Elemi Essential Oil, Young Living YL
Elemi Essential Oil, Young Living YL
Elemi Essential Oil, Young Living YL
Elemi Essential Oil, Young Living YL
Elemi Essential Oil, Young Living YL

Elemi Essential Oil, Young Living YL

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Elemi Essential Oil

Canarium luzonicum
Elemi essential oil comes from the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh and has similar properties and benefits—from skin care to aromatic use during prayer or meditation.


Elemi essential oil comes from the gum resin collected from the elemi tree, a large evergreen species native to the Philippines, and its name comes from an Arabic phrase that means “above and below.” Elemi essential oil offers a woodsy, fresh, incense-like aroma that is great for meditation and grounding. This essential oil is also highly regarded for supporting the appearance of youthful, glowing skin.


    Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

    Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.


    • A trusty alternative to Frankincense, with a similar grounding and balancing aroma

    • Supports a balanced, even complexion

    • Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes

    • Can be used with massage after exercise to soothe fatigued muscles and joints

    • A great spiritual oil to align your energy centers when used during meditation


    • Diffuse or inhale it to create a grounded and meditative environment.

    • Add a few drops to your facial essence, serum, or moisturizer to support the appearance of even, glowing skin.

    • Use it as a spot treatment on blemishes and minor skin imperfections.

    • Combine Elemi with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it into muscles and joints.

    • Apply it to your temples, ear lobes, or crown during prayer, yoga, or meditation.




    Limonene, Alpha-phellandrene, Elemol, Sabinene, Elemicin, Alpha-terpineol


    Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.


    Canarium luzonicum† (Elemi) gum oil

    †Premium essential oil

    Elemi essential oil  occasionally flies under the radar, despite its cousins Frankincense and Myrrh grabbing a lot of attention. But don’t let that distract you—this resin family is a terrific trio, not just a dynamic duo. Get ready! Elemi is about to reveal all its secrets!

    1. Origins

    We’re proud that Young Living’s Elemi essential oil, produced from pili trees, comes from the Happy Pili Tree Farm located in the Bicol region of the Philippines. This partner farm’s commitment to protect natural resources and ensure long-term viability of high-quality Elemi oil makes it an obvious and welcome addition to the Young Living family.

    The Happy Pili Tree Farm—filled with lush, green forests located on the banks of crystal blue water—is also dedicated to providing fair wages and community support. Their commitment is so immense, they built a distillery on-site so they could keep jobs and expertise within their own neighborhoods.

    2. Sustainability

    As lovers of essential oils, we’re invested in plants and products that cause no harm to our planet, and Elemi essential oil does just that. Elemi’s harvesting process is sustainable, so collecting the resin that this complex oil comes from won’t harm pili trees or the ecosystem.

    The Happy Pili Tree Farm also exhibits expertise on how to legally and sustainably source this precious plant. As this partner farm works to protect this natural resource, they help to ensure long-term viability of Elemi essential oil.

    Myrrh essential oilFrankincense essential oil

    3. Family

    The pili tree, from which Elemi is harvested, is a member of the Burseraceae family, just like Frankincense and Myrrh. Diffuse the three resin-based oils together, and you’ll enjoy a rich aroma that’s hard to beat.

    Just like its cousins, Elemi has a history of being used in ancient practices. Use Elemi essential oil during your moments of meditation and prayer or other spiritual rituals. Rub a drop into your palms, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale for a scent that helps to leave you feeling spiritually sound.

    4. Beauty

    The history books have spoken: Using Elemi oil is a tried and true way to support the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Incorporate this oil into your skin care routine for the moisture that artificial ingredients don’t deliver.

    • Add two drops to your ART® Creme Masque. Use this mask and EO combination at night and head to bed without rinsing it off. You’ll start to love morning when you see how soft your skin is!
    • For a little less moisture, add 3 drops of Elemi to your regular moisturizer once a day.

    5. Uses

    Diffuse it, apply it, you’ll love every way you use it! This fresh, lemony essential oil with balsamic undertones blends masterfully with citrus, spice, and floral oils. The sky’s the limit when it comes to Elemi-infused diffuser blends, but here’s one to get you started:


    Elemi essential oil diffuser blend


    For more ways to get Elemi essential oil benefits, we suggest you:

    • Put a few drops of Elemi into a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply, and let the heat, steam, and nature-inspiring aroma fill your senses for five relaxing minutes.
    • Dampen a washcloth with water and add 2-3 drops of Elemi. Use as a warm compress on the back of your neck or chest.
    • Make a muscle rub by combining 1 ounce of jojoba oil, 4 drops of Elemi, 3 drops of Mister™, and 2 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata. For an added cooling sensation, add 1-2 drops of Peppermint.

    Now that you’ve uncovered our Elemi essential oil secrets, get to know the rest of the resin family: Frankincense and Myrrh!