For years we’ve offered a CO2 extraction of Elemi, and I could never get enthusiastic about it. This new steam-distilled product is so much nicer, aromatically.
Elemi Essential Oil has an aroma reminiscent of lemon, but more balsamic and richer, with a drydown that is balsamic, and both sweet and spicy.
A relative of the trees that produce Frankincense and Myrrh, and like its more famous cousins, Elemi has traditionally been used to treat respiratory ailments. It is said to ease congestion and act as an expectorant.
It is believed to stimulate the immune system, thus being a key ingredient in any “preventive” blend.
There are those who say that it is helpful in treating psoriasis, eczema, and fungus infections of the skin and nails.
Some authorities recommend it for meditation blends, especially to aid in visualization. Worwood says that Elemi is useful in emotional healing, to encourage calming, compassion, and peace.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 1 to 2 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.