Lavender Bulgaria Essential Oil
Great for meditation and use for diffuser. You can blend with Frankincence Serrata and Palo Santo.
A full and rich lavender oil, wonderfully calming and uplifting.
½ fl oz (15 mL)
About Lavender Bulgaria Essential Oil
Lavender oil is the world’s best-selling essential oil and should be a staple in every family’s home. Lavender oil’s cooling, relaxing and uplifting effects have been cherished throughout the world for thousands of years. Lavender oil is revered in particular in folk traditions for its profound ability to cool an overheated body. When used regularly, it reduces feelings of anger, agitation and insecurity. You will be hard pressed to find an oil that has put more smiles on people’s faces!
Lavender essential oil gives luster to the skin, balance to the body and happiness to the mind. For today’s fast-paced modern lifestyle, lavender oil is one of our greatest treasures: a quick drop on the hands with a deep inhalation can help to relax the worried or agitated mind. If you have children, lavender oil is a must. Use it in your home diffuser while the kids are playing or place a drop in their hands for direct palm inhalation before they leave the house for school. Diffuse this beautiful, high-quality lavender oil while they sleep – our diffusers make a perfect nightlight!
Lavender Bulgaria Essential Oil Profile
Organically cultivated in Bulgaria, this oil is a blend of four different lavender varieties. Full and rich in its aromatic profile, it is ideally suited for therapeutic applications and perfumery purposes alike.
Lavender Bulgaria Essential Oil Recipes
- Deep Rest: 4 drops lavender, 2 drops Roman chamomile and 1 drop cedarwood. Add to a massage oil or to your diffuser.
- Feel Better Massage Blend: 4 drops mandarin, 2 drops grapefruit, 2 drops lavender and 2 drops Roman chamomile. Add to 15 mL of marula oil and massage into skin.
- Gentlest Aromatic Bath (for all ages): 2 drops lavender, 2 drops Roman chamomile. Add to warm bathwater.
- Skin Repair Blend: 4 drops lavender, 4 drops helichrysum and 2 drops rose in 15 mL of aloe vera gel. May also be applied neat.
Ayurvedic Wisdom for Lavender Essential Oil
According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, lavender essential oil decreases problems caused by Vata, Pitta and Kapha (the biological forces of wind, fire and phlegm). By balancing “wind”, lavender oil will assist in slowing down the overly active mind and will support tranquility and peacefulness. By balancing “fire”, lavender oil will decrease excess heat in the body and mind and will support clarity and brightness of presence. By balancing “phlegm”, lavender oil helps to lighten tendencies toward sluggishness, complacency and melancholy. Lavender is generally mood-uplifting and supports heightened energy.
Interesting Lavender Essential Oil Information
Modern aromatherapy as we know it owes its success in large part to the lavender plant. Though plants and essential oils have been used therapeutically for millennia, the term “aromatherapy” was not coined until 1937 by French chemist and perfumer, Rene Maurice Gattefosse. After burning himself badly in his laboratory, Gattefosse instinctively plunged his burned hand into the first available liquid compound, which happened to be lavender essential oil. According to Gattefosse, it not only immediately eased his pain but also helped heal his hand without any sign of infection or scar. Gattefosse was not a believer in the natural health movement per se, but this experience caused him to be interested in the therapeutic properties of essential oils.
It is commonly believed that the word lavender comes from the Latin word “lavare”, meaning “to wash”, because the Romans routinely used lavender in perfumed oils for bathing. In The Story of Lavender, however, author Sally Festing states that the word lavender most certainly did not come from “lavare”, but from “livendula”, which is Latin for “livid” or “bluish”.
Thought to have been originally cultivated in Arabia, lavender may have been carried by Greek traders to the islands off the southern coast of France as early as 600 BC. Lavender’s native range now extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, southern Europe and the Mediterranean and into certain regions of the Middle East and India. Though native to the Mediterranean region, it is now cultivated on every continent. True lavender grows at high altitudes above 2,000 ft.
Beginning with ancient Persians, lavender has been used in many cultures in bathing rituals for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks used the herb to treat throat infections and to ease constipation. European herbalists employed it in hydrosol form as a head lice treatment. Lavender was grown in European herb gardens in the Middle Ages, and was said to “comfort the stomach and the soul.” The herb was also used in mummification processes in ancient Egypt, and was found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. A favorite for strewing on the floor as it releases a wonderful aroma when crushed underfoot, lavender is often used these days in toilet water, as an insecticide or in sachets to be placed amongst linens.
Lavender is the most popular, and therefore the most adulterated, of all essential oils. It is estimated that 90% of all products labeled “lavender essential oil” are either derived from another species such as lavandin, or are diluted, or are outright synthetic fabrications.