Elemi Essential Oils

Elemi essential oils are derived through steam distillation from the resin or gum of a tree which grows in the Philippines and neighboring nations as part of their tropical forests. The following properties make it a healthy addition to your collection: tonic substance, stimulant, expectorant, analgesic, and antiseptic. And industrially, it can be found in paint, perfume, cosmetics, and soap. Interestingly, it is also believed to have been instrumental in the embalming of mummies in ancient Egypt. This essential oil has been described as having an aroma that is citrus like, spicy, and fresh with a thin consistency.

Overall Benefits of Elemi Essential Oils

  • As a tonic can help maintain the body’s organic systems functions: endocrinol systems, nervous, excretory, neural, circulatory, cardiovascular, digestive, and respiratory systems
  • Boost your immune system
  • Used to treat disorders involving the digestive system
  • May help relieve pain in joints
  • As a different kind of pain reliever, useful in the treatment of earaches, fever, cold symptoms, and sinusitis
  • Can stimulate the secretion of hormones and enzymes
  • As an expectorant, helpful in clearing congestion in nasal passages and lungs. Breaks up and encourages the elimination of phlegm from the body through waste or by coughing
  • Assists in protecting against microbial infections

Uses for Elemi Essential Oils

Additional uses of Elemi essential oils can be as a treatment for the chills and the mumps. For those wishing to blend these essential oils with others, the following are recommended: sage, myrrh, rosemary, lavender, and frankincense.


Individuals with certain skin types may experience skin irritation. For this reason, it should never be used on babies. Other than this, no special adverse reactions are usually observed from using elemi essential oils.