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Galbanum Essential Oil

Galbanum Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 10 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua

Main Constituents:
b-Pinene: 38.6%

Plant Part: Resin

Origin: France

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A viscous, colorless to pale olive yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Galbanum Essential Oil possesses an intensely fresh, green leafy odor with a dry, bark-like back note.

Blends With: Not known

Product Abstract: Indigenous to northern Iran, Galbanum is a small plant with the oil being distilled from the resin in the stems and roots. The plant was used for torches in ancient times, and it may have provided the torch with which Prometheus brought fire to humankind. It may also have been the 'green' incense used by the Egyptians, while the Hebrews used it in the Temple. In modern perfumery, it is considered to be the basis of the 'green' family of scents.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

NOTICE: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I love this oil. It smells like a damp forest after a fall rain. Damp, musty, green. I guess its my earth sign coming out but I adore it! I like to diffuse during rainy days and nights.

By: James, Hiawassee, Georgia
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2011

Rating: Star
This one stands alone and is without doubt one of my favorites. Will never, ever be without. Thank you again to NDA.

By: Julie, Watertown, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2009

Rating: Star
Mystic, green and incredibly intense, with notes of celery, parsley, incense, gasoline (seriously!) and black pepper; like a good chow mein, really! That sounds a little unpleasant, but this really does do remarkable things to the head and heart notes of heavier perfumes and is also an absolutely AMAZING oil for mature skins and those in need of gentler essential oils for sensitve skin care. I love this stuff!

By: Jourdain, Salinas, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2009

Rating: Star
This Galbanum has a wonderful scent. Intensely green, resinous, and spicy. Very grounding, another oil that is great for meditation blends. Great for skin problems, respiratory complaints, and adding uniqueness to perfumes.

By: Shane, Hampton, South Carolina
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2005

Rating: Star
Although a strong scent, it is very grounding. I would not want to be without this oil. it is very calming. Use with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage or on the bottom of the feet before bedtime for a full night sleep.

By: Anne, San Diego, California
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Aug-2006

Rating: Star
I used this under an acne treatment recommendation. Definitely helps to heal, but hasn't helped much in the preventative treatment of. And maybe I'm too new to this to consider the aroma, but no one in my home that has gotten a whiff is thrilled with it. It's very strong to us and I just can't seem to get used to it.

By: Vickie, Lincoln, Illinois
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Mar-2008

Rating: Star
So happy you finally got more in stock! This one is a bit different from other vendoes but I love that! This one is more green - fresher - piney as they say in the NOTE section above here. So if you are looking for what you have had before then try where you got it before - if you want a new spin on an old classic this is the one for you! I look forward to using it as it will give my perfumes an edge over what everyone is accustomed to!

By: Joely, Topeka, Kansas
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006

Rating: Star
This Galbanum (Ferula galbnifelua) is totally different in composition to the dramatically exotic one I normally use from Iran (ferula gummosa). Although is smells similar, when put on the skin, it changes too much for me to be able to use it in my Fragrance instead of the Iranian one. However, I would use it when I compound another Perfume! I would like to see the Galbanum from Iran (Ferula gummosa), included in the list because it is far superior in quality than this one.

By: Jefa, Calgary, Alberta
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
This is a very complex, interesting oil. It is very different in the bottle, than in the end product. I used a drop in massage oil and it adds a crisp note for me, that is almost inperceptable. Thank you for offering the 1/6 oz size so everyone can try this very unique oil.

By: Jessica, Plano, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jun-2006

Rating: Star
Excellent price for the value you get, this one is rarely stocked because of its price. It has many therapeutic uses such as; for Abscesses, acne, asthma, boils, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic coughs, cramp, cuts, flatulence, indigestion, inflammation, mature skin, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, poor circulation, rheumatism, scar tissue, skin toner, stress-related complaints, wrinkles, wounds. Worth it if you are a serious aromatherapist.

By: Candice, Sarasota, Florida
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006

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