Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products, manufacturer of liquid castile soaps and distiller of essential oils in the Philippines

Harvesting Pili resin for essential oil extraction Philippines
Product Name:
Pili Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Canarium ovatum
Extraction Method: Distillation
Part of Plant Used: Resin
Restrictions: None known
Our Pili 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 Pili 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.