I have a confession to make. I am head-over-heels in love with Elemi Essential Oil. Its scent is garden-fresh with top notes of lemon and sweet cooling base notes that uplift and rejuvenate, and its powers have me spellbound.
Before modern medicine, civilization relied heavily on the powers of nature to heal, restore and uplift. Turns out, Elemi is a rare and precious essential oil that has been revered for centuries.
Elemi Essential oil comes from the Canarium Luzonicum Tree found in the tropical forests of the Philippines and its neighboring nations. It is in the same botanical family as frankincense and myrrh. Elemis are evergreen trees that produce fruits the size of plums with nuts inside. The resin of the tree is put through a steam distillation process to capture the pale-yellow essential oil.
Elemi is very popular in skincare applications for its incredible ability to reduce fine lines and to tone and soften weary and aged skin. I’ve been adding it to my moisturizer, and can definitely see a difference in the folds of my neck, and jawline. Amazing!
In Arabic, Elemi means “as above so below.” This speaks to the strength of its balancing properties in aromatherapy. It is said to open the door to hidden emotions providing the opportunity to come to peace with them.
I’m so happy to have found Elemi and excited to be bringing it to our monthly subscribers soon. It’s wonderful in a diffuser, added to a bath, or used topically with a carrier oil, like my favorite, organic jojoba oil.