Our organically crafted Lentisque Leaf Essential Oil, also called Mastic Essential Oil is distilled from the fresh leaves of the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which is a relative of the pistachio and is also the source of Mastic Gum, a beautiful incense resin. Pistacia lentiscus is native throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and the Iberian peninsula in the west through southern France and Turkey to Iraq and Iran in the east.
Mastic resin obtained from the Pistacia lentiscus is a relatively expensive kind of spice that has been used principally as a chewing gum for atleast 2400 years in the Greek Islands. Mastic is known to have been popular in Roman times , it was chewed, and in Medieval times it was highly prized for the Sultan's harem both as a breath freshener and for cosmetic purposes.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Lentisque Leaf Essential Oil has rejuvenating properties that stimulate tissue regeneration, making it helpful in preventing premature skin-aging, fading stretch marks, and soothing red, irritated skin. Lentisque Leaf Essential Oil is also recognized with being an anti-inflammatory being good for minor sports injuries or bruising and grazes. It has a strong antispasmodic action, especially when the pain is from either injury or muscle soreness. Lentisque Leaf Oil is an effective oil to use for respiratory allergies, to calm the inflammation and to calm down the sneezing.
The relaxing qualities of Lentisque Leaf Essential Oil can help ease stress and tension, as well as being invaluable in meditation since it helps to calm the mind. The uplifting scent of Lentisque Essential Oil can be inhaled to relieve headaches, and settles and soothes the nerves for assisting sleep.
Safety-No specific safety concerns associated with this essential oil. However, if Mastic becomes oxidized it may cause skin sensitization or irritation.
PART USED Leaves
COMMON NAMES Mastic Tree, Lentisk, Yemen Gum
SYNONYMS Pistacia lentiscus L.
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle to Top Note
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