Elemi Essential Oil (France)
Closely related to the trees that give us Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi exudes an exotic, fragrant resin when its leaves are sprouting. This yellow resin, similar to Frankincense and Muhuhu, with a strong woody scent, solidifies when it comes into contact with the air.
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.
The therapeutic properties of Elemi Essential Oil include use as an analgesic, expectorant, tonic, antiseptic and as a stimulating agent. It can give users a feeling of peace, be effective on wounds and cuts, heavy perspiration, and in the reduction of mucous. It is said to enhance the appearance of mature skin.