GALBANUM ESSENTIAL OIL | Pure Plant Extract
Pure Ferula galbaniflua essential oil.
Galbanum is a storied herb. It is one of the sacred ingredients in the Old Testament incense mixture (Exodus 30:31). A galbanum-like ferula was used to make torches in antiquity and it is with such a torch that, according to Greek mythology, Prometheus brought fire to humanity. It was referred to as the “mother resin” and is highly treasured as a sacred substance by the ancient Egyptians. Both Hippocrates and Pliny refer to it as a medicine with extraordinary curative powers. It is extensively used in perfumery and is traditionally used as a stimulant, antiseptic, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory.
Galbanum essential oil is distilled from the resin collected from many Ferula species (big umbelliferous plants, in the same family as carrot) native to Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, etc. and has an intensely green, fresh-leafy odour with a dry-woody undertone of balsamic, a bark-like character, a pine-like top-note, and a woody-balsamic, soft-green tenacious undertone.
ASPECTS: sharp · fresh · green · citrus · resinous
APPEARANCE: colourless to pale-yellow, mobile liquid
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Turkey
PLANT PART: resin
Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper top that may have to be removed depending on the viscosity of the item selected. Please note that essential oils and absolutes vary widely in thickness and consistency.