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

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

Our Elemi Essential Oil is locally harvested and distilled in the Philippines. Commonly termed as "Manila Elemi," the sap coming from Canarium trees, produce the Elemi Essential Oil. According to farmers, Canarium luzonicum trees were the main source of extracts in the past. Nowadays, with the improvement of harvesting methods, resin can also be harvested from the fruit bearing Pili trees (Canarium ovatum).  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. We also separate the Canarium luzonicum from the Canarium ovatum hence we have 2 variants of Elemi Essential Oil.

Elemi Essential Oil Philippines 10mL
The result is a fresh, lemony and spicy smelling essential oil perfect for blending with other oils. Benefits of Elemi Essential Oil include anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic, soothes muscles, reduces wrinkles and aides in minor respiratory problems.

Currently the demand for Elemi Essential Oil is mostly from the perfume industry, owing to its unique characteristics and complexity. Here in the Philippines, it is slowly gaining popularity as well. Our Elemi resins come from the provinces in south Luzon, which we ourselves extract the oil from.