Gum Elemi (soft) - Canarium commune - from the Philippines. Elemi produces a bright lemony, woody fragrance with a hint of fennel, frankincense and grass.
Elemi is known to be clarifying and cleansing with energizing properties. It stimulates mental ability and works well for morning meditation, tai chi or yoga exercises.
It creates a spirit of hopefulness and is said to relieve depression.
Traditionally, people use elemi with substances that are refreshing and cleansing such as mastic, lemongrass, and sweet grass. fresh, woody and lemon-scented perfume is used to clear the thoughts, to give energy and to stimulate all mental faculties.