Uplifting, balancing and antiseptic
Elemi oil, with its sharp citrus and spicy aroma, has analgesic, toning and fungicide properties.
The elemi tree (Canarium Iuzonicum) originates from the Philippines and can grow up to 100 feet tall. Elemi oil is extracted from the gum resin by steam distillation. The resin is only produced when the leaves sprout.
Egyptians used Elemi oil in their daily skin care preparations. Moreover it was used throughout the Middle East for thousands of years as an antiseptic for healing scars and wounds. In Europe is popular since the 15th century, used in ointments and soothing balms for skin infections and to heal wounds, and as skin tonic for reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.
Today, elemi oil is used in perfumery for its emotionally uplifting, spicy and sharp citrusy fragrance instilling a feeling of peace.
In skin products, it is used for its antiseptic and toning properties. Moreover it benefits the skin balancing sebum production.