"A TEAR THAT PLEASES, PERFUMES,
BELIEVES AND HEALS."
Mastic is a 100% natural and organic fragrant resin produced by the Mastic Tree in the shape of a teardrop and referred to as Mastic Tears. The small evergreen Mastic Trees only grow in the southern part of Greek Island of Chios in the Mediterranean Sea. This aromatic resin has been associated with historic events, custom, and culture. Hippocrates used Μastic for the prevention of digestive problems, colds, and mouth hygiene. During the ancient Roman times, Mastic Tears were used as the teeth whitener and mouth freshener. In recent modern times, Mastic has been acknowledged as a Product of Protected Designation of Origin at a global level. The unique cultivation of Mastic has been included to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
A Storytelling about Mastic
There has been an ancient legend about the Mastic Tears which states that centuries ago when an injured man lied down under the Mastic Tree, the tree shed tears for the suffering of that man and as a respect for his worthy life. The myth became a legend during the 3rd century A.D. among the people of the majestic island of Chios also known as the land of the Mastic. Throughout the history Byzantines, Genovesi, Greeks, Ottomans, and Romans have collected Mastic Tears and used them in pharmaceutics and gastronomy. And this is how nature’s tribute to a single man became a universal gift for the entire mankind.