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Posted by Laura Anne Hutt, Apr 19 2011 9:13AM

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Galbanum Essential Oil

Recently posted re: Peripheral Neuropathy, had some feedback including the use of Galbanum oil but was warned of its topical use, for this complaint, as it can create a severe burning sensation in the extremities. Can anyone advise on this?
Mai Brain
May 9 2011 9:20AM
From Julia Lawless's book Encyclopedia of essential oils, it says safety data: non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Blends well with hyacinth, violet, nacissus, lavender, geranium, oakmoss, opopanax, pine, fir, styrax and oriental bases. Principal consituents: Pinene, cardinol, cadinene and myrcene among others. Perhaps because it is a resin and a terpene it needs a milder essential oil such as lavender to compliment it and use it is a lower concentration, I have not used it myself but I hope this info helps in some way.
Laura Anne Hutt
May 10 2011 9:13AM
Thank you Mai
A helpful response. I am receiving a fairly positive result with this particular client, however, I think it will be a long process>

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