Elemi Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Canarium Commune

Country of Origin: Philippines

Cultivation Method: Standard Cultivation

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Resin

Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, peppery, spicy. Elemi is surprisingly fresh and clean. This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than the other balsamic aromas. It is a bit incense-like, spicy, and slightly camphoraceous, yet softer and balsamic

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Elemi is a gum produced by a tree of the Canarium family, Canarium luzonicum, that is grown in a specific region of the Philippines, south of Manila.
Mainly between July and November, the tree is tapped by making incisions in its bark and removing a thin strip every day. Trees in their seventh year or older produce abundant quantities of the gum, which is harvested weekly. Fresh Elemi gum is bright white in color. It retains a pasty consistency that enables it to be molded into the wooden boxes in which it is traditionally exported. From the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh.

Blends well with: Elemi blends well with Elemi oil blends well with Clary Sage, Frankincense, Rosemary, Myrrh (India), and Lavender 40/42. also it blends with Spices, floral and oriental bases, the aphrodisiac oils – Rose Absolute (Morocco), Jasmine Absolute, Sandalwood East Indian, Frankincense. Blend with Ylang Ylang I, Vanilla 10 Fold, or Jasmine Absolute to support its soft qualities. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

History: Elemi Essential Oil is known locally as 'Pili and the gum is exported from Manila. The ancient Egyptians used Elemi oil in the embalming process. Elemi is a classic perfumery ingredient. At one time its annual production reached 500 tons, but it has since fallen to about 200 tons. Biolandes sources its Elemi gum through the local networks of the same partner that supplies us with Myrrh and Olibanum from Somaliland.

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