Galbanum (ferula gumbosa) has a powerful, purifying earthy oil that is used on abscesses (Boils), productive coughs, flatulence, scar tissue and acne. Galbanum has restorative properties, enhancing the lungs, increasing energy and softening the skin. It preserves the skin and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The frequency and effectiveness of the oil is greatly accentuated when combined with frankincense and/or sandalwood. The odor is very strong with a high intensity of green and woody scents. The essential oil is steam distilled from a milky resin. Use sparingly. Dilute 1 drop in 1 cup of water or 3 tablespoons of carrier oil. Galbanum also combines well with Patchouli, Cabreuva, Cedarwood , Oakmoss, Bergamot and Oriental blends. The aroma overpowers florals and light scents.