When the lovely pale yellow leaves of the Elemi begin to sprout, the tree produces the exotic honey-like aromatic oleo-resin. Elemi oleoresin is contained mostly in resin channels on the inside of the bark, and is produced mainly during the rainy season. The botanical resin will solidify on contact with the air and the tree stops producing it when the last leaf falls. As an agent against decay and for the preservation of meats, Elemi resin was one of the aromatic materials also used by the Egyptians for embalming purposes and was used throughout the Arabic and Turkish worlds in ancient times. Elemi is a member of the Burseraceae family, which includes Frankincense, Myrrh, and Opopanax - all gum-resin producers.
Used extensively in ancient Egypt, the Middle East and later throughout Europe, Elemi has a long history of use in both medicinal and cosmetic formulas. Elemi Essential Oil help support healthy lung function, especially if one is experiencing a spastic cough or congested breathing. Elemi Resin Oil is deeply skin nourishing and restorative. Like other oils distilled from resins, this essential oil enhances circulation, encourages the growth of new skin and hair, contributes and maintains hydration, conditions, and prevents infections. In addition, this essential oil appears to have antihistamine effects that helps the body maintain healthy reactions to potential allergens. Due to its high antioxidant content, Elemi Oil has been shown to inhibit unwanted oxidation as sell as preventing the free radical damage from stress and environmental pollution.
Emotionally and energetically, Elemi Resin Essential Oil has strong calming and grounding properties, promoting emotional equilibrium when diffused or used in direct palm inhalation. Elemi Oil can also be diffused for supporting a restful night's sleep and promoting a relaxing atmosphere. It can also be effective in stimulating mental focus and helps soothe exhaustion.
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Elemi Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.
Nature In Bottle also declares that Elemi Essential Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide
Nature In Bottle can approve that Elemi Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle confirm that Elemi Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Elemi Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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Nature In Bottle declare that Elemi Essential Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.
Furthermore, Elemi Essential Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil naturally contains Methyl Eugenol at a maximum concentration of 0.4% in the context of EU Council Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC Annex III.(Download Declaration)
Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Elemi Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.(Download Declaration)
Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Elemi Essential Oil.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Elemi Essential Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).(Download Declaration)