Elemi Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Canarium luzonicum
Plant Part: Gum
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: Elemi is a tropical tree from the Philippines that can grow up to 30 meters (98 feet). It exudes a yellow resin when leaves are sprouting.
Color: Clear to Faint Yellow
Aroma Strength: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Elemi essential oil can be best described by comparing it to a dill pickle with citrus notes. It is surprisingly fresh and clean though, and not as tart as one would expect. 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.