Mastiha: What is it and why do we use it?

You may be wondering, "what is Mastiha" and why is it added into so many of our products?  This is a  reasonable question to ask, and we're here to answer it.  Mastiha is not yet a household name in most of the world, but we're hoping to change that. 

Mastiha is a resin that is excreted by the Mastiha tree.  This tree can be found  all over the Mediterranean, but it is only in Chios, Greece, that the trees produce this resin that we cultivate and use in our products. 

 Why are we adding a tree resin into our products? 

The answer is simple, Mastiha possesses a plethora of health benefits that we hope to share with our customers.  Mastiha's health benefits have not been a secret to those in Chios.  It has been used for centuries as a supplement for both health and beauty.  It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties on the skin.  It also helps reduce oiliness, giving skin a shiny healthy appearance while also tightening to reduce the effect of wrinkles.  All of these benefits combine to make your skin more radiant and beautiful while maintaining a youthful appearance. 

So, this means that when you're taking a bath after a long day with our Yogahhh! Milk Bath, not only are you relaxing and de-stressing from your day, you're also reaping the benefits of Mastiha.