At the 2018 International Grand Convention, Lauren Walker, Dr. Michael Buch and Matt French shared the sustainable future of the Pili tree, Elemi essential oil, the rich stories of beautiful people of the Bicol region of the Philippines and announced our newest Young Living partner, Happy Pili Tree Farm.
Elemi comes from the resin released from the bark of the Pili tree, elemi is a resin-tapped oil with a rich lemon-pine scent. It has a fresh and spicy aroma combined with citrus and woody undertones. Elemi has similar skin conditioning properties as frankincense and myrrh essential oils and help support wellness and relaxation.
Chosen as a partner farm because of its ethical and conscientious harvesting methods, the Happy Pili Tree Farm is Young Living’s main supplier of Elemi essential oil. With expertise on how to legally and sustainably source this precious plant and provide fair wages to workers, the farm protects natural resources and helps ensure long-term viability of high-quality Elemi essential oil. The farm has also vertically integrated the production process by building a distillery on site, keeping job opportunities and expertise within the community.
Deforestation of the Pili tree was rampant over the past few decades and the tree was on the verge of being endangered. Also, the people of the Bicol region did not profit from the Elemi oil of their native tree. The resin was shipped to foreign countries and distilled, leaving no economic future for these local people in the Elemi market. A local woman by the name of Rosalina sought to change the Pili industry in Bicol. Young Living partnered with Rosalina to educate the people about sustainable harvesting to ensure the betterment of their livelihoods. Young Living eagerly offered the Happy Pili Tree farm a grant to build the first commercial scale distillery and help forge a bright economic future for the local Bicolano’s. Distilling the oil on site allows the Happy Pili Tree farm to practice Young Living’s Seed to Seal principles at every level.
How to Use Elemi Essential Oil
Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.
Elemi Essential Oil comes in a 15 ml bottle; Product #3540.
Please share this Elemi Seed to Seal story and take pride that with every purchase of Young Living’s Elemi Essential Oil, you are supporting the livelihood of the people of the Bicol region and protecting the Pili tree from endangerment for years to come! Gary Young was all about supporting locals and helping them thrive in their world. That’s what I love about Young Living Essential Oils!