You will not find a higher quality mastiha essential oil anywhere! The Chios Mastiha Growers Association steam-distills the raw Chios mastic themselves ensuring its 100% natural with no added chemicals or alchohol. In fact it takes them 500 grams of raw mastiha to produce 10 grams of this precious concentrated oil! So use it sparingly in cooking and therapy, a drop goes a long way!
Combine a few drops of mastic oil to common household ingredients to create your own natural toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, masks, cleansers and more! To learn how to make your own home beauty products, click here.
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Net Wt. 50 grams / 1.76 oz
What is Mastiha?
Mastiha (pronounced mahs-TEE-hah), aka mastic is the resin that is excreted from the trunk and the branches of the "schinos", the Greek name for the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia). The schinos producing the mastiha resin grows exclusively on the southern portion of Chios, an island in the Eastern Aegean Sea. Incisions are made on the bark of the schinos and the mastiha resin falls in teardrop forms onto the marble dust underneath. After 15-20 days the resin has dried and is harvested and cleaned. Mastiha has a distinct herbal taste making it a popular spice traditionally used in a wide variety of sweet and savory food products and beverages. Perhaps most interesting are the documented medicinal benefits of this resin. It is used especially for stomach and dental care as well as in skin care products. Cultivation of the schinos and harvesting of mastiha are protected by the government and European Union as a truly unique product of the region.
Chios mastiha has antimicrobial and healing properties that contribute to the effective regeneration and healing of the skin, as well as in the synthesis of collagen. These are the reasons why mastiha is one of the components of the self-adhesive bandages. Mastiha is known from Antiquity for its cosmetic benefits. The Spanish manuscript of the 16th century, Manual de Mujeres, includes a recipe for soap with mastiha: two ounces of white soap, one quarter mastiha and one quarter borax.
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