clarifying. spiritual strength. energising
Spoken of as 'Harami' in local tongue, this beautifully fresh Madagascan Elemi is a rare find. The ancient Egyptians used it in the mummification process, the Malagasy culture burn it within the home to freshen the house + uplift the atmosphere, and in the West it has long been incorporated into liniments for treating rheumatic pain, burns and other skin maladies.
Scent - citrus, honey, amber, musky sweet, uplifting
Application - incense, perfumery (fixative), medicinal
Source - Madagascar. Fair trade + sustainable co-op sourced.
Correspondence - Mercury
As a Mercurial incense, Elemi lends an amplifying energy to workings and can assist with clarification and sharpening of ones intention.
As you would expect, this pure oleoresin holds a special affinity for the skin, containing natural antiseptic, fungicidal, and insecticidal properties; Elemi is considered an invaluable ally for anti-aging + rejuvenative skincare.
This resin is difficult to source sustainably so stock is incredibly limited.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Alternatively, pour a small amount of light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower into the well of your oil burner (depending on the size of your burner, keep the oil under halfway up the well) and place the resin in the oil
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.