Galbanum Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-G02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £7.75
Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua) has been used since ancient times. Galbanum is mentioned in the Bible as one of the sweet spices used to make Holy Incense. It was also used by ancient Egyptians and Romans as an incense, embalming agent and for cosmetic and perfumery purposes. Traditional Eastern medicine used Galbanum to treat skin problems, wounds, digestive problems, respiratory problems and inflammation.
Galbanum is a tall, perennial herb with small flowers and shiny leaves. It is native to Middle Eastern countries, such as Iran and Afghanistan. The plant exudes a gum resin which is released when the base of the stem is cut. Galbanum essential oil is then steam distilled from the resin.
The aroma of Galbanum essential oil is unique, a bit overpowering but like other intense essential oils it tends to grow on you. Galbanum is used extensively in the perfumery industry as a fixative and also to add ‘green’ notes to fragrances. Although it is not commonly used in today’s aromatherapy, Galbanum does also have some useful therapeutic properties.
- Species: Ferula galbaniflua
- Plant family: Apiaceae
- Origin: France
- Note: Top
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Do not apply neat or blended to young skin, open wounds or cuts as it can be a skin irritant. Avoid in pregnancy.
Galbanum essential oil has a detoxifying and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It is beneficial for skin inflammation, scar tissue, acne, cuts and mature skin and wrinkles. It can also be used as an insecticide to keep away mosquitoes and an anti-parasitic to help keep away human and pet parasites such as head lice, fleas and bed bugs
The fresh earthy and woody aroma of Galbanum brings pleasure to mind and soul. It can be used in aromatherapy to help treat stress, shock, trauma and depression
Galbanum oil helps to stimulate the circulation. It can be beneficial for arthritis, rheumatism, joint and muscle pain and muscle spasm. Galbanum is also known as an effective decongestant and is of benefit to coughs, colds and bronchitis
Blends well with:
Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit and Rose