Mastiha Soap, 100gr
Type: Functional Food
Vendor: Medittera Mastiha
Mastiha Soap with olive oil, 100gr
Mastiha Soap is traditional Greek Soap that offering significant antimicrobial and healing properties.
It is suggested for a very natural cleaning agent and has a positive action against psoriasis. Best if used in combination with the Body Milk with Chios Mastiha for clean and hydrated epidermis.
Contains: Sodium Olivate, mastiha water, dry Mastiha tears, fruit oil, sodium chloride and citric acid.
- Parabenum Free
- Mineral Oil Free
- Ethanolamine Free
The rarity of mastiha and the difficulty of its production make it expensive. As a result, imitations (fake Mastiha) in the form of other resins appear in the market, sold as "mastic," such as Boswellia or gum arabic. Other trees, such as Pistacia palaestina, can also produce a resin similar to mastic. Yet other substances, such as pine tree resin and almond tree resin, are sometimes used in place of mastic.
History: Mastic has been used as a medicine since antiquity and is still used in traditional folk medicine of the Middle East. The first-century Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides mentions the healing properties of mastiha in his book De Materia Medica. Hippocrates wrote that the mastiha is good for prevention of digestive problems and colds, and Galenus suggested that mastiha was useful for bronchitis and for improving the condition of the blood. In medieval times, mastic was highly valued by sultans' harems as a breath freshener and a tooth whitener.
Chios Mastiha is protected by the European Union as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product. This distincion recognizes the name of a specific region or country where a specific agricultural product originates exclusively due to the geographical environment. This includes the natural and human factors and production, alteration and processes which take place in the delineated geographical area. All PDO products bear the EU symbol designating them as such.