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.
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation – Resin
Odor and appearance: Clear with a slight tint of yellow; Green, earthy, woody and balsamic
Country of Origin: France
Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
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