Elemi Conarium niozinicum from the Philippines produces a bright lemony, woody fragrance with a hint of fennel, frankincense and grass.
Elemi is known to be clarifying and cleansing with energizing properties. It stimulates mental ability and works well for morning meditation, tai chi or yoga exercises. It creates a spirit of hopefulness and is said to relieve depression.
Traditionally, people use elemi with substances that are refreshing and cleansing such as mastic, lemongrass, and sweet grass.
Synonyms: Canarium mauritianum
Origin: Tropical Asia
Parts Used: gum resin
Aroma Description: lemony, woody, with a hint of fennel, frankincense and grass
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying, strengthening, creativity, meditation, prayer
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: none known
Medicinal Attributes: used topically to treat skin disorders and ulcers
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: courage, spirituality
Astrological Association: Cancer, Leo, Virgo
Planetary Association: Moon, Mercury
Aromatic Note: Base to Middle note
Mixes Well With: borneol camphor, cardamom, dammar, eucalyptus, frankincense, guggul, hibiscus, juniper, lemongrass, mastic, myrrh, opoponax, pine resin, pine needles, sandalwood, sweet grass, etc.
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