Lavender (Bulgarian) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Lavandula angustifolia
Country of Origin:
Bulgaria
Plant Part:
Flower
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Ester
N/A
Monoterpenol
N/A
Monoterpene
N/A
Primary Constituents
linalool
33.93%
linalyl acetate
32.50%
sabinene
4.65%
beta farnesene
4.45%
lavendulol acetate
4.01%
  • 8oz -
    $136.08
  • 16oz -
    $255.60
  • 1Kg -
    $462.78
  • Sample -
    $0.99

Wholesale Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil

100% pure Certified Organic Lavender essential oil from Bulgaria. We're offering this as a highly-therapeutic, low cost alternative to the French Lavenders. We've just received this year's distillation, and it is exceptional, beginning to match the aromas of the French lavenders. This Certified Organic distiller, who also produces a wonderful Certified Organic Rose Otto, has done a fantastic job with this oil. Highly recommended! Our Organic Bulgarian Lavender Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE OIL

This lovely Bulgarian Lavender has a slightly deeper overall aroma and is somewhat more herbaceous in tone than the French varieties. Only minor variations in the chemical profile of the oil are produced by variations in the growing environment. The lower altitudes of the entire production process produce a wonderfully deep and herbaceous aroma, where the very highest notes found in the French oils are not as pronounced. If you are partial to French lavenders, we do offer a wild-grown French Lavender as well. You can also try samples of both to determine which is the ideal oil for your purposes. We find the difference is most noticeable when inhaling directly from the bottle and is almost non-existent once applied to skin, bedding (for sleep enhancement), or blends. The lower cost makes this a fantastic choice for your skin and hair care creations or for any topically applied therapeutic preparation containing lavender. Lavender essential oil helps return the balance to our physiology. This is why you'll find 0.5 to 1% lavender essential oil in so many skin care recipes.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Lavender oil has a soft floral top note with hints of anise, a sweet, resinous middle note and lightly wooded and earthy undertones. Synergistic blending companions include: citrus oils, such as Bergamot and Lemon, floral oils like Geranium and Ylang Ylang, as well as Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Vetiver and Peppermint.

Traditional Uses

Use in a diffuser, wear just a drop or two on your wrists, or add to laundry for a lucious, fresh and relaxing scent on sheets, towels, or clothing. Lavender is the most popular essential oil used in aromatherapy because of its very wide array of uses. In addition to the physiological and neurological calming effects and the balancing effects in beauty care, lavender is a highly regarded wound healer. The familiar, sweet aroma rendered it to be known as the 'nose herb' in ancient times. Lavender has been used for centuries as a calming, yet reviving, oil and commonly added to linen as a sleep aid, as a flavoring agent for water or alcoholic beverages and in baths, massage oils, and tonics to relieve stress-related ailments.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Antiphlogistic, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Carminative, Cordial, Decongestant, Deodorant, Diuretic, Restorative, Sedative
  • Beneficial for skin inflammation and burns
  • “a compassionate herb of the highest order” that relieves “pain, infection, inflammation, distress, agitation, and acute injuries of everyday life”

From Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice2:

  • Sedative, calming, and mood-enhancing activity
  • Useful as an analgesic for massages on sore muscles or skin irritation
  • Has dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects

Lavender in Research

Lavender was traditionally used for its antibacterial activity but has more recently been of interest in aromatherapy for its stress relieving and relaxing properties. Research confirms that lavender has great potential in these areas and in other therapeutic applications. Studies have reported that lavender has anti-inflammatory3, pain-blocking3, agitation relieving4, antidepressant5, anti-mutation6, anti-anxiety7,8, memory supporting9, and anti-insomnia activities10.

  • A study in rats and mice showed that lavender essential oil exhibits significant protection against inflammation and significantly reduces the sensitivity of pain receptors.3
  • Inhalation of lavender essential oil over a 3-week period significantly improved the agitation behavior scores and other dementia-related behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia.4
  • A 4-week double-blind, randomized trial reported that a daily lavender tincture in combination with a traditional antidepressant medication was significantly more effective in treating patients with mild to moderate depression than the antidepressant medication alone.5
  • Lavender was found to have protective activity against mutations in vitro.6
  • A study in gerbils found that inhalation of lavender over a 2-week period resulted in decreased anxiety-related behavior similar to the effect of diazepam, a traditional anxiety drug.7
  • A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical study investigated the effects of a pill containing 80 milligrams of a Lavender essential oil formula for reducing anxiety and improving sleep. Participants who took one pill daily for 10 weeks showed improved sleep quality, reduced anxiety, and self-reported overall perception of health and well-being.8
  • A study in rats showed that injections of lavender extract significantly improved spatial memory compared to the control group and also reduced the cognitive impairment of rats with induced Alzheimer's disorder.9
  • Lavender inhalation for 20 minutes before bed twice a week for 12 weeks resulted in a significant improvement in self-reported sleep quality and time to fall asleep in middle-aged women diagnosed with insomnia.10

Application and Use

Safety

A gently non-toxic oil, Lavender is also a non-irritant and non-sensitizing if used in the correct proportions. During pregnancy, please consult a physician prior to use.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace, and David Pirie. Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice. Singing Dragon, 2012.

3 Da Silva, Gabriela L., et al. “Antioxidant, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Lavender Essential Oil.” Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciências, vol. 87, no. 2 suppl, Aug. 2015, pp. 1397–1408., doi:10.1590/0001-3765201520150056.

4 Lin, Pamela Wan-Ki, et al. “Efficacy of Aromatherapy (Lavandula Angustifolia) as an Intervention for Agitated Behaviours in Chinese Older Persons with Dementia: a Cross-over Randomized Trial.” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 22, no. 5, 7 Mar. 2007, pp. 405–410., doi:10.1002/gps.1688.

5 Akhondzadeh, Shahin, et al. “Comparison of Lavandula Angustifolia Mill. Tincture and Imipramine in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Depression: A Double-Blind, Randomized Trial.” Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 27, no. 1, Feb. 2003, pp. 123–127., doi:10.1016/s0278-5846(02)00342-1.

6 Evandri, M.G., et al. “The Antimutagenic Activity of Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil in the Bacterial Reverse Mutation Assay.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 43, no. 9, Sept. 2005, pp. 1381–1387., doi:10.1016/j.fct.2005.03.013.

7 Bradley, B F, et al. “Anxiolytic Effects of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Odour on the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones Unguiculatus) Elevated plus-Maze.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 111, no. 3, 22 May 2007, pp. 517–525., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2006.12.021

8 Kasper, Siegfried, et al. “Silexan, an Orally Administered Lavandula Oil Preparation, Is Effective in the Treatment of 'Subsyndromal' Anxiety Disorder: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial.” International Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 25, no. 5, 2010, pp. 277–287., doi:10.1097/yic.0b013e32833b3242.

9 Soheili, Masoud, et al. “Aqueous Extract of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Improves the Spatial Performance of a Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Neuroscience Bulletin, vol. 27, no. 2, 1 Apr. 2011, pp. 99–106., doi:10.1007/s12264-011-1149-7.

10 Chien, Li-Wei, et al. “The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, 2012, pp. 1–8., doi:10.1155/2012/740813.