Lavender Essential Oil Bulgarian
Lavender Essential Oil - 10ml/ .33 oz
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Parts Used: Flowering Tops
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, Slightly spicy, herbaceous, floral
Bulgaria produces one of, if not, the finest lavender in the world. Bulgarian lavender has sweeter and fruitier notes than American lavender and is considered one of the more premium versions of lavender. However, in the realm of premium lavenders, Bulgarian is less expensive than the French or High Alpine Lavender. Because of this, Bulgarian lavender is used widely in high quality cosmetic products.
Lavender is perhaps the most famous of all essential oils. It is said to have received its name from the Latin “lavare,” meaning “to wash,” because ancient Romans used the flowers to scent the water in their infamous bathhouses. Ironic, considering lavender went on to achieve arguably its greatest popularity during the Victorian age. It’s difficult to imagine two more different cultural attitudes regarding personal hygiene, appropriate dress, public sexual activity, etc.
Lavender is probably the most well-researched of all the essential oils, and while conclusions have been mixed, at least a few studies suggest the relaxing, sedative effects of lavender essential oil merit further research. One such study found the scent of lavender was soothing to mice injected with caffeine (we know what you’re thinking, we wanted to know where we could get one of those shots too).* A few others found aromatherapy with lavender reduced the use of painkillers after surgeries.** Finally, one study found that smelling lavender temporarily decreased blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, all associated with a decrease in fight-or-flight response, and that participants reported themselves as more relaxed than others in a control group.
1) Calms down mice injected with caffeine
2) Decreases amount of acetametaphin used after surgery http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165587613003479
3) Decreases the amount of painkillers needed after surgery
4) reduce agitation in elderly patients with dementia
5) impacts emotional state, brain activity, and autonomic nervous system
Keep out of reach of children and pets
Keep all oil bottles tightly closed, cool, and away from direct sunlight.
Do not place essential oils directly in the eyes, ears, or nose.
Dilute properly before topical applications.
Do not take orally without proper saftey precautions and the supervision of licensed physician or aromatherapist.
**Please consult your doctor before use, if you are pregnant or have any medical condition. Avoid getting product in eyes. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Individual results may vary.