Oil Summary: Galbanum essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the Galbanum plant. First the resin is obtained from the stems of the plant, then it is steam distilled to produce the essential oil. These plants were native to ancient Persia; present day Iran. Galbanum, in general, has been used since biblical times and is even mentioned in the Bible. Ancient civilizations, from the Egyptians to the Persians, used it commonly as incense in their holy temples. The incense created an aura of healing and warded off infection. Soon, the resin from Galbanum plants was considered to have medicinal properties and the rest is history! Today, there is a long list of medicinal benefits to Galbanum essential oil. It is also used in aromatherapy to bring about calmness and increase relaxation during meditation. A top note in perfumery, it is a great addition to blends that are intended for meditation.
Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Type: Conventional – Resinous
Plant Part: Resin-Stems
Odor and Color: Clear, with a slight tint of yellow; Earthy, woody, balsamic and green.
Contraindication: Avoid use if you are pregnant, and practice caution if you suffer from severe allergies.
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