Elemi essential oil is extracted by using the steaming method on the gum of the Elemi tree. The sweet and spicy scent is often used in conjunction with other sweet scents and has been used to help to relax and clear the airways.
Elemi essential oil originates from the Philippines and is comprised of terpineol, elemicine, elemol, dipentene, and limonene. The oil has a smooth consistency and yellow-green color.
The sweet and spicy fragrance of elemi essential oil makes it a common additive in fragrances and cosmetic products. For health, the oil may be used for its analgesic and antiseptic properties as well as in aiding the lungs and clearing airways.
Like citrus oils, elemi essential oil has a scent known for lifting the spirits and improving mood, which is why it is often mixed with citrus scents in energizing blends.