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1772 Sultana Pomatum - Great For All Types Of Skin Problems- Historical Apothecary

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New Look! Same Great Product!
3/4oz
1772 Sultana Pomatum
Great For All Types Of Skin Problems
Toilet De Flora

Bottle Dimensions:
Total Height 1.3/4"
Total Width 1.5"


A little goes a long way!
All Natural and Historical Product.

The original recipe says, " It clears and preserves the complexion, and is of use for red pimpled faces". I have been testing this cream for a few months now and the original uses are correct, it quickly clears up broken or red skin, including pimple and acne outbreaks.

Other Healing Uses:- This salve has natural antibacterial properties.
rashes, cuts, burns, scrapes, skin irritation, bruises, pimples or eczema. It reduces inflammation, helps skin regenerate, it also helps relieve pain. It can help take away the itch of mosquito bites and help sooth the red nose from colds and the sniffles. So it's an all around good thing to have on hand.

How to use: You can treat it like a medical cream where you would use it just for the areas needed. If you are using it on red areas or pimples you can put it on before bed.

Customers Love Sultana Pomatum:

Customer Review: "It smells wonderful and it really does reduce redness. I've been using it on a bug bite as well as acne and it works quite well. I just applynit to trouble spots before bed and in the morning everything looks much better."
And
"Utterly decadent. A little goes a LONG way - very rich. Fragrance is gorgeous."
And
"After about a month of use, my skin is noticeably clearer and more moisturized, and some sun-damage on my forehead and chest is much improved. The smell is also lovely. Fantastic product!"

Check out more of our Feedback!


This has been a work in progress for quite some time. In order to replicate this recipe as close as I could, I had to become friendly with the history of the Balsam of Mecca. Let me tell you it's long and confusing. After much research, I am really thrilled to finally be bringing you this Sultana Pomatum. It is an amazing healer and does the job quickly. A little goes a long way. Balms and Pomatums made from Balsam of Mecca were one of the most expensive commodities in the ancient world, and much prized for its wound healing properties. This drove prices sky high and sometime in the 18th century the plant was almost extinct, but they found another comparable replacement with all the same healing properties- and from the same genus. We also added some beeswax.

Ingredients: Balsam of Gliead, Almond Oil, Bees Wax.

______________________________________________________________________________
History of Balsam of Mecca for those who want to know more:

Balsam of Mecca is now extinct :( and has been for a very long time. In fact by the late 18th century they were already substituting what we know today as the Balm of Gliead and other close relatives of the Balsam of Mecca because the Ancient ways of collecting the sap killed the tree. So by the 18th century they were starting to use the leaves of the few trees left and mixing it with other "comparable" and sometimes "scary" ingredients and then selling it for twice the weight of silver. So we don't know exactly if the original balsam of mecca was used ( old world) in this recipe or if they were already substituting the Balm of Gliead ( new world). Likely it would depend on who made it and if it was available. No one knows the exact date of the extinction.

We can assume that because this recipe was written in a book for home use, that the general populations would not have been able to afford the leaves of the Balsam of Mecca ( even if the leaves were available- the price would be outrageous) . Previous to the 18th century this salve/ cream/ or pomade would have been made with the sap of the tree, but by the 18th century they were already using other methods like the leaves and not the sap. Also at this time Balsam of Gilead and Balsam of Mecca were used interchangeably- which leads many to believe they are the same ingredient.. They are very close, but not the same.

Balsam of Gliead started being used in place of Balsam of Mecca in the 17th century. By the time the first colonists came to America- Native Americans were already using the native poplar bud in their ointments, Which the colonists recognized as having the same healing properties as their old world Balsam of Mecca and the Balm of Gliead combined.. So they gave this balsam name the Balm of Gliead. So we have made ours out of the same substitution that has been used for over 500 years.

A little history on the Balsam of Mecca and Balsam of Gliead.
Most argue they are the same thing, however there are some differences of opinion:
Here is what I found:
The new world's balsam of Gliead is very similar to the balsam of Mecca in both healing properties in resin, but it is not 100% exact, however, they are both buds from the Balsam Poplar tree family.
By the late 18th and 19th centuries it was next to impossible to get hold of the original shrub from the Middle East and inferior forms were produced by boiling the young leaves of the flowering plant along with some aromatic oils and inferior ingredients. Therefore the "New World balsam of mecca" was now made from the buds of the Balsam Poplar because it had so many healing properties in common with it's middle Eastern counterpart known as the Balsam of Mecca. This is not to be confused with the christmas tree (balsam) which is a fir tree. This substitution has been used for over 500 years.
In Europe in the 19th century they were already using the buds from the Balsam Poplar Trees. In the historic Old World "Balm of Gilead", or "Mecca balsam", is a small evergreen tree (Commiphora gileadensis, also once called C. opobalsamum) of the family Burseraceae (incense-tree family) native to Africa and Asia. The old name of the aromatic resinous juice of the Balsamodendron opobalsamum, now today commonly called balm of Gilead and is made from handpicked buds and stems of the Balsam Poplar tree.

"The balm tree (Balsam of Mecca), which produced the opobalsamum, a great object of trade, was probably introduced from Arabia in the time of Solomon."
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 385, August 15, 1829

"The opoblalsamum, is called the Balsam of Mecca, and often confounded with the Balsam of Gliead, inasmuch as both trees grow near mecca." This article talks about how the Balsam of Mecca trees were brought to extinction because of the way the sap was harvested. It killed the trees, this is why they started to use the leaves. But in using the leaves, they would also combine other inferior ingredients to sell on the trade routes as Balsam of Mecca. Even in doing this, the price was twice the weight in silver.
The visitor or monthly instructor 1836
New Look! Same Great Product!
3/4oz
1772 Sultana Pomatum
Great For All Types Of Skin Problems
Toilet De Flora

Bottle Dimensions:
Total Height 1.3/4"
Total Width 1.5"


A little goes a long way!
All Natural and Historical Product.

The original recipe says, " It clears and preserves the complexion, and is of use for red pimpled faces". I have been testing this cream for a few months now and the original uses are correct, it quickly clears up broken or red skin, including pimple and acne outbreaks.

Other Healing Uses:- This salve has natural antibacterial properties.
rashes, cuts, burns, scrapes, skin irritation, bruises, pimples or eczema. It reduces inflammation, helps skin regenerate, it also helps relieve pain. It can help take away the itch of mosquito bites and help sooth the red nose from colds and the sniffles. So it's an all around good thing to have on hand.

How to use: You can treat it like a medical cream where you would use it just for the areas needed. If you are using it on red areas or pimples you can put it on before bed.

Customers Love Sultana Pomatum:

Customer Review: "It smells wonderful and it really does reduce redness. I've been using it on a bug bite as well as acne and it works quite well. I just applynit to trouble spots before bed and in the morning everything looks much better."
And
"Utterly decadent. A little goes a LONG way - very rich. Fragrance is gorgeous."
And
"After about a month of use, my skin is noticeably clearer and more moisturized, and some sun-damage on my forehead and chest is much improved. The smell is also lovely. Fantastic product!"

Check out more of our Feedback!


This has been a work in progress for quite some time. In order to replicate this recipe as close as I could, I had to become friendly with the history of the Balsam of Mecca. Let me tell you it's long and confusing. After much research, I am really thrilled to finally be bringing you this Sultana Pomatum. It is an amazing healer and does the job quickly. A little goes a long way. Balms and Pomatums made from Balsam of Mecca were one of the most expensive commodities in the ancient world, and much prized for its wound healing properties. This drove prices sky high and sometime in the 18th century the plant was almost extinct, but they found another comparable replacement with all the same healing properties- and from the same genus. We also added some beeswax.

Ingredients: Balsam of Gliead, Almond Oil, Bees Wax.

______________________________________________________________________________
History of Balsam of Mecca for those who want to know more:

Balsam of Mecca is now extinct :( and has been for a very long time. In fact by the late 18th century they were already substituting what we know today as the Balm of Gliead and other close relatives of the Balsam of Mecca because the Ancient ways of collecting the sap killed the tree. So by the 18th century they were starting to use the leaves of the few trees left and mixing it with other "comparable" and sometimes "scary" ingredients and then selling it for twice the weight of silver. So we don't know exactly if the original balsam of mecca was used ( old world) in this recipe or if they were already substituting the Balm of Gliead ( new world). Likely it would depend on who made it and if it was available. No one knows the exact date of the extinction.

We can assume that because this recipe was written in a book for home use, that the general populations would not have been able to afford the leaves of the Balsam of Mecca ( even if the leaves were available- the price would be outrageous) . Previous to the 18th century this salve/ cream/ or pomade would have been made with the sap of the tree, but by the 18th century they were already using other methods like the leaves and not the sap. Also at this time Balsam of Gilead and Balsam of Mecca were used interchangeably- which leads many to believe they are the same ingredient.. They are very close, but not the same.

Balsam of Gliead started being used in place of Balsam of Mecca in the 17th century. By the time the first colonists came to America- Native Americans were already using the native poplar bud in their ointments, Which the colonists recognized as having the same healing properties as their old world Balsam of Mecca and the Balm of Gliead combined.. So they gave this balsam name the Balm of Gliead. So we have made ours out of the same substitution that has been used for over 500 years.

A little history on the Balsam of Mecca and Balsam of Gliead.
Most argue they are the same thing, however there are some differences of opinion:
Here is what I found:
The new world's balsam of Gliead is very similar to the balsam of Mecca in both healing properties in resin, but it is not 100% exact, however, they are both buds from the Balsam Poplar tree family.
By the late 18th and 19th centuries it was next to impossible to get hold of the original shrub from the Middle East and inferior forms were produced by boiling the young leaves of the flowering plant along with some aromatic oils and inferior ingredients. Therefore the "New World balsam of mecca" was now made from the buds of the Balsam Poplar because it had so many healing properties in common with it's middle Eastern counterpart known as the Balsam of Mecca. This is not to be confused with the christmas tree (balsam) which is a fir tree. This substitution has been used for over 500 years.
In Europe in the 19th century they were already using the buds from the Balsam Poplar Trees. In the historic Old World "Balm of Gilead", or "Mecca balsam", is a small evergreen tree (Commiphora gileadensis, also once called C. opobalsamum) of the family Burseraceae (incense-tree family) native to Africa and Asia. The old name of the aromatic resinous juice of the Balsamodendron opobalsamum, now today commonly called balm of Gilead and is made from handpicked buds and stems of the Balsam Poplar tree.

"The balm tree (Balsam of Mecca), which produced the opobalsamum, a great object of trade, was probably introduced from Arabia in the time of Solomon."
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 385, August 15, 1829

"The opoblalsamum, is called the Balsam of Mecca, and often confounded with the Balsam of Gliead, inasmuch as both trees grow near mecca." This article talks about how the Balsam of Mecca trees were brought to extinction because of the way the sap was harvested. It killed the trees, this is why they started to use the leaves. But in using the leaves, they would also combine other inferior ingredients to sell on the trade routes as Balsam of Mecca. Even in doing this, the price was twice the weight in silver.
The visitor or monthly instructor 1836

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Reviewed by syphon79
5 out of 5 stars
May 16, 2018
Thank you so much for shipping the products so quickly! Looking forward to trying them out!
1772 Sultana Pomatum - Great For All Types Of Skin Problems- Historical Apothecary

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5 out of 5 stars
May 12, 2018
One of my favorite products ever. I use it on my face all the time for acne. I also use it on my boyfriends eczema and any skin irritations we have. To me it smells a lot like cream cheese frosting, he says it reminds him a bit of cinnamon rolls. Either way it smells absolutely amazing. Everyone should have a jar of this around. It’s helped everything I’ve used it on 💖
1772 Sultana Pomatum - Great For All Types Of Skin Problems- Historical Apothecary

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