Galbanum Resin - Turkey

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Galbanum resin (Ferula galbaniflua) from Turkey has long been valued for its wonderfully complex green, spicy, woody, balsam-like fragrance.

It is gathered in the summer season by collecting the resin from the bulb, root and lower stem of the plant. According to Greek scholars galbanum originates in Syria, but has been used throughout the ages by the Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures as part of their incense ceremonies as well as medicinal practices. With the consistency of soft taffy, galbanum is used in many incense mixtures, including “God’s Smile”, the incense blend which is based on the recipe in the Book of Exodus. It also provides the “green” note in many perfumes.

As with many other resins, woods and botanicals, it has suffered decades of exploitation and over-harvesting, and efforts are underway to replenish the ancient resource by countries that produce and export galbanum.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.


  • 5
    Galbanum Resin (Ferula)

    Posted by C Fields on Nov 22nd 2022

    The product met standards as expected. Question: How do I stop it from sticking to my fingers. It seems so much of it gets wasted/stuck to the plastic.


  • 5

    Posted by Brittany on Jul 21st 2021

    Such an interesting product and lovely smell. I can't wait to use it in my rituals.

  • 5
    Galbanum Resin

    Posted by Jason on May 9th 2021

    I needed galbanum resin for some spiritual work I'm doing and couldn't find any on Amazon. I found Scents of Earth through a Google search. I'm always apprehensive about ordering things through sites other than Amazon because you never know if you'll have a good experience. It was great! Reasonably priced, fast shipping, packaged nicely. All good stuff - highly recommend!

  • 5
    Galbanum resin

    Posted by Jason Ksepka on Apr 25th 2021

    This is the first time I have ever smelled real galbanum resin. I was very excited and this resin has lived up to my expectations. I have just received it and so have not used it yet. But I anticipate it making a lovely ingredient to incense.
    The smell of this resin is very earthy and green with a persistent medicinal note. It appears to be very fresh and high quality. It is clean and no unpleasant odors indicating oxidation. Fantastic product. I am looking forward to my next order with Scents of The Earth

  • 5
    Wonderful Smell

    Posted by Phil on Aug 2nd 2019

    This is a great smelling resin and goes well with frankincense and myrrh in my opinion. It can be a bit tough to handle since it is sticky, but it is totally worth the effort to get it on the coal. I recommend freezing and refrigerating it, then it becomes quite easy to work with.

  • 5

    Posted by Hank Be on Dec 16th 2018

    I am always stoked to see the perfectly packaged products that come from here. They are of the highest quality.