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Elemi Essential Oil

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Dive into the world of wellness with Edens Garden's Elemi essential oil. With a delightful blend of lemony, piney, and gentle musky aromas, Elemi has been cherished for centuries. Before the advent of modern medicine, civilizations leaned heavily on nature's bounty to heal and uplift, and Elemi, a rare and precious essential oil, was no exception.

Elemi, native to Asia, comes from evergreen trees bearing plum-sized fruits with nuts inside. Belonging to the same family as Myrrh and Frankincense, Elemi's resin undergoes a steam distillation process to extract the pale-yellow essential oil. The term 'elemi' has been used throughout history to denote various resins, emphasizing its diverse applications and rich heritage.

Incorporating Elemi essential oil into your everyday life is as easy as it is rewarding. Add a few drops to your diffuser to surround yourself with its lemony, piney aroma that's subtly musky. For a soothing massage experience, mix Elemi with a carrier oil. If you're a DIY skincare enthusiast, blend Elemi with your favorite lotion or cream for an aromatic treat. Remember, always do a patch test before topical use and dilute with a carrier oil. With Elemi essential oil, you're not just purchasing a product; you're embracing a lifestyle of wellness and natural richness. Experience the magic of Elemi today!


Botanical Name: Canarium luzonicum

Origin: Philippines

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Resin

Note: Middle

Family: Burseraceae

Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins

Aroma: Lemony, sweet, tangy-green, and slightly musky

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Elemi essential oil used for?
  • Elemi has unique healing abilities that help to restore the skin and uplift mood. It is in the same resin family as Myrrh and Frankincense. The resin is steam distilled to make this oil that regenerates mature and aging skin and wrinkles especially after harsh exposure to the elements. It has antiinflammatory properties, eases nervous exhaustion and reduces stress. It is an excellent oil to use in DIY anti aging skin care blends and is also admired for its ability to heal wounds and support a healthy respiratory system especially with cold congestion, bronchitis and breaking up phlegm to breathe easier when confronted with an unproductive cough. Elemi can also help reduce fatigue, pain and feelings of tiredness.
How to use Elemi essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Elemi essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin-nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
What does Elemi essential oil smell like?
  • Elemi, known by its Latin name, Canarium luzonicum, has a lemon-citrus, soft floral and balsamic aromatic that is influenced by unique peppery notes. It gives off a sense of warmth and as a middle note can help to give a blend sustaining life as well as soften its edges. Mixed with top and base notes it will make its appearance after top notes have dissipated in a blend.
Is Elemi essential oil good for face and hair?
  • Elemi essential oil is a must have if you like to make your own DIY skincare products. It is an oil that aids in the regeneration of mature and aging skin with an ability to reduce wrinkles especially after harsh exposure to the elements. It is an excellent oil to use in DIY anti aging skin care blends and is also admired for its ability to heal wounds. According to a number of online sources Elemi is touted for hair care as being able to give life and moisture to dry, damaged hair as well as support healthy-looking skin.
Can Elemi essential oil cause hives?
  • Elemi has a shelf life of 3 years. When fresh, this oil is considered non-toxic and non irritating. However, essential oils are easily effected by light and oxygen so its best to keep the bottle closed when not in use and stored in a cool and dark location such as a refrigerator to extend its life. If oxidized, it may be skin sensitizing and at that point it is not recommended for topical use - after its expiration date, its best to use this oil in DIY cleaning products.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Elemi Oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Canarium luzonicum. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

INHALATION: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 15 drops of Elemi, 40 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 35 drops of Tea Tree and 10 drops of Lemon, then Shake to mix well. Put a few drops on a clean cloth and inhale, or add to a diffuser and run for 30-60 minutes.

BATH SALTS: Combine: 3 drops of Elemi, 3 drops of Lavender, 1 drop Cedarwood (Atlas) with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.

OILY SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 3 drops of Elemi, 2 drops of Tea Tree, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang, 3 drops of Cypress and 2 ounces of witch hazel. Shake well to combine before putting a couple of drops onto a water-damp cotton swab and applying directly to problem areas. (1.7% dilution)

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