Canarium luzonicum Miq.
Elemi is the gum resin secreted by the Canarium luzonicum tree, which is a member of the same botanical family as frankincense and myrrh. This tree is found mainly in tropical forests in the Philippines, where it grows wild. It is also known as Manila elemi.
Extraction & Composition
The Elemi tree naturally exudes a gum when it is attacked by a parasite or insect. Gum production is can also be triggered by a person performing a tapping technique, during which they make an incision in the tree bark between January and June, when the leaves are budding. A white, malleable gum then flows from the incisions, turning brown on contact with the air. It is at this time that harvest takes place. The essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the cleaned gum. Elemi essential oil is a very fresh smelling, spicy scent is reminiscent of pepper, fennel, and lemon.
(Weight: 0.06 Pounds)