Elemi is distilled from the gum-resin exudates of a tree found in the Philippines and South America. Elemi has been used in Europe for 500 years in salves and liniments. It has many medicinal uses for healing wounds, the respiratory tract and inflammations. In perfumery it is a freshener and top note component. The aroma is light fresh, lemon like, spicy one.
Origin of Elemi
Distilled from the gum-resin exudates of a tree found in the Philippines and South America.
Properties of Elemi oil
Elemi is bitter, astringent, pungent in taste with heating and drying energy. It acts as expectorant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary and stimulant.
Most common Uses
· Used as massage oil
· As compress and salve
· For inhalation, liniments and as perfume oil
Mixes well with: lemon, cajuput, basil, myrtle, eucalyptus, cinnamon, olibanum,
Labdanum, rosemary, lavender and sage.
Warning: may cause skin irritation; use only small amount.