Galbanum essential oil - Ferula galbaniflua - France
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Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Plant Part: Resin
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.