Lavender Essential Oil (Bulgarian)

Lavender Essential Oil (Bulgarian)
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Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Main Constituents:
Linalool: 28.47%
Linalyl acetate: 31.99%
Camphor: 0.24%

Plant Part: Flowers

Origin: Bulgaria

Processing Method: Steam Distillation

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender Bulgarian has a rich floral scent that is somewhat fruitier, mellower and less camphoraceous than Lavender 40/42, and smells more like fresh lavender.

Blends With: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.

Product Abstract: The Lavender plant is a woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, 'to wash'. Differences in soil, altitude and temperature, precipitation and seasons contribute to subtle changes in the scent from one lot of Lavender to another.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

NOTICE: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I absolutely love this oil! I use it in blends for stress and anxiety. It is also great in bath salts. It has a nice lavender scent and is not too overbearing.

By: Betsy, Sidney, Ohio
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Mar-2017


Rating: Star
Omg!!!! I am so in love with this lavender oil. I have used it in my melt and pour soap for this past Christmas to give to family and friends. The soap was a hit because my family was delighted with the scent. I will not purchase any other lavender scent as this will always be a staple for me. Thanks so much to NDA. I am ordering more.

By: Cordelia, Brooklyn, New York
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 21-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
This Lavender is AWESOME! I have tried several and will only purchase this one from now on, it has the most beautiful aroma and is equivalent to an extreamly high quality oil that I have been purchasing on a monthly basis. Hands down this is beautifully therapeutic lavender that I will continue to purchase and have on hand! 5 Stars, would give it more if I could...

By: Leslie, Lake Elsinore, California
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jul-2007


Rating: Star
I just received my order and I just love this lavender. So fresh and clean. I've bought lavender EO from many MANY brands and I'm really impressed with your selection. Many companies will offer a small selection of the same EO (not as many as yours) and will still send you a lavender 40/42 for every lavender, even though you ordered a Bulgarian or pop. Thank you for not taking your customers for granted and realizing we can tell the difference.

By: Heidi, Satellite Beach, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Feb-2015


Rating: Star
Lavender Bulgarian is lovely. I go back and forth between this one and Lavender Population. This one seems a TINY bit more camphoraceous than Pop. I adore Lavender and I think that all the different varieties have something pleasant to be appreciated. It is said that Lavender Essential Oil is the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils. It has so many useful purposes and is so versatile!

By: Emily, Martinez, California
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Jun-2012


Rating: Star
This & South African Lavender are my 'go to' Lavender's for CP, Bath & Body products. Wonderful quality from NDA...as always!

By: Tammi, Kent, Ohio
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Aug-2013


Rating: Star
I love this Bulgarian Lavender! I use the 40/42 in soaps, but use this lavender in leave on products. The difference between this and the 40/42 is that the Bulgarian Lavender has a very sweet scent. It's wonderful!

By: Somsanouk, Charlotte, North Carolina
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2012


Rating: Star
If you are looking for sweet fruity non medicinal lavender variety this is it! blends beautifully with cinnamon bark to create a very unique scent which is great in the diffuser

By: Robert, Prescot, California
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
I had not used Bulgarian Lavender before. This is the only one that my daughter responded to. It is wonderfully relaxing. Will definitly buy again. I am so pleased that I found ND because their oils are such high quality for an affordable price. Wish the shipping to my area not so high but still worth it.

By: Carolyn, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Mar-2013


Rating: Star
I haven't finished the first bottle of bulgarian lavender oil I ordered the other year from NDA, but the price drop and the effectiveness and therapeutic nature of the oil made me come back for another bottle. I had cut my finger a while back... pretty severely. I'm convinced the bulgarian lavender I've put on it has healed and improved the scarring. I also use it to relieve insect bites. It's an extremely healing oil. I love it and highly recommend it.

By: Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011


Rating: Star
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LAVENDER!!!! I only wish I bought the bigger size of this oil (that's how much I love it). I'll be buying more of this oil very soon! I LOVE NDA!!!

By: Dina, Turnersville, New Jersey
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
If there were 10 stars this Bulgarian would earn it. It is my favorite, of the lavenders, hands down. Perfect for blending, or as a stand alone. I've used it in CP, and numerous other body products along with aromatherapy. It has a rich, deep long lasting floral quality, with no camphor notes at all. NDA always has such wonderful varieties at reasonable costs, I've been buying from them for years (under my maiden name). If you are on the fence? Take the leap, you will not be sorry!

By: Sia, Sacramento, California
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 12-Sep-2013


Rating: Star
My favorite lavender. It is strong enough to last in CP soaps and other products without being overwhelming. It is the perfect blend of sweet, floral and herbal and a little goes a long way.

By: Nancy, Granby, Connecticut
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jul-2009


Rating: Star
This is one of my favorites, has a beautiful slightly sweet floral fragrance that holds up very well in my cold process and m&p soaps and it doesn't take much which is good since I think most lavender eo's are a little pricey...well worth it though.

By: Lisa, Pellston, Michigan
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008


Rating: Star
I've tried French and Spanish lavender oils before, and this one definitely smells a lot more fruiter. It's a sharp fruity floral aroma that stands out. It's too expensive to use in cold process soaps, so it's more ideal in blends or lotions. Use a less expensive variety of lavender in soaps, like Spike or Spanish. Also, the oil, like other lavender, is strong, so a little does go along way to calm nerves and anxieties. Perfect for almost any skin conditions. Lavender (of any sort) is good to have around.

By: Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011


Rating: Star
This is truly an exquisite oil. It is so pleasant, I defused some in our bedroom and my husband was very pleased. It was the first oil I defused where I got such a reaction from him. He has been under a lot of stress and I think it also helped him sleep. I will definitely buy more. Thank you New directions for giving us so many choices.

By: Elisabeth, Kensington, Maryland
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Nov-2006


Rating: Star
Very nice lavender - not too strong, very soft and minty. It worked great in a mask and my skin cleared up almost immediately. I also put it in the moisturizer base and put it on my (teething and very cranky) 7 month old and she is knocked out in minutes. THANK YOU!

By: Kristin, Shelby, North Carolina
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Sep-2009


Rating: Star
A very rich and complete Lavender of high therapeutic quality. Not too bitter or green, almost soft and powdery. Subtle differences in scent between the Bulgarian and the Mont Blanc (in my opinion) but well worth it to have both.

By: John, Brooklyn, New York
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Dec-2008


Rating: Star
A really beautiful, strong, true lavender. Great in CP soap.

By: Sonya, Hubley, Nova Scotia
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
THis could be my favorite lavender, great for therapy of all kinds, fresh scent. I like the orafice reducers on these 3.3 oz bottles. I wish you would offer them on the smaller bottles/vials you sell. I use Lavender for everything, headaches, sleep, anxiety, of course massage. I use it on my skin with tto for blackheads and acne. The bulgarian is balanced, affordable and therapeutic.

By: Kristal, Las Vegas, Nevada
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2008


Rating: Star
Definitely my favorite lavender that NDA carries. It has such a comforting and soothing scent and works well when I want to relax and go to sleep. And being that I am an insomniac... that says ALOT!

By: Miranda, Edmonton, Alberta
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This is my favorite lavender. More sweet and floral than many of the others, but still with a lovely herbal scent, so it's not too sweet.

By: Judith, Reisterstown, Maryland
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2006


Rating: Star
I've ordered three Lavenders from New Directions: Lavender French, Lavender 40/42 and Lavender Bulgarian. All three smell similar in the bottle, but in use each takes on a life of its own. Lavender Bulgarian is extremely floral and sweet with no herbaceous notes. Lavender French and Lavender Bulgarian are tied as my two favorite Lavender essential oils ever!

By: Karen, Spring Hill, Florida
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
It never fails to impress me how rich and full bodied this Bulgarian lavender is! Although I chose it for its therapeutic properties, I highly recommend it as an all-purpose lavender essential oil.

By: Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I am a retired sargeant major of artillery(Canada) and, since my retirement several years ago, I have had the greatest of difficulty sleeping. Over the years I have tried many different kinds, brands,strengths, and forms of lavender essences but never the Bulgarian (which I only found out about recently). It just arrived and for the first time in what seems to be ages, I have had a good night's sleep. The aroma seems stronger and more soporific than the French and seems heavier and more robust than the others I've tried.It's not Granny's lavender but could be Grandpa's.Thank you ND!

By: H., Vancouver, British Columbia
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This lavender smells close to bareme but to me smells more "flowery". I like this as much as the bareme.

By: Amanda, Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I purchased 3 different types: this, french and barreme. This one is still nice, but not my favourite of the 3. It smells like lavender, but not as lavender-y as the other 2. It has a hint of something else...a whiff of something like pine maybe? I can't put my finger on it, but it's definitely a forest smell. I love how new directions gives us so many choices to experience all the subtle differences in one plant variety!

By: Jason, Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I give this lavender four stars instead of five not on the basis of the quality of the oil, but on the basis of what scents please me. This is a nice lavender, but a bit sweeter and more aggressively floral than I prefer. Strong fragrance that will hold up well in a variety of applications, but would overpower weaker oils. This variety of lavender is probably best blended with the more intensely herbaceous EOs or strong florals that will not be overpowered by this oil's intensity. If you're looking for a more subdued lavender, try the French Lavender.

By: Amber, Ludlow, Kentucky
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jul-2007


Rating: Star
This is the best Lavender I've ever tried. Pricer than others but definitely worth the extra expense. This one's great in a diffuser, especially in my daughter's room when she has trouble sleeping. Makes a wonderful relaxation bath oil not to mention soaps. This holds extremely well in CP soap!

By: Annie, Hamilton, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
The finest Lavender I've ever used in soap making/body products. A very true this is what lavender should smell like EO

By: Kelli, Point Du Chene, New Brunswick
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I bought 100ml of this and gave some to everyone I knew that had problems sleeping at night! The smell is the closest thing to my mom's lavender in her garden at home, fresh, clean and very floral!

By: Jennifer, Ottawa, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This is one of my very favorite Lavenders as it is a bit sweeter than the others. A true lavender scent and as with all Lavenders a MUST HAVE in any aromatherapists' repetoire. This one is true and of higher frequency than others I've purchased, very pleased with it.

By: Candice, Sarasota, Florida
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006


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