Elemi Essential Oil

  • Canarium luzonicum
  • Origin: Philippines
Elemi Essential Oil


Parts Used


Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Fresh, lemony, spicy, balsamic undertone


Elemi was included in the aromatic blend that the Egyptians used for embalming.


1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Blends Well With

Cinnamon, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, rosemary, sage, spice oils

Herbal Miscellany

Elemi is closely related to frankincense and myrrh. You may see it referred to as "poor man's frankincense" as is has similar properties.


Oil Specific: None known.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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).

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.