|Latin name||Canarium luzonicum|
|Synonyms||C. commune, Manila elemi, Elemi gum, Elemi Resin.|
|Extraction||Steam distillation of the gum|
|Origin||Philippine Islands & Moluccas, distillation takes place at source.|
|Plant characteristics||A Tropical tree up to 30 meters high, yielding a resinous pathological exudation with green pungent odour. Although it is called gum it is almost entirely made up of resin and essential oil.|
|Oil characteristics||A colourless to pale yellow liquid with a light, fresh, balsamic-spicy, lemon like odour.|
|Traditional use||The gum or oleoresin is used locally for skin care, respiratory complaints and as a general stimulant. Elemi was one of the oils used by the ancient Egyptians during the embalming process.|
|Blends well with||Myrrh, frankincense, rosemary, lavender, lavandin, sage, cinnamon and other spicy essential oils.|
|Cautions and comments||Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.|
|Main chemical constituents||Phellandrene, dipentene, elemol, elemicin, terpineol, carvone and terpinolene among others.|
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.