Botanical name: Canarium luzonicum
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery note: Middle
Related Planets/Deities: Mercury
Aroma: Pleasantly rich, spicy, citrus-like, hints of balsam
Energetic Properties: Centering, calming, cheering, rejuvenating
Aromatherapy Properties: A colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid with a fresh, balsamic, lemony odor. It blends well with cinnamon, frankincense, labdanum, lavender, myrrh, rosemary and sage oils.
Spiritual Uses: Elemi is an Arabic word which may be translated to "As above, so below". In ancient times, it was revered as a sacred oil, and was even used by the ancient Egyptians in embalming to help the soul transcend to the next realm of existence. It is very beneficial in creating clear awareness and clarity for meditative and magical work, bringing the crown and root chakras into balance.
History: Elemi oil is extracted from the Canarium luzonicum tree, a tropical plant which is now found primarily in the Philippines. The oil was used by the Ancient Egyptians as part of embalming formulas. Other traditions used the resin and oil as part of sacred rituals to clarify and enhance consciousness and to connect the material realm with the realm of the divine.
Perfect for use with our Ceramic Oil Burners.