Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, it can be best described by comparing it to a dill pickle with citrus notes. It is surprisingly fresh and clean, and not as tart as one would expect.
Product Abstract: 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, has a strong woody scent, which solidifies when it comes into contact with the air. Elemi is known locally as pili, and the gum is exported from the Philippines. It has been used as a substitute for Frankincense, which has been used throughout the civilized world since ancient times.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
WARNING Prop 65: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
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Rating: This is absolutely one of my favorite oils. I don't get a dill pickle smell. To me this is a peppery, woody, citrus note that is fantastic blended with bergamot and ylang ylang.
By:Cheryl, Charlotte, North Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2005
Rating: Elemi is a treat! It's scent is delightful and gives hints that it is more than just something fun to smell. I use it as a brightener in topical remedies and as a balancer in aromatherapy. Thank you NDA for offering this asset to all of us. Thank you to Shane from SC for some history on this ancient remedy.
Rating: I blended Elemi with lavender, clary sage and a few other oils for the air vent diffuser in my car. I let the blend mature for a couple of days and it smells fantastic. Completely recommend purchasing this oil for anyone who wants something a little different to add to their collection!
Rating: I've been using Elemi with White Fir for fibromalgia pain and its working. Just read other reviews now know its calming and meditating effect it has too. Love the scent better than Frankencense.
By:Denise, Yakima, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jun-2015
Rating: I really enjoy this Elemi oil. It is very meditative and just an interesting scent. Seems to encourage inner reflection for me, very calming. Good price too!
By:Brandy, Davenport, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2010
Rating: Elemi is hard to describe. Mostly it has a sparkling zippy lemon scent with a slight hint of frankincense undertone to it it doesn't smell like dill to me but there is some indescribably special extra something about this essential oil. I'm not a big lemon/litsea cubeba/melissa/citrus fan but I love, love, love elemi.
By:Tanya, Lacey, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2012
Rating: Smell like pine a little bit, but better. I liked it a lot.
By:Dina, Welland, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: It does smell like dill pickle with citrus undertones! Very unique! I bought it for the therapeutic value since it's so nutritive for the skin.
By:Susan, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love this oil already...it does bring a wonderful sense of peace.
Rating: The aroma of this oil really nice, it smells like nutmeg oil with citrus oil
I recommend it for anyone who likes aromatherapy as this oil is excellent for it.
By:Tom, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Sharp, bright and herbal. Stimulating but balancing at the same time.
By:Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Elemi has always been one of my absolute favorite incense resins, and I love the essential oil even more. That utterly intrepid, insanely complex odor of dill, frankincense, and exotic citrus does wonderful, wonderful things to various fragrances and I use the oil for its therapeutic nature in facial elixirs and other skin care treats. I'd reccomend again and again.
By:Jourdain, Salinas, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2009
Rating: Elemi oil is one of my favorites. It has a resinous scent with lemony and pine-like tones. Elemi is great for skin care, wound healing, respiratory complaints, and meditation. This is one of the oils that i find helps open the psychic senses.
By:Shane, Hampton, South Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2005
Rating: Bought this at the recommendation of an aromatherapy book for its soothing properties...love the smell and quality.
By:Sharon, Yarker, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This one is new to me - I was courious so I got it - be careful when opening as it is very thin and splahes easily when breaking that new cap ring!
I have it all over my hands now but luckily I love the scent! : )
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: Often overlooked, Elemi essential oil is very useful. It is great to ease away muscular pains in massage blends. It is also good for the skin and helps prevent wrinkles. Elemi has a long history of use, dating back to Ancient Egypt. Seventeenth cenutry physician, J. J. Wecker, used elemi in a balm to help heal the wounds of soldiers. Today it is often found as a perfume ingredient. Elemi has many uses and can benefit everyone!
By:Shane, Hampton, South Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2005
Rating: Another of the most under-rated oils....this intensely fresh essential oil is so useful! I find it wonderful in male/balancing blends as well as a peaceful tonic for women too. If you've never tried it, do......you won't be sorry.
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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