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Closely related to the trees that give us Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi exudes an exotic, fragrant resin when its leaves are sprouting. Elemi is highly regarded for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, skin support, and for soothing muscles after exercise. Like most oils made from resins, Elemi has wonderful skin-healing properties. Elemi essential oil can be used for reducing scar tissue, and supporting healthy tissue regrowth (try combining it with Frankincense for additional skin-healing properties). Its use for treating wounds and skin infections dates back to the 16th century and it is reported that Elemi was included in the aromatic blend that the Egyptians used for embalming.
Botanical Name: Canarium commune
Plant Part: Resin
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Blends With: Cinnamon, Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Sage
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
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