5ml Elemi (Canarium ovatum)
An Essential Oil from a native tree of the Philippines, Canarium ovatum or Pili Tree where nuts come from.
Product Name: Elemi Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Canarium ovatum
Extraction Method: Distillation
Part of Plant Used: Resin
Restrictions: None known
Our Elemi Essential Oil (Canarium ovatum) is locally harvested and distilled in the Philippines. The resin is both farmed and wildcrafted in the southern regions of Luzon. In the past, only Canarium luzonicum trees are the main source of Elemi. Nowadays, with the improvement of harvesting methods, aromatic resin can also be harvested from the fruit bearing Pili trees (Canarium ovatum). These trees bear larger fruits and nuts which are of economic importance to people in the Bicol region. Pili tree trunks are given careful incisions to produce sap and these are gathered to be distilled. We have an in-house distillation equipment that extracts the essential oil. The result is a fresh, lemony and spicy smelling essential oil perfect for blending with other oils.
Currently the demand for Elemi Essential Oil of Canarium ovatum is quite low. Due to the lack of awareness of the difference between Canarium ovatum and Canarium luzonicum, resin harvested from both species are sometimes mixed with each other. Our sources of Canarium ovatum resin harvests only from Canarium ovatum trees.