Madagascar Elemi balls - Canarium madagascariensis
Fair Trade and sustainably harvested
We only have a few of these available, a must for collectors. From the strange and fantastic forests of Madagascar, these balls of Elemi raw resin are a rare treat. They are sold individually and are about 1 oz each.
From our friend Dan at Apothecary's Garden:
"Named Harami locally, Madagascar Elemi is harvested in the wild and used as incense in the Malagasy culture to freshen the house and create an uplifting atmosphere. It is often incorporated in local folk medicine for skin problems.
Due to the semi-liquid consistency of the fresh resin it is traditionally rolled into balls and wrapped with the leaf of a tree until it can keep its shape on its own.
Madagascar Elemi is more complex in its fragrance profile than the Philippine Elemi we are used to, bringing to mind Somali Frankincense Frereana."
It initially greets one's nose with sweet Lime and Lemon, then gives way to rich honey notes, a hint of Amber and a muskiness reminiscent of animal fur. It makes a sweet and uplifting incense. "