Elemi is a distant cousin of frankincense and is sometimes called Manila Elemi because it comes from the Philippines. Like frankincense, the oil is made from the gum resin. The tree is the source of pili nuts. The resin is usually yellowish in color and flows like honey but hardens with contact with the air. The resin is wildcrafted and steam distilled. It has a refreshing citrus-like aroma and is used primarily as an antiseptic.
The tree is highly resilient. It survives wind, tropical storms, and drought and passes along its adaptability to those who use its gifts. It can be used to manage stress, inhaled to clear the lungs, and applied to scars to reduce adhesions and stretch marks. Elemi is regarded as a skin rejuvenator but, as with most oils, sensitivity can vary and dilution is recommended. It blends well with Frankincense and Myrrh.
Elemi Essential Oil can also be used in a vaporizer or inhaler . . . or a drop can be placed on the palms of the hands and then cupped over the nose and inhaled to relax coughing and breathing issues. The best method is probably to pour boiling water into a bowl, add a few drops of Elemi Essential Oil, drape a towel or cloth over the head and lean over the bowl to inhale the vapor.
Contents: Steam distilled wildcrafted resin of Canarium luzonicum.