Elemi oil has a sharp, citrusy, and spicy aroma. In skincare products it has antiseptic and toning effects and can help balance the production of sebum.
The elemi tree (Canarium Iuzonicum) originates from the Philippines and can grow up to 100 feet tall. Elemi oil is extracted from the gum resin by steam distillation. Each tree can produce from 4-5kg of resin and is only produced when the leaves sprout.
Elemi oil is also known to be emotionally uplifting, instilling a feeling of peace when inhaled.