Elemi essential oil has several useful properties.
It's great to burn or vaporise thanks to it's stress releasing properties. It may also help with nervous tension and it's antiseptic properties mean it can be helpful for problems of a respiratory nature.
When blended in a carrier oil or diluted in a nice hot bath Elemi can help ease the symptoms of infected skin, is nice and relaxing and can lift the spirits.
With a pleasant aroma (a bit like lemony Frankincense). Balsamic-spicy.
Antiseptic properties, rejuvenating, anti-wrinkle, tonic, stress releasing.
Elemi was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
"It is very effective for all chest infections, especially where there is a lot of phlegm, such as in chronic bronchitis. Catarrh and sinusitis too are helped by steam inhalations of Elemi....It is an excellent skin-care oil, especially for mature skin" - from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.