Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Plant Part: Resin
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Galbanum is a large perennial herb with a smooth stem shiny leaflets and small flowers. Galbanum-yielding plants grow plentifully on the slopes of the mountain ranges of northern Iran. Galbanum oil is steam-distilled to yield a green, fruity-floral odor reminiscent of fine malt. The oil has a pine-like topnote which is less pronounced in the odor of the resinoid. The latter, in turn, has a more woody balsamic, conifer resinous character.
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.