Elemi essential oil has a lemony, piney, and gentle musky aroma.
Before modern medicine, civilization relied heavily on the powers of nature to heal, restore and uplift. Elemi is a rare and precious essential oil that has been revered for centuries.
Native to Asia, Elemis are an evergreen trees that produce fruits the size of plums with nuts inside. It is in the same family as Myrrh and Frankincense. The resin of the tree is put through a steam distillation process to capture the pale-yellow essential oil. The word elemi has been used at various times in history to denote various resins.
Botanical Name: Canarium luzonicum
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Resin
Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Lemony, sweet, tangy-green, and slightly musky
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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