The Elemi is distilled from the resin of a tree much similar to Olibano and has several of it’s properties. It’s aroma as well is quite similar. It has been used a lot in antiquity, in the Arabic and Turkish world. Its name in Arab means ” over and under “, contraction of the way to say ” as it is over, such is it under “. The oil has a unifying effect, it helps to balance the superior and inferior chakras, in a way very much similar to that of the Vetiver. It can also help us to find the just balance between our spiritual practices and our responsibilities the world.
The unifying and balancing properties of the Elemi make it particularly fit for group meditation, since it can help to quickly bring into harmony the energies of the participant.
The Elemi brings up a feeling of deep peace together with complete lucidity, property particularly useful at the beginning of meditation, in order to drive away the external worries. Some find that the Elemi opens to mystical experiences. In this it is similar to Rosewood.
At the end of the sitting it is of great aid for returning every day’s reality, even if the meditation has been very deep one and long.
When used in order to balance the chakras together with some crystal, the Elemi can awake deeply hidden feelings.