• 5ml bottle of LVNEA's galbanum essential oil on black background
  • close up of yellow galbanum flowers

GALBANUM | Essential Oil

  • $17.00

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
APPEARANCEcolourless to pale-yellow, mobile liquid

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.

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe, or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Store in a cool and dry area.