OKB SM Megatradehall trade fair Oct 4 – 7, 2012

OKB SM Megatradehall trade fair Oct 4 – 7, 2012

Canarium “The First Virgin” trademark is the only product in the market that uses the 2 active 100 % natural plant based ingredients from the Pili Nut.

Pili Nut Kernel Oil – is a plant based premium oil that is rich in the Omegas. A good food grade oil, an effective cosmetic and pharmaceutical grade oil material.

Manila Elemi Oil – is a premium essential oil that comes from the Pili Nut tree resin/latex ( salung/sahing/pulot ). A natural plant based anti ageing material that is so effective that multinational cosmetic companies use on their branded products that delay the effects of ageing.

All Canarium ” The First Virgin ” trademark products are the following;
PNKO – Pili Nut Kernel Oil
PNKO+MEO – Pili Nut Kernel Oil & Manila Elemi Oil
PNMBBS – Pili Nut Moisturizing Beauty Bar Soap
PNFT – Pili Nut Facial Toner
PNNTC – Pili Nut Night Time Cream
PNMHBL – Pili Nut Moisturising Hand and Body Lotion
PNMO – Pili Nut Massage Oil ( 100 % All natural ingredients )
MEO – Manila Elemi Oil ( EO )
ME – Manila Elemi ( Pili Nut Tree Resin / Latex )

My skin so beautiful – Pili Nut Kernel Oil!


Pili Kernel Oil


Pili Kernel Oil

Sore and aching muscles

Slowly relaxed

by your ever graceful hands

and the smoothness

of the magical

Pili Kernel Oil

Nothing but bliss

With Pili Kernel Oil

On your skin

You get the feeling

You are in the beach

Or, in the rainforest

Or, anywhere heavenly

Try Pili Kernel Oil

The Pili Kernel Oil has mystic properties

It will bring you luck in your life

It will bring you happiness

A smile always in my face

Pili Kernel Oil

Truly magical

Truly enticing

Pili Kernel Oil

Source Photo: Picture of Heaven

Canarium ‘ the first virgin ‘ has added new products to our product family

Great News!

Canarium ‘ the first virgin ‘ has added new products to our product family

Pili Nut Kernel Oil for Hand and Body Lotion

Moisturize your dry skin with Pili Nut Kernel Oil for Hand and Body Lotion. 100% natural enriched with PNKO, MEO & essential oils. Pili Kernel Oil for hand and body lotion leaves your skin feeling softer and smoother for everyone’s pleasure.

Pili Nut Kernel Oil,
Manila Elemi Oil
Essential Oils

Available Fragrance :
1. Ylang-ylang
2. Lemongrass
3. Rosemary

150gm (Php 350.00), 300gm (Php 650) jar bottle

Pili Nut Kernel Oil for Massage Oil

Pli Nut Kernel Oil for massage is the best combination of different oils & essential oil to nourish your skin and also, a good way to relax your muscles. You will experience tranquillity and satisfaction in using Canarium ‘the first virgin ‘massage oil. All organic and natural!

Pili Nut Kernel Oil,
Manila Elemi Oil,
Virgin Coconut Oil
Essential Oils

Available Fragrance :
1. Ylang-ylang
2. Lemongrass
3. Rosemary

50ml pet bottle (Php P75)

OKB – Orgullo ng Bicol Trade Fair (SM Megamall) Oct 4-7 2012

Photo Credit:                         Trade Winds Bicol

Canarium, The First Virgin Pili Kernel Oil

will be in

OKB – Orgullo ng Bicol Trade Fair

(SM Mega Mall)

October 4 -7 2012

For over a decade and a half, “Orgullo Kan Bicol” (OKB), a major trade event showcasing Bicol’s regional products and services; has been moving in full gear that makes it the top grossing trade fair in the country. Since its inauguration, the OKB has been reaping its  rewards by bringing in some P131.2 million in sales. Thus, perking up the region’s economic and business climate. Also, creating more investments (local and foreign) and jobs in Bicol, Blanco disclosed. (Source: Bicol Mail)

Canarium, The First Virgin Pili Kernel Oil will be showcasing it’s Pili Kernel Oil products to attract and create more awareness about the beauty and wonders of Pili Kernel Oil.

October 4-7 – Please remember the dates!

Always Buy Filipino…

Source Photo: OFW Mag

How to make blanched Pili Nuts to Pili Powder?

Photo Credit: Marketmanila.com

One thing I learned from my Albay Pili Industry Federation meeting in Daraga Albay was how to make Pili Powder from blanched Pili Nuts.

First, go get some fresh Pili Nuts, those with the brown skins still on. Boil water in a pot but do not boil the Pili Nuts too long. Just simply blanche the Pili Nuts long enough and the skins will rub off very easily.

Grabbed a mortar & pestle (or what Filipinos call Almires), and grind the blanced Pili Nuts till powdery.

Simple isn’t it!

The pili powder can be added to any of your pasta meals.


I have looked around and so far, I see no one selling Pili Powder yet.

So go make some, and try selling it on the side!

This could be a really good source of income.

‘Pili Nut’ The pride of Bikolanos

Pili Nut Photo Source: Now Public



Pili Kernel Oil massage therapy for the soul!

Massage Therapy

One thing I like living in the Philippines is the abundance of affordable masseuse.  Once a month, I would call my home service masseuse to give me a massage (hilot for short). I would specifically tell her to use Pili Kernel Oil because of its soothing stress reduction essential oil with no harmful side effects, just therapeutic relaxation. One hour of massage with Pili Kernel Oil, nothing but bliss and happiness.

Close your eyes, imagine you are in paradise, relax and listen to calming music and allow your manghihilot (masseur in English) to rejuvenate you the way you deserve – to be treated like a “QUEEN.”

Photo Source:  Energy Flow Massage Blog 

Pili Kernel Oil as Hot Oil Treatment

Besides the face, I also use Pili Kernel Oil for hair treatment.  Trust me, it works.  My hair is so different before I started treating my hair with the magic oil. It gives the look of me having my hair treated professionally in the hair salon.  But the truth is all my beauty routine is done at home. Normally, hot Oil is done once a week but I do it more than that. It’s organic and safe to be use every day. My hair used to be damaged and brittle but now, my hair is so soft and healthy. The bottle of oil is heated by boiling water. I give it 5-10 minutes. Then, I massage the heated oil on my scalp. I wait about 30-45 minutes and then rinse the oil off with running water. After that, I shampoo my hair.

I love how it gives my face the youthful look and the same time; making my hair in good physical shape.

I am hooked!

Pili Kernel Oil the new magic oil.

Photo Source: Black Hair Information 

Manay Fe’s Pili Products

466 Guevara Subdivision
Daraga, Albay, Philippines
Mobile: + 63 917 4140 572
+ 63 999 6673 833


Name: Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena (Owner of Canarium The First Virgin) Email: vgoyena@gmail.com

For all other inquiries: Name: Jennifer Bichara (Trader, Marketing and Administrator) Email: jennifer.bichara@gmail.com Contact #: 09273090636 Globe

Website : www.canariumthefirstvirgin.com 

Alibaba Company Profile: http://www.alibaba.com/member/us107009411.html

My skin care routine using only Canarium,The First Virgin Kernel Oil products

Me & My Niece, Krisha

As a blogger, it is natural to get free supplies. I have been religiously using them daily – day and night.  I tell you.  There is a big difference in my skin. I get nice comments all the time from family and friends.

In the morning, I would use the Pili Manila Elemi Skin Toner. Then, wash my face with Pili Kernel Oil Soap. After the wash, I would massage my face with Pili Kernel Oil. Then, at night, I would do the same routine except, I add it with the Pili Kernel Oil night time cream. I tell you, out of all the skin care products I have tried. This is the best.

Try it – you will see a big difference right away!

Nothing but magic….


Canarium The First Virgin Kernel Oil is trading in Alibaba.com!!!

We are happy to announce

Canarium The First Virgin Kernel Oil is presently trading in


Manila Elemi/Pili Kernel Oil is a fixative agent that most signature brand of perfume uses in the perfumery industry. The Manila Elemi Oil extracted from it is used by known cosmetic brands as an anti-aging, skin rejuvenating and moisturizing agent. The Manila Elemi/Pili Nut Kernel Oil is one of the best and premium cosmetic grade, food grade and pharmaceutical grade oil in the world.

Our organic products and by-products carry 100% Pili Nut Kernel/Manila Elemi oil. Best remedy for acne, pimples, blemishes,eczema, skin moisturizer, chapped lips, naturally whitens skin and so on.

We carry the following products:

  • Pilinut Tree Latex / Resin ( PNTL/R ) OR Manila Elemi (ME)
  • Pili Nut Kernel Oil (PNKO)
  • Pili Nut Facial Toner (PNFT 70ml)
  • Pilinut Kernel Oil with Manila Elemi Oil (PNKO+MEO)
  • Manila Elemi only (MEO only)
  • Moisturizing Beauty Bar Soap (PNMBBS)

Please feel free to contact me or Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena

Manay Fe’s Pili Products

466 Guevara Subdivision
Daraga, Albay, Philippines
Mobile: + 63 917 4140 572
+ 63 999 6673 833


Name: Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena (Owner of Canarium The First Virgin)

Email: vgoyena@gmail.com

For all other inquiries:

Name: Jennifer Bichara (Pili Trader, Marketing and Administrator)

Email: jennifer.bichara@gmail.com

Contact #: 09273090636 Globe

Website : www.canariumthefirstvirgin.com 

Albay Pili Industry Federation (APIF) Meeting

APIF Meeting in Anislag Daraga

To revive and help strengthen the Pili Nut Industry and push it to be another Bicol export winner like abaca, the President of Albay Pili Industry Federation, Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena, held a mobile meeting on August 11,2012 at Mr. Jun Manzanades residence in Anislag Daraga.

The main agenda of Albay Pili Industry Federation meeting is the establishment of Pili Nut scion grove and Pili Nut nursery at Anislag Daraga Albay. The aim is to increase Pili Nut production of the 7 registered varieties in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd district as well. About 20 pieces at 5 each of the 4 available Pili Nut registered varieties were already transplanted at the scion grove namely Mayon 1, Mayon 2, Orulfo and Lanusa.

Signing of memorandum of agreement between APIF represented by Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena, Mr. & Mrs. Lorete owner of the land of the scion grove and nursery, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, represented by the Albay Provincial Agriculturist Mr. Ruben A. Limos and Office of the Municipal Agriculturist represented by the Daraga Municipal Agriculturist Segundina L. Loba highlighted the said event. A 3,500 square meter space was allocated by the Lorete couple for this specific project.

The APIF meeting also gave me the opportunity to introduce myself, Jennifer Bichara, to all the attendees as a blogger who is currently helping Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena market his Canarium, The First Virgin Pili Nut products and its by-products through blogging as social media and other trading platforms. With me helping Victor, this will also give other APIF members the opportunity to market their Pili Nut produce by my Canarium, The First Virgin blog.

The meeting also emphasized that even if it is an unpaid voluntary organization but being guided by its strong vision which is to be an empowered federation that leads towards a progressive Pili Nut industry that is globally competitive then by way of collective efforts of all the active APIF members of the organization, they can make an impact and add value to the Pili Nut Industry. With a sheer desire to win and pursue their goal combined with an undying spirit of persistence there is no doubt that in due time this organization will attract attention of everyone else in the Agricultural community.

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Attendees are as follows:

1. Mrs. Evelyn Ragos
• A member of Woman for Progress Movement in Bicol for Nilao Region
• The project is to teach woman on Pili farming by using seedling and grafted Pili planting
• Maintains 1,000 Pili Nut trees

2. Mrs. Emma Moises (Camalig)
• A member of APIF
Land owner – 3 hectares

3. Mrs. Milagros Monasterial (Ligao City)
• A member of APIF
• Corn & Pili farmer
• Owns 60 grafted Pili trees

4. Mrs. Emerita Antang
• A member of APIF
• She is interested in Pili planting
• Also, a member of Pili Rural Improvement Club
• Owns 5 hectares of land with old Pili trees
• The trees are of own consumption not produced commercially

5. Bert Laganson (Camalig)
• Chairman of COOP Bakodero Community Development
• Has a Pili nursery
• About 20,000 (grafted and inarched seedlings)
• 2,000 square m. nursery

6. Mr. Eduardo Daseco (San Francisco, Legaspi City)
• Nursery operator, 2nd district
• Owns 6 hectares of land and will buy adjoining lot of 5 hectares
• He has asexual propagated germinated Pili tree plantation
• He is a member of Pili Industry Development of Legaspi City
• He also planted Hawaiian Pineapple during the govern ship of Al Francis Bichara

7. Ronnie Llaguno (Malilipot Albay)
• APIF Auditor
• Officer of Small Farmers Association
• Owns 1 hectare of land – with 50 seedlings trees
• As for his association, 13 hectares with fruit bearing trees
• He used to provide Camarines Sur seedlings and but should only be exclusively for Buang municipality and Albay region

8. Ms. Ma. Josie Nares (Daraga)
• A member of APIF
• A nursery provider – Plantarium Canarium Plant & Nursery Supply
• 1,000 Pili inarched and 5,000 seedling
• She is open to all customers and provides Sorsogon, Masbate, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Manila and Albay as well

9. Mrs. Felisa V. Magno (Guinobatan)
• Nursery operator, 3rd district
• Magnus Nursery – Operation for 10 years now
• Has 10,000 seedling and 5,000 grafted – she has no inarched available (all sold out) – provide plants for landscaping and also, fruit bearing trees

10. Rose Odones (Guinobatan)
• Selvetech Nursery
• Maintains 300,000 seedlings – Pili 150,000
• Mix including fruit bearing and indigenous trees (1 hectare stock)
• Wholesalers – DNR

11. Mr. Peter Acerado (Barangay Bariw, Ligao)
• Pili Partners Association – President
• Manages a Pili Nut orchard of about 100 hectares
• The whole Barangay Barus is involved in the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

12. Mr. Rudy N. Velasco (Camalig)
• APIF Secretary
• Maintains a 7-8 hectares
• Integrated seedlings including coconut plantation in Barangay Buluan

13. Ms. Rose Mendez
• Government employee
• Pili Nut – grafted seedlings
• Maintains 1 hectare of land

14. Mr. Eufemio M. Lorete & Mrs. Edna B. Lorete (Anislag Daraga)
• Owner of Granja Organic Farm
• Maintains 6.5 hectares of land with 452 seedling Pili trees
• Also includes Lanka, Cacao, Coconut, Coffee & Guyabano trees
• Not operational commercially

15. Ms. Arlene L. Vibar
• Tech Support Staff – Agribusiness/APIF Coordinator
• Municipal coordinator

Manila Elemi ( Pili Nut Tree Resin or Latex or Sap ), Manila Elemi Oil, Pili Nut Kernel Oil


Manila Elemi is a fixative agent that most signature brand of perfume uses in the perfumery industry. The Manila Elemi Oil extracted from it is used by known cosmetic brands (Chanel Ultra Correction Lift) as anti-ageing, skin rejuvenating and moisturizing agent. The Manila Elemi Oil is one of the best and premium cosmetic grade, food grade and pharmaceutical grade oil in the world.

The International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades, the Philippines is also listed as the sole source of the Manila Elemi resin. It is exported in raw form in cases with inner plastic bags. The softer, whiter and cleaner, the more premium is the grade of the gum resin. Its aromatic scent can be described as pale yellow liquid with fresh, lemony, peppery, balsam, green, woody, sweet and spicy odor.

Manila elemi is evident as fragrance component in other luxury perfumes, such as Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme, Dior Homme Sport for Men, Marc Jacobs Bang for Men, Donna Karan DKNY Women, Revlon Pink Happiness for Women, Ralph Lauren Extreme Polo for Men and dozens more.

Manay Fe’s Pili Products

466 Guevara Subdivision
Daraga, Albay, Philippines
Mobile: + 63 917 4140 572 , + 63 999 6673 833

For further inquiries, please contact: 

Engr. Victor Ramon B. Goyena: Email: vgoyena@gmail.com (Owner of Canarium The First Virgin)

Jennifer Bichara: Email: jennifer.bichara@gmail.com (Marketing and Blog Administrator)

Website: www.canariumthefirstvirgin.com

Source Article:  Inquirer

Chanel Ultra Correction Lift

Did you know one of the ingredients for Chanel Ultra Correction Lift facial skin rejuvenation came from resinous gum of “pili,” a local tree that has become a symbol of Bicolandia. Chanel Ultra Correction Lift is made with Elemi PFA, which derms say keeps cells alive for an extended period of time so skin stays lifted longer, preventing wrinkles and sagging.


The product advertisement reads:

“At the heart of the Pacific Ocean, the island of Luzon holds the secrets of a tree with moisturizing properties: the Manila elemi.”

Photo Credit: Chanel

Pili Nut Facial Toner

Many beauty treatment toners rely on chemicals to help make your skin firmer & youthful looking.

This can give your facial skin multiple side effects. For example, your skin may be smoother, even and younger looking but it may come at the price of one having drier skin, uneven color, rashes or the dreadful outbreak of pimples.

Instead, use this natural and organic product, Pili Nut Facial Toner to keep your pores clear and free of zits. I, myself, use the toner twice a day, and then I moisturize my face with pure Pili Oil. I used to use pure olive oil to keep my skin young but now, I replaced it with Pili Oil.

Pili Oil

Big difference!

PNFT 70ml Facial Toner

PILI: Recipe using Pili Nuts

Recipe using Pili Nuts

A feast of your senses with nothing

but Bicol’s pride

“The Pili Nut” delightful treats.

Pili Chocolate Crunch


½ kilo pili nut
1 kg. chocolate premium

1. Toast the pili nut in an oven at low temperature.
2. Cool and set aside.
3. Melt the chocolate bar in a double boiler.
4. Distribute the nuts in moulders.
5. Pour the melted chocolate while hot to coat the nuts.
6. Place the mixture inside the freezer for a few minutes or until the

moulder becomes cloudy.

7. Unmold
8. Wrap using chocolate wrapper.
9. Pack and store.








1 kilo flour
2 bar fresh butter
1 cup toasted pili nut (pounded)
2 ½ cup refined sugar
½ kilo skimmed milk

1. Toast the until golden brown
2. Melt butter and set aside.
3. Combine sugar and skimmed milk into flour and mix until well blended.
4. Add the melted butter and pili and mix well.
5. Mould the mixture and wrap in colored cellophane.
6. Pack and store.

Pili Oil Butter Spread


1 kilo pilinut – toasted
2 cups sugar
2 cups toasted flour
¾ cups corn oil

1. Toast the pili until golden brown.
2. Mix the first three ingredients.
3. Grind and add the corn oil gradually.
4. Pack in sterilized bottles.
5. Seal

Pili Tart


Crust Filling
1 kilo ordinary flour ½ kilo ground pili
2 bars fresh butter 1 can condensed milk
1 cup sugar 1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water

Packaging Material: Colored cellophane
P.E. Plastic

1. Measure ingredients needed for crust and filling.
2. In a bowl combine sugar and flour, with a pastry blender or two knives,

cut in fresh butter until it is the size of small peas.
3. Add cold water a little at a time, moving to the side the pieces of

dough as they hold together.
4. Form into balls. Roll each ball into 1/8 inch thick.
5. Press dough to shape of tart. Prick sides and bottom.
6. Bake for 20 minutes.
7. In another bowl, combine condensed milk and sugar. Mix well.
8. Fill up baked crust tart top with sliced pili.
9. Bake until golden brown.
10. Let cool before wrapping, pack.

Crispy Pili


1 cup pilinut
¼ cup sugar
4 tbsp. karo syrup
¼ cup water
oil for frying

1. Blanch the pilinut and remove seed coats.
2. Combine sugar, syrup and water. Stir until dissolved.
3. Soak pilinut syrup for 10 minutes.
4. Drain. Fly until golden brown.
5. Let it cool down on a piece of cheese cloth.
6. Pack in P.E. plastic or jars of desired size and seal.
7. Store in a cool dry place.



2 cups pilinut
1 cup water
powdered pepper
garlic powder

1. Boil pilinut in water until soft.
2. Add salt, garlic and pepper when most of the water has evaporated.
3. Cook over medium heat until nearly dry.
4. Dry further in a mechanical dryer or in oven at 50 degrees

Fahrenheit until pili become crispy.
5. Cool and pack.



Crust Filling
3 cups flour ¼ kilo pilinut
1 cup margarine or butter 1 small can condensed milk
4 tbsp. sugar ¼ cup sugar
¼ cup cold water

? Combine and cook until thick.

1. Prepare and measure all the needed ingredients.
2. Sift together the flour and sugar.
3. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or blending fork until pieces

are size of small pass.
4. Sprinkle water, one tbsp. at a time over part of mixture.

Gently mix with fork, push to one side of bowl.
5. Sprinkle next tbsp. water over dry part, mix lightly, push to moistened

part at one side. Repeat until all are moistened.
6. Gather up with fingers, form into balls.
7. Flatten slightly and add the filling.
8. Seal edges.
9. Bake in an oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-40 minutes until golden brown.

Pili Chocolate Kisses


1 cup pilinut-roasted
2 pcs. egg white
½ cup refined sugar or confectioner sugar
¼ tsp. cream of tartar

1. Grind the pilinut.
2. Separate the eggwhite from the yolk.
3. Beat eggwhite till fluffy.
4. Mix cream of tartar.
5. Continue beating until mixture form bubbles or foam.
6. Add sugar gradually while beating the mixture. Beat until stiff foam is formed.
7. Add the ground pilinut and fold the mixture.
8. Place small cones in baking sheet.
9. Bake for 40 minutes at 135 degree Fahrenheit.
10. Cool and pack.



½ kilo ground pili
1 can condensed milk
¼ cup sugar
1 pc. egg yolk
¼ box

8 cups all purpose flour
1 bar fresh butter
6 pcs. egg yolk
1 can evaporated milk
1 ½ cup refined sugar
8 tsp. baking powder

1. Combine the needed ingredients for the filling except the cheese.
2. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
3. Blend the melted butter with egg yolk and sugar. Mix well.
4. Add the evaporated milk alternately with the flour mixture.
5. Gather with fingers and form into roll.
6. Spread the filling on top and sprinkle grated cheese.
7. Roll and cut into desired length.
8. Place in a greased pan and bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.



1 cup pilinut -roasted
1 cup skimmilk
1/3 cup suagr
1 tbsp. vanilla
1/3 cup water
pinch of salt

1. Grind the roasted pilinut finely.
2. Mix sugar and skimmilk thoroughly.
3. Add water and mix well.
4. Stir in pilinut and vanilla.
5. Continue mixing until homogenous.
6. Cook on medium heat with constant stirring until such time that the mixture stick as one ball.
7. Spread on greased trays and cut into desired sizes.
8. Roll over sugar and wrap.



1 cup pilinut (roasted)
1 cup sugar (refined)
½ cup water
¼ tsp. flour
2 tsp. margarine

1. Mix all ingredients in a cooking pan.
2. Cook over moderate heat and continue mixing until syrup is almost dry.
3. Remove from heat when pilinut are coated with syrup.]
4. Spread on tray.
5. Let cool and pack.

Pili Nut Candy


1 cup pilinut
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp. karo syrup
½ tsp. margarine
½ tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. water

1. Remove outer skin of pili. Grind coarsely.
2. Combine sugar, water and syrup in a pan.
3. Cook on medium heat until the sugar us dissolved.
4. Add the ground pilinut. Mix thoroughly.
5. Cook until sticky.
6. Add margarine and mix well.
7. Pour on greased tray. Add baking soda and stir thoroughly.
8. Spread immediately and cut into desired sizes while hot.
9. Cool and wrap.



1 cup pilinut
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp. vanilla

1. Blanch pilinut and remove seed coats.
2. Boil pilinut into soft, then drain.
3. Grind the boiled pili finely.
4. Mix pilinut and sugar thoroughly.
5. Cook over moderate heat until boiling.
6. Remove from fire spread on a wooden board. Continue mixing until the mixture stick as one ball.
7. Knead the mixture while hot by using a rolling pin.
8. Cut desired sizes.



1 cup pilinut – roasted ¼ cup water
1 tbsp. cheese 1 tsp vanilla
1.4 cup skimmilk 1/3 cup suagr
1 pc egg

1. Grind pilinut coarsely or chop using mortar and pestle.
2. Mix sugar and skimmilk very well.
3. Add water equal to the weight of skimmilk and stir thoroughly to a smooth consistency.
4. Stir in pilinut and ¾ parts of total amount of beaten egg.
5. Add cheese and vanilla.
6. Cook on medium heat until sticky.
7. Distribute the mixture on greased paper cups place in muffin pans.
8. Brush beaten eggs on top of each mixture in the cup.
9. Bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.



1 cup pilinut 1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. margarine 8 tbsp. sugar
4 tspb. Water 4 tbsp. corn syrup

1. Dry pilinut under the sun or in a mechanical dryer.

Cool and remove seed coats.
2. Combine pilinut, sugar, water and corn syrup in a pan.
3. Cook over medium heat until syrup turns golden

brown or when threading occurs. Remove from heat.
4. Add margarine and mix well.
5. Add baking soda and stir thoroughly.
6. Spread on grease wooden board and cut while hot

into desired sizes.
7. Wrap in cellophane when cooled..

Pili Cake


1 kilo pili (chopped)
2 can condensed milk
2 cups refined sugar
4 pcs. egg yolk

1. Mix ingredients all together.
2. Cook over moderate heat until thick.
3. Mold.
4. Bake until golden brown.
5. Cool.
6. Wrap in colored cellophane.

via PILI: Recipe using Pili Nuts.


The Wonders of Pili Oil

Pili Oil as Salad Dressings
Pili Oil as Salad Dressing

Pili oil can be used as:

  • salad dressing
  • fish canning
  • baking
  • other food preparations
  • for delicate skin
  • helps prevent wrinkles
  • anti-aging element
  • prevents acnes and pimples
  • main ingredient for:
  1. bath soaps
  2. massage oil
  3. additive in anti-dandruff shampoo
I used it myself on my skin for a few months now. 
Big difference!
Do I look like 40?

Article & Photo Source:

Bicol Consortium for Agriculture Resources Research and Development BCARRD

The beginning of my quest for Pili Oil

In the beginning, all I had was an address of DTI Legaspi not knowing one of my followers is one of the head Director of Department of Trade in Legaspi (Chito Aguilar). Serendipitous indeed! So I met Mindy Yee of Leslie’s Pili Pulp Oil first and they showed me Canarium The First Virgin Kernel Oil and other Pili Oil based products. Also, met up with Sorsogon Department of Trade in Sorsogon to discuss possible collaboration with Sorsogon Pili Oil main suppliers. Then, they called me to come to Pili Camarines Sur Regional Technology Department to show me the newly invented equipment to extract Pili Oil sap. Funny, after the meeting, we all tried Pili Oil on our hair and face.

Did not have a plan in the beginning but only a belief of Pili Oil’s magic. I guess, when everything is right, everything will fall into place. So this is how the idea of mine is to start a blog based in Pili Oil and it’s wonders. The main goal is to help Boggs of Canarium The First Virgin Kernel Oil and also help the Pili Oil Industry to come into the mainstream market (Local and International).

I ventured in Legaspi, Sorsogon and Pili Cam Sur for this illusive product.

Let the adventure begin!


Boggs of Canarium The First Virgin Kernel Oil and Mindy Yee of Leslie’s Pili Pulp Oil

Hello world!

Hello Everyone!

This is the moment I am waiting for and I am happy to introduce to you:

Canarium “The First Virgin”

Canarium “The First Virgin” 

Pili nuts come from the Pili tree (Genus: Canarium ovatum Engl.). Pili are native to maritime Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, and Northern Australia. They are commercially cultivated in the Philippines for their edible nuts. The Pili tree is a hardy rainforest tree that bears a nut with a very hard pointed shell, which houses the creamy, yummy nut. Pili nuts have a rich, buttery flavor, often said to be superior to that of almonds. Slender, with a length of around 2-1/2 inches and a diameter of around ¾ inches.


Another unknown by-product is the Pili oil. Pili Pulp and Kernel can be extracted and used for cooking or as a substitute raw material for cotton seed oil in the manufacture of soap, beauty, perfume and edible products. From the nuts to the pulp, to the shell and the bark, the pili tree’s usefulness can be compared to that of the coconut tree. Pili oil contains high levels of oleic acids, carotenoids, phytosterols, and vitamin E known for being powerful antioxidants which has renewing and rejuvenating properties for healthy and youthful skin. Oils derived from the nut and pulp of pili are similar in composition to the more expensive avocado and olive oils.

According to Engr. Victor Goyena, it has an anti-aging effect that’s why it was very good for the skin and it was also used as massage oil, or if diluted in the bath it can assist with nervous and respiratory conditions, stress related problems and skin infections. Elemi oil was distinguished to have a citrus-like smell, a bit spicy and is pale in color. But unfortunately, not many people knows this facts and I bet it would be your first time to learn that elemi oil may be included in your favorite brand of perfume or make-up products. Opium by YSL, Lolita Lempicka, Mark Jacobs, Mont Blanc, Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker, Chanel, gucci, Dior are just few of the many brands who uses elemi oil on their products.

perfumes with elemi oil

Article Source & Photo Credits: My Green Living Ideas , Wikipedia