Elemi Essential Oil Uses In Aromatherapy

Elemi Essential Oil: Discover Its Properties And Uses In Aromatherapy

The Elemi is a tall, tropical tree (often growing to over 30 metres) and is closely related to the trees that give us myrrh and frankincense. Like these it produces a resin from which we get the essential oil.

Elemi has a very long history in skin-care, both in the Middle East and Europe. The gum, or resin, was often used in old-fashioned ointments and salves for the skin, and also for respiratory conditions.

Analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide,expectorant, fungicide, tonic and vulnerary.

Mind, Spirit and Body:

  1. Elemi essential oil is calming and lifts the spirit, so is especially useful for stress-related conditions and nervous exhaustion. It is said to give feelings of peace.
  2. Its antiseptic properties make it useful for helping to heal skin conditions, cuts and wounds.
  3. It is very helpul in cases of chest infections, catarrh, sinusitis and bronchitis the expectorant and antiviral properties come into play here.
  4. Elemi oil is very useful for helping cases where people perspire heavily.
  5. It has a rejuvenating effect and is great for wrinkles! Also good for helping to reduce scarring and acne.
  6. Elemi is a harmonising oil in as much that it works on bringing together mind, body and spirit.a lovely essential oil to meditate with.
  7. It is a good oil to have to hand because it is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising.
  8. Use as part of a massage blend and apply to the chakras or onto reflex points on the feet.

A fantastic oil for natural skin-care, especially for mature skin. Its rejuvenating properties help reduce wrinkles and fine lines and also helps improve skin tone. It is especially useful for skin that has been sun-damaged or for ageing skin unfortunately a matter for all of us eventually!


  • Elemi essential oil can be irritating to very sensitive skins, so it should not be used on the skin of babies.
  • Do not use during pregnancy or breast feeding without first consulting your doctor or natural health professional.

For further reading, visit http://www.your-aromatherapy-guide.com/elemi-essential-oil.html

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