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Botanical Name: Lavandula
Plant Part: Flower Head
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: An evergreen woody
shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet
Color: Pale yellow with a tint of
Common Uses: Lavender Bulgarian is
credited with being an analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant,
antiphlogistic, 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.
Note: : Top . Lavender Bulgarian has
a slightly different note from Lavender French. A more full-bodied aroma
similar to fresh lavender flowers, but therapeutically has the same range of
properties as that of Lavender Population.
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: The rich
lavender-floral nature of this variety makes it 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.
Cautions: Non toxic, non irritant and
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