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:
- 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.
- Its antiseptic properties make it useful for helping to heal skin conditions, cuts and wounds.
- It is very helpul in cases of chest infections, catarrh, sinusitis and bronchitis the expectorant and antiviral properties come into play here.
- Elemi oil is very useful for helping cases where people perspire heavily.
- It has a rejuvenating effect and is great for wrinkles! Also good for helping to reduce scarring and acne.
- 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.
- It is a good oil to have to hand because it is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising.
- 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.
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