Elemi oil has been used to reduce lines and wrinkles associated with aging and to soothe muscles after exercise. It is from the same botanical family as frankincense and myrrh, but has a very unique but recognizable smell. It comes from a tree that is native to the Philippines. In ancient Egypt, it was used in the embalming process, which speaks for its antiseptic and preservative properties. Elemi essential oil has been known to rejuvenate the skin and prevent infections if applied directly on an open wound.