Petite Vial | MASTIHA GUMRegular price $15.00
Sweet and balsamic, notes of green pine and vanilla
Grounded, singular, flowing
A vial of Mastiha Gum accompanied by a vial of Japanese bamboo charcoal provides an introduction to this botanical species of Pistacia lentiscus for culinary preparations or burned on charcoal as natural incense. Cultivate familiarity with the ritual pleasures of aromatic smoke and ceremony. Vials can be washed and reused along with their cork stoppers.
The mastic, schinos, or lentisk tree, can be found growing wild throughout the Mediterranean, but it only exudes an ambrosial balsam in the form of “tears” on a single Greek island. This slow-growing tree offers a fragrant cultivation in the final days of summer each year, surviving drought conditions by sustaining itself on minimal morning dew.
Mastiha has been praised as a luxury for its sophisticated flavor and aroma since Hellenistic times (~300 BCE). Mastiha resin is commonly used in Greek cuisine and beverages. It has been traditionally chewed in its raw form as a gum to improve oral health, clean the teeth, and perfume the breath. It is also used in balms and other skin care preparations.
Delivering a sophisticated and unique flavor that subtly suggests pine and licorice, Mastiha resin is commonly used in Greek cuisine and beverages. It has been traditionally chewed in its raw form as a gum to improve oral health, clean the teeth, and perfume the breath. It is also used in balms and other skin care preparations. We recommend storing this resin in the refrigerator for prolonged freshness.
Bio Alchemy Olfactive offers the highest quality raw oleo resin that has been granted protection by the European Union with designations such as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
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