Gum elemi is a soft, fragrant exudation of the Canarium luzonicum tree which is native to the Phillipines and other tropical areas. In other words, it’s essence is the sap from this tree. The aroma is soft, fruity and slightly herbaceous. It is a powerful oil and can be used as a healing agent for wounds. It also has purposes for diarrhea, bronchitis and ulcers.