Each essential oil has different effects on the body depending on its base. They can help with anything from cramps to hangovers to improving immunity. Each month I will showcase an oil that I think is particularly beneficial at that time of year.
Elemi essential oil is extracted from the gum of the tree by steam distillation. Elemi is mainly used in cosmetics, perfume and soap. It helps to uplift, decrease environmental threats and protect the skin from things that try to hurt it.
This trait is particularly beneficial since dry skin is one of the major pitfalls of winter. All the cold weather and constant hand washing to avoid getting sick dries out your skin. Using Elemi in skin care products can help combat and rejuvenate dry skin, so the only thing that’s flaky at your next holiday party is your cousin Betty.
ELEMInate Dry Skin Recipe
Adapted from The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
- 4 drops Elemi Essential Oil
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
- 1 Tbsp. Avocado or Olive Carrier Oil
Massage into driest areas of skin daily. Be sure to avoid eyes and to wash your hands after using.