Kyphi Galilee is a contemporary interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Kyphi recipes, using local ingredients. In addition to the traditional resins that make Kyphi such a soothing balm for the soul, vibrant vegetation and unusual botanicals were used: wild herbs such as myrtle and bay leaves, water mint, sage blossoms, fig leaves and fig wood, vitex berries and many more. The result is a very lively green yet soothingly sweet kyphi that has the life-giving energy of a river lush with vegetation.
The majority of the ingredients were organically grown in my own garden, or wild-crafted. Each raw material was ground separately, then they are all compounded together in a mixture of myrtle and arbutus berries (which were used in lieu of the traditional raisins) soaked in local wine and wild honey. This not only binds together the ingredients but also creates an alchemical process that truly transforms the aroma of the incense and creates a heavenly smoke when burnt on a charcoal. It can also be used by placing on an aromatherapy diffuser (place on a piece of aluminum foil to prevent it from sticking to your diffuser).