Elemi Essential Oil
Elemi Essential Oil is also known as Elemi Balsam Essential Oil, and shares many beneficial similarities with other balsamic aromatherapy oils like Iary Essential Oil, Gurjun Essential Oil, Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil and Cananga Essential Oil.
However, these oils, along with the potent Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil, and equally impressive Canada Balsam Essential Oil are not true balsamic aromatherapy oils.
Learn more: True & Common Balsams
Elemi Essential Oil Energetic Qualities
Energetically Elemi Essential Oil is all about unity. It resonates with balancing vibrations to bring greater integrity and expansiveness. It also encourages compassion, acceptance & tolerance.
Traditional uses and understandings of this energetically vibrant aromatherapy oil reflect the energetic importance of Elemi Essential Oil .
Elemi is the Arabic word meaning “As above, so below”. This is because, in ancient times, Elemi was considered a sacred oil, which created a greater alliance between the higher and lower realms.
It was thought the use of Elemi Essential Oil permitted improved access to spiritual insight, facilitating the emergence of higher ideals, and more heavenly motivations here on earth.
The ancient Egyptians used it for embalming to assist the souls of the deceased to transcend to a higher realm.
Elemi Essential Oil Spiritual Uses
Elemi Essential Oil has many traditional and spiritual uses. In this, and many other respects, it shares a lot in common with Frankincense Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, Cistus Essential Oil and Iary Essential Oil.
As with some of these oils, particularly Frankincense and Iary, Elemi Essential Oil is very helpful as a meditation oil. It is excellent for assisting us in finding clarity of mind, and greater focus.
It also improves our access to our intuition and Higher Self when used for meditative purposes.
Within each individual it is thought that Elemi Essential Oil brings the crown and root chakras into balance. For this reason it helps us to reveal how to balance our spiritual lives with our worldy existence.
Elemi Essential Oil Health Benefits
Elemi Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include: Analgesic + antibacterial + anti-fungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antiseptic + antiviral + balsamic + cicatrizant (wound healing / formation of a cicatrix) + expectorant + regulator + stimulant + stomachic (supports digestive health) + tonic + vulnerary (wound healing)
Elemi Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits
The many traditional health benefits of Elemi Essential Oil are thought to include:
- Supporting circulation
- Hormone regulation
- Digestive support
- Nervous system support
- Anxiety & depression
- Emotional support
- Pain relief
- Skin health
- Respiratory health: colds + flu + bronchitis + catarrh
- Autoimmune conditions: Arthritis + rheumatism + psoriasis + acne etc
- Muscular Fatigue
Elemi Essential Oil For Skincare
One of the many important traditional applications for Elemi Essential Oil is its use in skincare applications. It was used to rejuvenate, diminish wrinkles, and for anti-ageing purposes
- Infectious skin conditions + wounds
- Inflammatory skin conditions: rosacea + psoriasis + acne + eczemaetc
- Dermal detoxification
- Fungal skin conditions
Cautions & Contraindications
It can be seen elsewhere on the internet that Tisserand & Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.3% for Elemi Essential Oil as it may contain methyl eugenol. However, in the latest edition of the Essential Oil Safety Manual they state “No Limit”.
Whilst Tisserand & Young don’t recommend any dermal limits for Elemi Essential Oil, IFRA and the EU recommend even lower amounts than 0.3%… more than halving this amount, in fact.
The methyl eugenol content will vary from one batch of Elemi Essential Oil to another. So, this advice for such low dilutions of Elemi Essential Oil is effectively to restrict the dermal dilution to contend with the highest levels of methyl eugenol for this aromatherapy oil.
However, the reasoning of Tisserand & Young is that the constituents needed to counter any ill-effects from the methyl eugenol are more than adequately present in this very beneficial oil.
Elemi Essential Oil should not be used if it is oxidised, (exposed to excessive sunlight and air).
Wild As The Wind Elemi Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Elemi Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
- INCI: Canarium luzonicum
- Plant Family: Burseraceae
- Parts Used: Resin
- Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
- Appearance: Pale Yellow, thin consistency
- Origin: Philippines
- Shelf Life: 4 Years
- Aromatic Description: Rich, clean resinous, citrussy, and balsamic
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.
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Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.
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