Manila Elemi-Canarium Luzonicum-Island of Luzon, Philippines-Pili-Extremely Fresh!

(64 customer reviews)

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Finally, I can present the resin that gives us the familiar Elemi essential oil, ubiquitous in the world of perfume and aromatherapy, Manila Elemi, AKA Canarium Luzonicum. Named after the island and province where it grows abundantly.

Rare to find in its undistilled and raw form and surprisingly fresh, this Elemi resin is …

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Finally, I can present the resin that gives us the familiar Elemi essential oil, ubiquitous in the world of perfume and aromatherapy, Manila Elemi, AKA Canarium Luzonicum. Named after the island and province where it grows abundantly.

Rare to find in its undistilled and raw form and surprisingly fresh, this Elemi resin is soft, extremely sticky and abundantly aromatic. It is brimming with a fruity fragrance, vibrant lemony notes and hints of black pepper and pine. If it was any fresher and softer it would be a liquid.
Its softness is due to its freshness and the subsequent high % of essential oils present lending its potent and bold aroma.
(Fresh Manila Elemi can often contain a whopping 25% essential oils which is 5 times more than Frankincense and other resins.)

Called Pili locally, we find that Manila, African and Madagascar Elemi are used in similar ways in their respective cultures. Traditional healers use it to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, while the general populace uses it as incense to cleanse and freshen the home and as a repellant for mosquitos.

It makes a wonderful material for the production of perfume, incense, aromatic/medicated salves, oils and cremes and dissolves easily in alcohol and warm oils. it burns sweet on the censer with no charring.

If you plan to make a cosmetic or healing salve/creme/oil with it, a ratio of 1:10 in the oil of your choice, will produce a wonderfully fragrant product.

It is a perfect natural binder for creating incense pastilles and pellets with other powdered aromatics and is an ingredient in traditional incense sticks.

This sticky resin is double bagged and will need to be chilled in order to remove the wrapper cleanly from the resin.

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If your resin is sticky, it may be difficult to remove it intact from the plastic wrapper. My trick and workaround is to place the bag in the fridge or freezer for 15-30 minutes before attempting to separate it from its package. After chilling, it will detach with ease and without leaving any material stuck to the wrapper.

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Canarium Luzonicum, Elemi resin, Manila Elemi

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  1. Yazmin Miller

    Yazmin Miller

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  2. Harley Huel

    Harley Huel

    Thank you Great product. My skin and nose loves it.

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  3. Liza Heller

    Liza Heller

    great smell! fast shipping

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  4. Randal Tromp

    Randal Tromp

    Smells wonderful! Everything shipped in perfect condition and fast!

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  5. Marjolaine Blick

    Marjolaine Blick

    great stuff! thanks! will buy again for sure!

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  6. Estefania Huel

    Estefania Huel

    My all-time favorite Elemi smell. The scent reduces stress and lifts my spirit. Very much cherished.

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    Monserrate Lakin

    this is amazing!!! the best products weeeeeeeeee

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  8. George Kozey

    George Kozey

    I can smell this through the package!

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  9. Estefania Huel

    Estefania Huel

    This resin is so deliciously strong that you can smell it through the packaging! One of my absolute favorites!

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    Fannie Torphy

    Wonderful shop, love the communication, authenticity and quality

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  11. Mia Kunde

    Mia Kunde

    Beautiful for use on the charcoal and I am getting ready to make a beldi soap out of them also. The scents are wonderful!

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  12. Sedrick Turcotte

    Sedrick Turcotte

    Oh my god! This fresh elemi is to die for! I've used Dan's elemi balls to make herbal skin creams and salves and love them. Still have a couple in stock. But THIS is just totally over the top. I could smell it when I pulled the package out of my mailbox. I cannot wait to melt this and work with it.

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  13. Evie Krajcik

    Evie Krajcik

    sooo sticky indeed … but very fresh, great.

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  14. Joelle Jacobi

    Joelle Jacobi

    Very high quality, item as described.

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    Bailey Morar

    Perfect product carefully packaged. Much appreciation.

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  16. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Wonderfully deep and bright (polar opposite) scent! Can't wait to use it in incense.

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  17. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    A very nice fresh chunk of resin. Looking forward to using this in my perfumes!

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  18. Harley Huel

    Harley Huel

    Looking forward to creating with this luxurious product. Delivery was speedy.

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  19. Chelsea Schiller

    Chelsea Schiller

    I'm in the odd position of "starting over", when it comes to my resins, medical derivatives and incenses. I'm so *very* happy to have found this shop through a friend. Package arrived in a flash, and it is all very high quality; I can hardly wait to get moving again. 🙂 Thank you so much.

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  20. Ethelyn McCullough

    Ethelyn McCullough

    Beautiful. Super sticky and fresh!

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  21. Lessie Labadie

    Lessie Labadie

    Amazing stuff from one of my favorite shops 🙂

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  22. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Super fresh and fragrant elemi resin, just as advertised! I opened my mailbox, and my nose was greeted with that intense lemony fresh slightly peppery filipino elemi aroma. The mailman must have enjoyed delivering this package!

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  23. Danyka Treutel

    Danyka Treutel

    Super sticky and so fragrant that I could smell it the second I opened the mailbox to get the package. Excellent quality.

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  24. Edmond Parker

    Edmond Parker

    The resin from this store was the best I've ever met, and I waited about two months since I received it this time, but I was very thankful that it arrived safely. Thank you very much.

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  25. Genevieve Ruecker

    Genevieve Ruecker

    lovely, thank you again for this.

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  27. Rosanna Hirthe

    Rosanna Hirthe

    It's very sticky and fresh!

    I will use it to make Elemi resin balm and burn fresh resin as incense.
    Thank you!

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  28. Yazmin Miller

    Yazmin Miller

    Absolutely top quality products. Exactly as described. Customer service is fantastic. Answered all my questions promptly. Shipped super fast and arrived packaged very well.

    I will absolutely be making future purchases. 5/5

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    Mollie DuBuque

    Thank you! Great quality product.

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  31. Xavier Kihn

    Xavier Kihn

    Shipping from Canada is slower since the pandemic but this was well worth the wait. A rare item that was exactly what I was looking for. Very well packaged also. Thanks Much!

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  32. Sam Langworth

    Sam Langworth

    wow amazing, but then everything Dan sells is amazing!

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  34. Brando Mosciski

    Brando Mosciski

    This is really fresh Elemi. I have not used it yet , I am looking forward to doing so.

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  35. Idella Mitchell

    Idella Mitchell

    So fresh, that its almost a syrup, and some poor bug had even lost his leg in there LOL.
    i dont think ive found fresher elemi anywhere, and this will be going into balms and salves for sure 🙂 definitely made my day, this shops quality will always put a smile on your face.

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  36. Anabel Lind

    Anabel Lind

    Such an interesting resin. Very fresh.

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  37. Cara Howell

    Cara Howell

    I am not new to resin, however I am net to THIS resin. Let me say the quality and the smell…… LORD the smell! It smells amazing!!! I have purchased from this shop numerous times, in less than a month! Definitely worth every penny!!!!

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    Pansy Ullrich

    This one is my favorite I can’t stay off his Etsy shop. I’m ready to order more!

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  41. Jovany Nikolaus

    Jovany Nikolaus

    Gorgeous smell very fresh. I think it may smell stronger if it is dried a bit before burning.

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  44. Melyna O'Connell

    Melyna O’Connell

    Davon werde ich einen Auszug für mein neues Parfum machen.

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  45. Janick Kub

    Janick Kub

    I purchased a number of things from ApothecarysGarden recently. I am very new to resins, but the stuff I received just blew my mind. I am truly impressed by the quality of the oils and resins and look forward to experimenting with them. The package arrived much earlier than predicted. Everything was packaged carefully and very well. I could tell that Dan cares about his products. I will be buying more in the future. By the way, Dan's blog is amazing!

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  46. Vida Grant

    Vida Grant

    Like fruit and very pleasant ,i blend a little with other citrus franks to enhance them

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  47. Monserrate Lakin

    Monserrate Lakin

    one of the worlds best kept secrets!!!

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  48. Audra Rowe

    Audra Rowe

    Very good smell of fresh lemon and black pepper when heated on my electric incense burner!

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  49. Branson Hammes

    Branson Hammes

    this is a very clean elemi….it is pure freshness and intense citrus without being too terpiney.
    i am picky with elemi and this one gets my vote all the way…….Dan gets some lovely ingredients and clearly chases the quality over anything else.

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  50. Malika Reilly

    Malika Reilly

    Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. I know what I what for Valentines Day… More of this elemi! And many mooorrre……

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