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Spotlight Oil of the Week Elemi Essential Oil

Elemi: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week



Latin name: Canarium Iuzonicum

Aroma Description: pleasant, tangy-sweet aroma with musky undertones

Therapeutic benefits

  • Cherished for its ability to rejuvenate and restore healthy skin.
  • Known to be grounding and balancing, making it an ideal choice for meditation.
  • Can help soothe overexerted muscles after exercising or a long, stressful day.


No! Elemi is NOT KidSafe.

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Dilution instructions:

To relieve sore muscles, blend a few drops with a carrier oil and massage on to affected areas.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser and diffuse for 30 minutes during a yoga or meditation session.

Oils to blend with:

Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Dill Weed, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Myrrh, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sage Dalmation, Sandalwood Australian, and Orange.

Check out all our other essential oil spotlight blog posts by heading to our Spotlight Page!


27 thoughts on “Elemi: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

  • I started using this oil in my skin care. I hope to reduce the dark spots on my face and also lesson the lines. I hope it works!

  • So excited to try Elemi. I am always looking for new oils
    To rotate In my skincare routine as well as for sore muscles and meditation. This one covers all 3 🙂

  • I ordered this one & can’t wait until it arrives. This sounds like a good one to use with hot water in a bowl & some drops of Elemi & then put a towel over your head. Should help the respiratory problems, but also help your face.

  • I have never heard of this oil before. PT, please tell us more on the origins and history on less familiar oils. Great post!

  • I have never smelled or read about Elemi eo before. Sound like a interesting oil with great benefits. I guess im adding this to my wish-list.

  • I’ve read someone’s say with a slightly bunt smell, does it have any woodsy tones in it? What would you compare the smell to? Thank you!

    1. It is hard to describe, imho, It similar to F. caterii but more lemony herbal with a hint of something like coriander seeds. It is not woodsy like cedarwoods, cypress, balsam fir or ho wood.

      1. Agree with Em that the scent of ELEMI EO is similar to FRANKINCENSE with more “green” notes in it. My son doesn’t like the smell, but I love to diffuse it before bedtime. It calms my mind. We are all different!

  • I also have never heard of this, so I love the posts, the spotlights and discounts! Since elemi is helpful for soreness, I will probably order. You can never have enough help.

  • I have been thinking about getting this oil for a while now! Excited to see it as a spotlight oil! Definitely ordering it!

  • PT did it again, this was in my wish list and now its a spotlight. I cannot wait to get this oil in to add to my face serum.

  • I really like Elemi. I bought it to add to my face serum mix. I diffuse it with my citrus es, it adds alittle zip/spice scent.

  • I’m really glad you’re highlighting different oils! I had never heard of Elemi and wouldn’t have even know what to do with it. Very informatve and I love that you add what to blend with it! So helpful!

    1. Kathi, Elemi contains a small amount of Methyleugenol, which is potentially carcinogenic. For this reason, we do not include it in our KidSafe line of products 🙂

      1. If it is potentially carcinogenic what makes it safe for adult use? The tissue is older and not as susceptible?

        1. Becky, the carcinogenic amount is very, very slight, and adult bodies are not at any risk. Because of our strict standards for KidSafe products, however, we just do not allow any oil with even the most minimal amount of a potentially carcinogenic compound to be part of our KidSafe line of products. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our awesome team of aromatherapists to learn more at [email protected]

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