Elemi oil has a citrus-like smell, a bit spicy and is pale in color. The ancient Egyptians used elemi oil in the embalming process. These days is used in incense, soaps and varnish.
The therapeutic properties of elemi oil include use as a tonic, antiseptic and as a stimulating agent. It can give users a feeling of peace, be effective on wounds and cuts. Elemi oil is helpful in the treatment of the respiratory tract, skin conditions and in lifting the spirit.
It blends well with frankincense, lavender, rosemary, myrrh and sage.