Elemi Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Canarium commune
PLANT PART: Resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin, clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A middle note with a medium aroma, it can be best described by comparing it to a dill pickle with citrus notes. It is surprisingly fresh and clean, and not as tart as one would expect.
BLENDS WITH: Lavender ,Clary Sage,Rosemary
BENEFITS AND USES: Grounding and balancing, thus making it a useful oil for meditation, ability to rejuvenate and restore healthy skin, help soothe overexerted muscles.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Closely related to the trees that give us Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi exudes an exotic, fragrant resin when its leaves are sprouting. This yellow resin, similar to Frankincense and Muhuhu, has a strong woody scent, which solidifies when it comes into contact with the air. Elemi is known locally as pili, and the gum is exported from the Philippines. It has been used as a substitute for Frankincense, which has been used throughout the civilized world since ancient times.
CAUTIONS: This oil should not be used by those who are pregnant or under the care of a physician. Dilute well before use; for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas