Pili Nut Tree combats aging skin – a miracle tree indeed!

Electing for organic products that do not give harmful side effects could be the safest option in battling aging, wrinkling, dark spots and sun related skin damage.

The Pili Tree, or what Bicolanos normally call, the tree of life, also exudes resin oil or what we call Manila Elemi.  Pili nut tree also contains oil called Lemolene, a perfume component, can be used for scented paper, candles, ink, fresheners and cosmetics as well. Manila Elemi is used by cosmetic manufacturers as active ingredients for facial skin toner’s and anti-aging skin products. Astounding mixture of Pili Kernel Oil and Manila Elemi Oil is affective against blemishes, acne and delays skin aging as well.

The main chemical components of elemi oil are terpineol, elemicine, elemol, dipentene, phellandrene and limonene:

Manila Elemi

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  1. Terpineol -is a naturally occurring monoterpene alcohol that has been isolated from a variety of sources such as Pili Oil and Elemi Oil.
  2. Elemicine – is an organic compound and minor constituent of the essential oil Manila Elemi.
  3. Elemol – a crystalline alcohol obtain from Elemi Oil.
  4. Phellandrene is the name for a pair of organic compounds that have a similar molecular structure and similar chemical properties. α-Phellandrene and β-phellandrene are cyclic monoterpenes and are double-bond isomers. The phellandrenes are used in fragrances because of their pleasing aromas.
  5. Limonene (Dipentene)–  a liquid optically active terpene with a lemon-like odour, found in lemon, orange, peppermint, and other essential oils and used as a wetting agent and in the manufacture of resins.
  6. Monoterpene – a class of terpenes. The monoterpenes are isolated from their natural sources by distillation of the plant matter with steam.
  7. Terpenes – are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants though also by some insects such as termites or swallowtail butterflies. They are often strong smelling and thus may have had a protective function. They are the major components of resin, and of turpentine produced from resin.


Bergamot or Bergamot Orange – is a small citrus fruit which grows only on small trees as Bergamots. Production is mostly limited to Loanion, a coastal region in Reggio Calabria South Italy, Ivory Coast, Argentina and Brazil. This fruit is cultivated for the production of essential oil. Bergamot is used in many skin care creams and lotions which bind its cooling and stimulating nature.

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Lemongrass – is cultivated also for its fragrance and is commonly used to extract its essential oil and used for perfumes. Lemongrass does not flower but it’s the leaves that are being used to extract the essential oil. It is also widely cultivated in Asia.

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Patchouli – usually known as the hippie perfume. A “pungent, powerful, mossy, musty” fragrance. The viscous, orangey-amber oil is extracted from the leaves of a two to three foot perennial bush with purple-tinged white flowers, native to tropical Asia.

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Pine – is an essential oil obtained by the steam distillation of needles, twigs and cones from a variety of species of pine, particularly Pinus sylvestris.

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Rosemary – also known as Rosmarinus Officinalis, is very popular in the Mediterranean region as a culinary herb.  Its use extensively to wedding ceremonies, food, cosmetics, and herbal care by Ancient Egyptians.

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Sandalwood – is the name of a class of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and they also retain their fragrance for decades. As well as using the harvested and cut wood, essential oils are also extracted from the woods for use. Australia is the biggest producer of Sandalwood.

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