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Lavender: Bulgarian Essential Oil


Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils of all time, and for good reason. It has a wide range of therapeutic uses in aromatherapy, which makes it a good essential oil to have on hand. Apart from its therapeutic actions it’s also well known as a scenting agent in many perfumes, potpourris, and other body care products.

Name of Oil:  Lavender (Bulgarian)

Latin Binomial:  Lavandula angustifolia

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Bulgaria

Scent Profile:  Floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous, sometimes slightly fruity

Parts used in distillation:  Flowers

Oil Characteristics:  Clear with a tinge of yellow, thin, medium intensity

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

Zodiac Signature Oil:  Virgo


Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Burns, healing of the skin, pain, inflammation, acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, boils, wounds, sunburn, sunstroke, muscular aches/pains, sciatica, rheumatism, arthritis, stress, sedative, stimulant, mental/emotional agitation, calms the mind, comforts feelings, alleviates fears, revives the spirit, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, migraine, PMS, menstrual pain, colds, flu, bronchitis, throat infection, catarrh, asthma, insect repellent and bug bites.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Calms the spirit, relieve irritability, nervous tension, relaxing, calming and meditation.


One of the main scents used in toilet waters and potpourris, recommended throughout history as a natural antiseptic

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, limonene, 1,8 cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol,lavendulyl acetate

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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