Historical kyphi from Dioscoride

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Raisin, Miel, Vin, genièvre, résine, roseaux, myrrhe

Mixture of incense composed of plants and resin, according to a recipe of Antiquity.

- Is burnt on burning coal.
- Proposed in a package of 10 hand-shaped pellets.
- Packed in an airtight, recyclable plastic container
- Presented in sachets, each lozenge packed individually.
- This product is not food.

Each of the perfumes of Cleopatra's Labo is a historical perfume from Antiquity. It is not an imaginary creation: it is always born first of my research, then carried out by hand to the nearest of the original recipe, that is to say with plants, resins or bark without any addition Of essential oils.

Preparing a Kyphi is a very long process, requiring several days of preparation and several days of ripening during which the product still gains in density and aromas.

The Kyphi was the sacred incense of the ancient Egyptians. But unlike the other incense, its functions were manifold: burnt, it cleansed the air, constituted an offering to the gods, but it could also be consumed as medicine or even flavored wine. The Kyphi was thus a panacea, a product that had sufficiently marked the whole of Antiquity to find the recipe in many places of the ancient world and at different times. However, it is never quite the same recipe that one finds, although one can recognize it to some common ingredients that form the basis of this incense historical and unique.
The kyphi was burnt at nightfall, so it is an incense in the evening.

The Dioscoride recipe is precise, but unlike other recipes, it is not very generous in aromatic ingredients, certainly because the doctor favored its healing properties and not its qualities of incense. It is nevertheless a pleasant incense which will make you discover the Egyptian conception of medicine and perfume, a conception that had spread over the centuries throughout the Greco-Roman world and beyond.

Of all the perfumes of antiquity, kyphi really has a status apart. Use it to soothe yourself, to harmonize with the evening energies, especially if you feel in tune with the Egyptian culture. If you show devotion to an ancient deity of the Egyptian pantheon, kyphi is just right for you!

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