Lavender Essential Oil (Bulgaria)
Active Ingredient: Linalool: 26%, Linalyl acetate: 22%
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: Lavender Bulgarian is an evergreen woody shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Properties of Lavender Bulgarian Essential Oil include analgesic, anti-convulsive, anti-depressant, anti-phlogistic, antirheumatic, antseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and as a diuretic. Herbalist regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes. Lavender is the essential oil most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties which will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring. The scent of Lavender is said to have a calming effect on the body and it can be used to reduce anxiety, stress and promote sleep. Lavender Bulgarian is a very therapeutic grade comparable in status to the better known Lavender Population. The different soil, temperature, precipitation, etc. contributes to some subtle changes in scent, the greatest advantage being for more sophisticated label claims.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clarysage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Tangerine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Lavender Bulgarian Essential has a rich lavender-floral scent which is somewhat fruitier, mellower and less camphoraceous than our Lavender 40/42. It smells more like fresh lavender.
History: Lavender is adapted to living in a dry climate and is native to the western half of the Mediterranean, reaching altitudes of up to 1800 meters. It is believed that the Romans and the Benedictine monks subsequently introduced it to rest of Europe.
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