While you have probably heard of Frankincense and Myrrh before, you might not have heard of Elemi, their distant relative and historical replacement in times of need. With an aroma similar to Frankincense and a history intertwined with its resinous cousins Frankincense and Myrrh, you’d think it’d be more widely known, but it’s not. With over 35 years of experience making private label skincare, we’ve had the chance to work with a lot of really fantastic skincare ingredients. And Elemi is one of them. Used for both skincare and aromatherapy, Elemi deserves a space in your repertoire.
Elemi is a popular anti-aging skincare essential oil for soft, toned, glowing and smooth skin. It has antiseptic, antimicrobial and regenerative properties that make it great for private label skincare. It has a lovely deep, resinous and slightly lemony aroma similar to other resins like frankincense and amber. And has historically been used in similar ways. For example, the Ancient Egyptians would regularly use it for its antiseptic properties in mummification.
For custom aromatherapeutic oil blends it is best included as a top note and for purposes of energizing, stimulating and centering the mind. It goes fantastic in candles, roll on perfumes and would even go well in private label hair care products as an alternative to more harsh chemical smells. It’s also great for unisex essential oil scent blends to be used in private label skincare or as a botanical perfume.
You can use Elemi in your own DIY skincare and essential oil projects, in your private label line and in your own aromatherapeutic practice. It is also a practical stand-in for Frankincense if you don’t have it. Exotic, effective, ancient and fragrant, Elemi is the perfect oil to boost your ingredient decks, make your product stand out, provide a meditative break in times of stress and a fragrant botanical perfume for all who wish to bask in its loveliness.
Combining Elemi With Other Essential Oils
In aromatherapy, Elemi is used as a balancer and can naturally be blended with oils similar to and like Frankincense, Myrrh, Cedar and Galbanum. It can also be used with other oils such as Cinnamon, Lavender and Rosemary. Lavender is an incredibly popular essential oil when it comes to skin care, with research to back it up and a reputation for being gentle yet effective.
Lavender has been shown to help people with anxiety as it has a calming effect on the mind. For skincare, the most notable aspects of lavender is its impressive capacity to heal damaged tissue and prevent and fade scars. By combining an oil like elemi with lavender, you can effectively increase not only the efficacy of your private label skincare, but of your aromatherapy blends too.
The Best Private Label Manufacturer
When it comes to essential oils, there are hundreds of options out there for you to choose from. But many actually contain harsh fillers that can dry your skin out and adulterate the smell. This is why it’s so important to make sure you source your essential oils from a reputable source, like RainShadow Labs.
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