Aroma: Balsamic yet lemon-like, with sweet, spicy, camphoraceous and smokey notes
Latin Name: Canarium luzonicum
Country of Origin: Philippines
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Gum / resin
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatherapy Properties: Restorative, warming, and meditative.
Suggested Use: Elemi is delightful to use in skincare recipes with gentle and restorative properties. Its aroma is also useful to help open breathing. And, with its warm radiance, it is also a favorite to diffuse in cold weather.
History: Because of its drying and conserving properties, Elemi was one of the aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming their dead. Used for centuries as a fixative and fragrance component, for example in soaps. Detergents, perfumes, cosmetics. From the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute with topical use. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions.
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