note, followed by a woody balsam and pine-like middle note and a sweet balsamic, orange oil undertone. It is reminiscent of Frankincense and Myrrh oils. Elemi blends well with spice oils like Cardamom, Cinnamon, and Ginger, and with flower essences like Geranium, Lavender, Melissa, and Orange Blossom. It can also meld well with woody and earthy aromatic oils such as Frankincense, Galbanum, Myrrh, Rosewood, and Sandalwood.
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
From Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty1:
Used to boost the thymus gland and immune system
General stimulant, restores strength following illness
Aids the natural healing process of cuts, sores, and wounds; normalizes oily or dry skin
Balancing and calming to the nerves – “strengthens, centers, and focuses the mind and emotions”
Application and Use
Elemi is considered one of the gentlest essential oils and is therefore non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. A test patch on skin is always recommended in case of unlikely sensitivity. Do NOT use during pregnancy or breast-feeding without first consulting your natural health professional or physician.
1 Wilson, Roberta. Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty. Pengiun, 2002.