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Essential Oil Spotlight - ELEMI (Canarium luzonicum)

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, "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.

Fun Fact:

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.

Physical Uses:

Used for Seasonal threats, respiratory system support, relaxation, addiction support, localized discomfort relief, increase energy, mature skin, skin support, muscle aches, bronchitis, catarrh, extreme coughing, mature skin, scars, stress, and wound support.

Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, Ametrine, Smoky Quartz, Amber, Jet, and Lepidolite are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.

Blends well with:

Black Pepper, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Myrrh, Sage, Neroli, Rose Geranium, All Citrus


Diffuse, bath, massage, topical


Always dilute, old or oxidized oils should not be used. *1

Please dilute accordingly. ​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - 4% adult bad cold, infection, acute pain (18-24 drops)

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*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print

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