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Quick Overview

galbanumThis CO2 distilled essential oil from Galbanum resin, from shrubs grown in Iran. Galbanum essential oil has a powerful green, leaf-like and woody, pine needle / balsamic undertone. We have found many of the steam distilled varieties to be challenging, while this CO2 distillation brings out a smooth, full and rich aroma.

Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua

Also known as the Galbanum gum tree, Galbanum is actually a perennial shrub in the Umbelliferae family (along with Fennel, Aniseed, and Angelica). Native to the Middle East and western Asia, it is now more commonly cultivated in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

The resin is extracted through by making small incisions in the bark at the base of the plant, much in the same way Frankincense and Myrrh is harvested. The droplets of resin dry into hard, walnut-sized brown exudates that are collected and distilled into essential oil.

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Oleoresin or gum

Country of Origin: France or Turkey

Cultivation Method: Certified Organic

galbanumBlends Well With: Fir, Geranium, Lavender, (All Floral Oils), Oakmoss Absolute, Frankincense, Pine and Balsam.

Scent: Weed, green and fatty, musty with a bit of fruit

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.

About the Oil

This Galbanum essential oil is pale yellow in color, sourced from the resin of organically cultivated Iranian Galbanum and distilled using C02. The C02 process allows more of the molecular structure to remain intact; it involves no heat and requires only one state change (from solid to liquid, rather than becoming gaseous then a liquid). Resins used for medicinal-grade oils (Frankincense, Myrrh) should be distilled in this manner to retain the full spectrum of beneficial properties.

Aromatherapy Notes

This oil has an intense green, pine, turpentine-like middle notes with tangy balsamic and deeply wooded undertones. The CO2 distillation process smooths out of the aroma and presents its complexity.

It acts well as a strong base note and blends well with Hyacinth, Violet, Narcissus, Lavender, Geranium, Oakmoss, Pine, and Fir.

Traditional Uses

Galbanum resin was used as a part of 'holy' incense (mentioned in Exodus), and included in ancient Egyptian cosmetic and embalming preparations.

Eastern medicine uses Galbanum for healing wounds, inflammations, respiratory and digestive complaints.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Cicatrisant, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Restorative.


Galbanum essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing when used in proper proportions.

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