Elemi Essential Oil (France)
Active Ingredient: Limonene: 58.74%
Botanical Name: Canarium luzonicum
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: 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, with a strong woody scent, solidifies when it comes into contact with the air.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Elemi Essential Oil can be best described by comparing it to a dill pickle with citrus notes. It is surprisingly fresh and clean though, and not as tart as one would expect.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Elemi Essential Oil blends well with Clary Sage, Frankincense, Rosemary, Myrrh and Lavender.
Common Uses: Essential oils such as Elemi Oil (France) have properties which include use as an analgesic, expectorant, tonic, antiseptic and as a stimulating agent. It can give users a feeling of peace, be effective on wounds and cuts, heavy perspiration, and in the reduction of mucous. It is said to enhance the appearance of mature skin.
History: Elemi Essential Oil is known locally as Pili, and the gum is exported from the Philippines. The ancient Egyptians used Elemi oil in the embalming process. The resin was used in Europe and the Near East for ointments and salves, and in more recent times, as a substitute for Frankincense.
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