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, itâ€™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.