Essential Oils Philippines – ELEMI

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Essential Oils Philippines - This essential oil is native to the Philippines. It is wildcrafted in the southern part of Luzon especially in Bicol region and is extracted from the resin of the Canarium tree (Pili) and is often called “Manila Elemi”. Now there is another oil produced out from the fruits of the Pili tree (Canarium ovatum) via distillation.

The Manila Elemi has a fresh, lemony, woody and spicy aroma.

Elemi is mostly used in making perfumes like that of Chanel, Dior, Ralph Lauren, etc. for their exotic blend. And it is also used by other international brands in their skin care products too.


ELEMI essential oil

Ten Chemical Families of Essential Oils

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Essential Oils Cebu - Knowing the chemical component of a plant and the essential oil it produces is vital in aromatherapy. This is the reason why we need to consult someone who is knowledgeable about essential oils like a certified aromatherapist or an essential oil specialist. They took time to study the chemistry of these volatile compounds. Essential oils have different chemical families that are also beneficial for a specific purpose. The compounds that make up essential oils can be both a monoterpene and an alcohol at the same time, or a sesquiterpene alkene, or a monoterpene aldehyde, and so on. Let us check the 10 various chemical families of essential oils.

The Alcohol Family

-good as a cleansing agent
-provides antioxidants
-support a restful sleep
-support a healthy cardiovascular system
-gives an uplifting aroma

example: Linalool

Essential Oils:

Essential Oils NOT safe for Kids

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Essential Oils Philippines - We took a special class in essential oils in our school of aromatherapy and we learned about the safety use of it. We thought, we might share with you the knowledge that we gained as we progress our journey with EOs. One of the major concerns raised by many especially moms are the safety of their children. Are essential oils safe for babies or kids? How about pregnant women? We hope to share our experties with you as this website is all about the proper education and safety use of essential oils.

Essential Oils that are NOT  Kid-friendly for 6 to 12 years old

It is best to take note of these essential oils and avoid using them with children. As a responsible parent, we have to make sure what we put or apply topically to our children are safe even when we are diffusing essential oils.  We have listed the botanical name as well so we are very specific of the "chemotype" of a plant we are referring to. Here are the essential oils you need to avoid:

Top 10 Essential Oils that Helps with Pain Relief (Analgesic Properties)


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Essential Oils Cebu - One of the major issues that we might face in life is pain and inflammation. It is part of our vulnerability of being human. So trying to find natural help to relieve pain is certainly easy nowadays. We have a number of essential oils that we can use for that relief.

We've listed 10 of these known essential oils with Analgesic therapeutic properties

How Do We Check the Purity of Essential Oils?

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Essential Oils Philippines - As we study more in depth with essential oils, we've learned that companies or suppliers of essential oils have made their "own" standard and quality grading like what we see on labels as "certified pure therapeutic grade" or "therapeutic grade" as a form of classifying essential oils. The EO industry is still new and is an emerging market that started 10 to 20 years ago.

Although, we know that Ancient civilizations have been using essential oils for its aromatic or medicinal properties for a thousand years ago, the business of essential oils booms into a multi-billion dollar industry in just recent years. And so the controversies we've read online that involved top MLM companies that sells essential oils are everywhere. There is so much politics in the world of aromatherapy as to who will reign supreme in the production of the purest essential oils and who gets the biggest market share. The market is competition-driven with a number of brands selling EOs.

Now, let us check what are these classifications of essential oil that is believed to be orchestrated as a marketing strategy to assure consumers and users of essential oils for its authenticity, purity, potency and quality.

There are 4 Grading Classifications:

Can we use Essential Oils to Reduce Stress and Anxious Feelings?

Essential Oils Cebu - How do we safely use essential oils at home? Sometimes, there are days that we feel tired, stressed, anxious, worried and mind filled with clouded thoughts that could affect our sleeping pattern, emotional and physical well being that inhibits us to function normally.

Reducing Stress

With the holistic approach in healing ourselves with the daily perils of life, STRESS, we can try to adapt a new change of bringing positivity to our extremely busy day. Health is wealth  and so is our paramount concern to stay attune with life's goodness.