Elemi | Latin Name: Canarium Luzonicum | Family: Burseraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Gum
This Essential Oil is colourless to pale yellow liquid with a light, fresh, balsamic-spicy, lemon-like odour.
Elemi is a Tropical tree up to 30 meters high, yielding a resinous pathological exudation with a green pungent odour. Although it is called gum it is almost entirely made up of resin and essential oil. Native to the Philippine Islands and the Moluccas where it is also cultivated and distilled. There are several other species which grow wild or are cultivated in the Philippines, which also yields a gum. It is closely related to Myhrr and Frankincense.