Elemi Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Canarium luzonicum
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Gum
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, lemony, spicy, balsamic undertone
Largest Producing Countries: Philippines
Traditional Use: Elemi was included in the aromatic blend that the Egyptians used for embalming.
Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, fungicidal, regulatory, stimulant, tonic
Benefits: Aged skin, diarrhea, exhaustion, muscular pain, stress, ulcers. In perfumery elemi is used as a fixative in a blend.
Blends Well With: Cinnamon, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, rosemary, sage, spice oils
Of Interest: Elemi is closely related to frankincense and myrrh. You may see it referred to as "poor man's frankincense" as is has similar properties.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.