elemi essential oil | 10ml
Escentia’s Elemi essential oil is 100% pure and has been used to assist with decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and youthening the skin. Soft and fragrant, Elemi Essential Oil is a rejuvenating powerhouse for your body, mind and skin. It has also been used to assist with stress and dry coughs, as well as with the healing of cuts, sores and wounds. It has also been used to assist with respiratory healing. It has been used to replace Frankincense as a more affordable alternative.
Product Specifications: Elemi Essential Oil is distilled from the resin of the Asian tree Canarium luzonicum. Native to Asia, South America and the Philippines, the Elemi tree is known locally as ‘Pili’. A tropical plant, it can grow up to 30 metres high and produces a pale-yellow shrub. The tree’s resin solidifies as soon as it comes into contact with the air, and the resin stops flowing when the plant starts to lose its leaves. As distilled oils derived from resins, Elemi and Frankincense oils share some similarities. Like Frankincense Essential Oil, Elemi Oil is rich in monoterpenes.
typical country of origin:
Philippines / France
elemi essential oil can be used to:
It is well-known for being an antiseptic, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, stimulant and tonic. It can be used for chronic coughs, respiratory tract infections, catarrhs, muscular fatigue, stress-related bronchial conditions, infectious skin conditions and wounds, cuts, and fatigue.
Elemi essential oil blends well with Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Lavender and Rosemary.
- Ancient Egyptian uses: Elemi Essential Oil was used as a preservative in the Egyptian embalming process, thanks to its antiseptic properties.
- Chinese ceremonies: Chinese herbalists used Elemi Essential Oil in a variety of religious ceremonies and rituals, which has been documented since the 7th century
- A soldier’s remedy: In the 17th century, J. J. Wecker, a pioneering physician and practitioner, used Elemi Oil in balms to treat soldiers who had been injured in battle.
Elemi Essential Oil is used in the production of a wide range of common household products. It can be found in perfumes, soaps, cosmetics and even some food products, such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
technique of extraction method:
Elemi essential oil is steam distilled from the gum resin of the Asian tree, Canarium luzonicum. It is a thin oil and is clear with a tinge of yellow. It is a middle note oil with a medium strength. Elemi Essential Oil smells fresh, resinous, citrusy, peppery and somewhat spicy. It’s main constituents are (+)-Limonene, Elemol, a-Phellandrene, Elemicin, p-Cymene, a-Pinene, 1,8-Cineole. About 110 – 120ml of elemi essential oil is extracted from about 1kg of resin.
May affect sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. Vetiver should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, unless under the guidance of an aromatherapist. However, it carries very little risk of toxicity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.