Elemi (Canarium luzonicum), is by far one of my most favorite essential oils! It ranks up there with lavender and clary sage. Elemi is a beautiful oil that has a fresh, citrusy, and tart scent. When I first smelled it, it made me think of citrusy pickles. It has a strong dill and citrus element. The Elemi tree is a relative of Frankincense and Myrrh and native to the Philippians and some neighboring nations. It exudes a yellow, honey like resin which is steam distilled and considered a top to middle fragrance note. According to Wikipedia.com, "Elemi is used as a herbal medicine to treat bronchitis, catarrh, extreme coughing, mature skin, scars, stress, and wounds."
I was first introduced to this oil 2015 when I had liver surgery. It was a tremendous help afterward. Since Elemi is a relative of Frankincense, it has the similar healing abilities.
The Egyptians were known to use the resin from elemi oil in the embalming process.
Emotional and Mental Uses:
Used for positive thinking, aid with change, reminder of what thoughts we are broadcasting, calming, rejuvenating, meditation, align the chakras, emotional and spiritual balance, reduces stress, anxiety, anxious feeling, and may be sedating.
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