Elemi oil is steam distilled from the gum or resin of the tree native to the Philippine and Moluccas Islands. It is in the frankincense (and myrrh) botanical family, and you will recognize the smell, as such, immediately! It is a unique oil that is not very common and can be hard to locate in high quality. In the Philippine and Moluccas Islands it is used for respiratory conditions and skin problems. Europe has used Elemi to rejuvenate the skin and has made healing ointments and salves from it for hundreds of years!
Elemi Oil is rejuvenating and balancing and contains anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-depressant, expectorant, anti-catarrhal, anti-infectious and sedative properties. These properties make Elemi great for not only treating skin conditions such as scars, wrinkles, chapped skin and acne but also in skin rejuvenation, muscle and nerve pain, infections (bronchitis, chest, cuts and wounds), ulcers, coughs, inflammation (breast and uterus), rashes (allergic), balances sebum secretions and it controls perspiration.
Its spicy and fresh aroma makes is grounding and balancing for the mind. And the spiritual Influence of Elemi Oil, as the name implies, brings balance to both the spiritual and emotional planes. It aligns the chakras and relieves stress to the body. It is often used for meditation for this reason. Those who deal with depleted adrenals due to nervous exhaustion and stress may benefit from this oil. Elemi oil balances all the chakras. Opens the solar plexus chakra (chakra color: yellow).
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Often times Elemi oil is chosen over Frankincense when the uses overlap. It gives a softer feel and smell, especially when doing energy or emotional clearing work.
Medical disclaimer: The information provided herein is for personal interest and informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to offer medical treatment for any condition. Essential oils are very concentrated and are not to be used undiluted on the skin or taken internally otherwise instructed by your Doctor. Keep out of reach of children and pets.