Elemi Essential Oil
Elemi is a big shady tree with fruits and nuts and is native to the Philippines.
- Botanical Family: Burseraceae
- Other Common Names:
- Part of Plant Used: Resin/Gum
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Elemi is high in monoterpenes (limonene), sesquiterpenes (myrcene, α-phellandrene), and sesquiterpene alcohols (elemol)
- Digestive: supports digestive pain and upsets
- Skin: helps with wound healing and for skin inflammations
- Nervous System: support for anxiety, depression, emotional trauma, and nervous tension
- Emotional: soothes pain caused by emotional trauma in the realm of achieving higher states of consciousness
- Spiritual: supports the Crown chakra associated with the higher states of consciousness
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note that is fresh, warm, and spicy
- Longevity: The aroma of Elemi can last up to 20 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Balsamic
- Blends well with: Allspice, Angelica Root, Angelica Seed, Cape Chamomile, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Cypress, Frankincense, Galbanum, Helichrysum, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Opopanax, Palo Santo, Rosalina, Sandalwood, Spike Lavender, Sweet Orange, Thyme ct. linalool, and Yarrow
- Skin sensitization if oxidized.
Products Using Elemi Essential Oil
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.