Mount Atlas Mastic Essential Oil-Pistacia Atlantica-Sustainable Harvest-Distilled by Dan Riegler-Afghanistan

(12 customer reviews)

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This is the essential oil of the Mount Atlas Mastic resin, Pistacia Atlantica, sometimes referred to as Terebinth.
It has a beautiful ethereal, sweet fragrance reminiscent of its cousin Chios Mastic, Pistacia lentiscus. It has within itself base, middle and top notes and suggests itself as a wonderful starting point for a perfume composition.
I personally distilled …

Description

This is the essential oil of the Mount Atlas Mastic resin, Pistacia Atlantica, sometimes referred to as Terebinth.
It has a beautiful ethereal, sweet fragrance reminiscent of its cousin Chios Mastic, Pistacia lentiscus. It has within itself base, middle and top notes and suggests itself as a wonderful starting point for a perfume composition.
I personally distilled this material in May 2021. It is a pure and unadulterated essential oil. Nothing has been added to it and nothing removed.

Mount Atlas Mastic trees can live to be a thousand years old and are harvested sustainably and venerated by the communities that collect the resin.

The liquid resin is collected in small clay cups that are affixed to the bark of the tree. It is a completely sustainable harvest. Many of these trees are hundreds of years old, healthy, thriving and tapped yearly in the traditional manner.

The resin possesses a lovely blue/green colour when first collected.

Mount Atlas Mastic is a species of Pistacia/Pistacio and kin to both the Chios Mastic tree and Pistacia vera that delivers us our yummy Pistachio nuts. Though the nuts of Pistacia Atlantica are not as easily edible as the Pistachio they abound with nourishing and therapeutic compounds.
This tree provides a plethora of ancient traditional medicines and the resin is a lovely balm, perfume and incense ingredient.

Growing from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the Zagros mountains in Persia, Mount Atlas Pistacia is considered by some to be the Terebinth tree referred to in the old Testament.
Some of the oldest and largest trees standing in Israel are Pistacia Atlantica which are thought to be “Elah” tree referred to in the old testament.

The resin from the tree is considered the original source of turpentine/Terebinth which was later collected from Pine trees.
All parts of the Mount Atlas Mastic tree have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Ibn Sina, (Avicenna), writes extensively about the healing properties of the Mount Atlas Mastic tree. It is a mainstay of ancient Greek, traditional Unani, Islamic, Persian and many other medicinal systems. Edible and medicinal oil is pressed from the ripe fruit, while leaf fruit, resin and oleoresin are all used in traditional medicine.
The list of therapeutic applications is extensive and well worth researching online..

Pistacia Atlantica oleoresin has been traditionally used to address ulcers, dyspepsia, respiratory, musculoskeletal, renal and hepatic issues, burns, wounds, and other skin conditions.

The dried resin is used locally as chewing gum that benefits oral and digestive health.

The resin and essential oil of Mt. Atlas Mastic are valuable in incense blends, perfume compositions, steam inhalations, muscle and joint rubs, respiratory balms and much more.

For recipes, instructions and more information about the different types of Frankincense, Myrrh and other oleoresins, please visit my blog at http://apothecarysgarden.com.

Dan

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materials

Essential Oil, Pistacia Atlantica, Terebinth Essential oil

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres, 100 Millilitres

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  1. Kennedi Herman

    Kennedi Herman

    Always very much worth the money spent. It's wonderful and I'm grateful to have access to Dan's services. Much needed and treasured medicines.

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  2. Retta Grant

    Retta Grant

    All of the products here are extremely fine quality and many are new to my naturals library and found nowhere else, including this Mt. Atlas Mastic. It starts with a turpentine note and dries down a bit green, sweet and powdery but not as sweet as the regular mastic that used to be found at this shop (and which I hope returns).

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  3. Jay Satterfield

    Jay Satterfield

    Great quality. Thank you so much.

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  4. Mayra Wintheiser

    Mayra Wintheiser

    Lovely oil & speedy delivery. Many thanks!

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  5. Karina Howe

    Karina Howe

    Like walking through a forest primeval.
    A few drops in a spray bottle carries you to it.

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  6. Alysson Aufderhar

    Alysson Aufderhar

    Always so happy to receive oils from Dan! The quality for me is just over the top! Will always purchase these sacred oils from Apothecary's Garden!

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  7. Cleta Hegmann

    Cleta Hegmann

    Mmmmmm, what a beautiful bouquet.

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  8. Marjolaine Blick

    Marjolaine Blick

    good scents, good service, will return

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  9. Kailey Luettgen

    Kailey Luettgen

    Exceptional Quality like everything from Apothecary's Garden!

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  10. Zena Metz

    Zena Metz

    As usual, anything purchased with Dan is exquisite.

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  11. Lavonne Quitzon

    Lavonne Quitzon

    I am excited to start blending with Dan's quality materials.

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  12. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    Very worthy solo, but I have taken to a sprinkle of Terebinth followed with a splash of Omumbiri EO for each to transfigure the other. Stunning though, on it's own merit.

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