For the month of July we are introducing Mastic, a beautiful Mediterranean oil with a fresh aroma and multiple therapeutic uses.
Our Organic Mastic Essential Oil an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of July. Check back with us soon to see if we have added it to our collection.
Organic Mastic Essential Oil
From the French island of Corsica comes our USDA Certified Organic Mastic Essential Oil. Nicknamed the Island of Beauty for its incredible landscapes of red cliffs, turquoise Mediterranean waters, and dramatic stone villages resting against the rugged mountainsides, the resilient evergreen shrub Pistacia lentiscus flourishes. The steam-distilled leaves produce an essential oil that smells clean and fresh, with coniferous and woody balsamic notes.
Known for its vaso-constricting properties and ability to support circulation, this oil may help reduce the appearance of varicose veins. The presence of α- and β-pinenes provide beneficial actions on the respiratory and immune systems as well, making this oil a great choice to help tackle congestion, head and neck tension, and other uncomfortable cold and flu concerns. Plus, the high monoterpene content supports feelings of pain relief by helping to soothe the sensation of sore muscles and tender joints. Experience the versatile, fortifying effects of this unique oil in your own life by diffusing or adding to a carrier oil and applying topically.
Some Things to Know
Botanical Name: Pistacia lentiscus
Country of Origin: France
Plant Part Used: Leaves and Twigs
Aromatic Scent: Clean, fresh coniferous aroma with woody balsamic back notes
Aromatic Note: Top to Middle
Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 1-3% in a carrier.
Shelf Life: 1 Year
Cautions: FLAMMABLE. Harmful if swallowed. Not recommended for use while pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing. If under a doctor’s care, Consult your physician. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. External use only.
Skin Tonic Roll-On
Make this roll-on to help reduce inflammation, support skin healing for minor cuts or bruises, and diminish the appearance of varicose veins.
What you’ll need:
- 10 mL Carrier Oil of Choice
- 5 drops Organic Mastic
- 4 drops Cypress
- 3 drops Black Pepper
- 2 drops Niaouli
- 1 drop German Chamomile
What you’ll do:
Add all essential oils to your carrier oil. Massage blend in an upward motion to the area of concern to promote blood circulation. Can be applied several times a day.