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: