Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)


Appearance  clear fluid  
Colour light yellow   
Odor specific of lavender, fresh, flowery   
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,879 to 0,888  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,4590 to 1,4630  
Optical rotation (20 °C), °C from -10,0 to -6,8  
Solubility in 75% ethanol (V/V) 1:2
Acid value, mg KOH/g not more than 1,0  
Ester value, mg KOH/g from 110,0 to 150,0  
Content of esters such as linalylacetate % from 38,5 to 52,5  

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %:  
Linalylacetate from 30,0 to 42,0
Linalool from 22,0 to 34,0
Cis β-ocimene from 3,0 to 9,0
Trans β-ocimene from 2,0 to 5,0
Terpinen-4-ol   from 2,0 to 5,0
Lavandulyl acetate from 2,0 to 5,0
1.8 cineole not more than 2,0
Limonene not more than 0,6
Camphor not more than 0,6
Lavandulol more than 0,3  


Therapeutic Properties: 
The therapeutic properties of lavender oil are antiseptic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.



As an indispensable part of any natural first-aid kit, lavender is high in antibacterial properties and is one of the only essential oils that is safe to use undiluted on the skin. When diffused, it creates a sense of calm, eases anxiety, and inspires confidence. It is safe to use on children and pets and lends a rich, heady, floral aroma that is prized in perfumery. However, there are many types of lavender essential oil, each with its own aromatics, medicinal, and emotional health benefits. The differences between lavender oils are based on the variety, species, and origins of the plant itself as well as how it is grown and processed.


Bulgarian lavender essential oil differs from other lavender oils in ways that are immediately noticeable – one of the first things you will discover is that its aroma is at once more pronounced and assertive. For this reason, Bulgarian lavender is preferred for use in perfumery – much more so than its English counterpart, which is higher in camphor and more medicinal in aroma. The therapeutic properties of Bulgarian lavender are amplified due to its high linalool and linalyl acetate content. These terpenes are widely known to reduce stress, fight inflammation, relieve depression, and realign the immune system, making it the number one choice for calming blends and for diffusing during meditation and massage. Linalool, in particular, is proven to reduce anxiety and combat seizures. It has the ability to reduce pain and lends a mild sedative effect, which why it is particularly helpful to diffuse in the bedroom if you have trouble falling asleep.


Bulgaria’s unique climate and soil types are particularly beneficial to growing quality lavender for essential oil. In fact, Bulgaria is known to be the source of the world’s finest lavender, yielding an essential oil that is as rich in beneficial medicinal properties as it is in aroma. The Black Sea provides a moderating climactic effect, and the Balkan Mountains provide much-needed protection from Siberian winter winds.


As of 2018, Bulgaria is the world’s number one producer of lavender for high-quality essential oils, having overtaken France in both cultivation and essential oil output. Recent advances include domestic plant propagation (as opposed to growing from seed), allowing Bulgarian lavender farmers to better control quality and make improvements where necessary. Improvement programs have successfully raised the flower yield as well as the quality and consistency of the product, emphasizing linalool and linalyl acetate content in particular. In conclusion, Bulgarian lavender essential oil is the superior choice, whether your interest is therapeutic, medicinal, or simply for its gorgeous scent.

* The aroma of Bulgarian lavender oil is more pronounced and assertive which makes it easily noticeable.

* The high linalool and linalyl content in Bulgarian lavender multiplies its therapeutic properties.

* Its terpenes can help in fighting inflammation, relieving depression, reducing stress, and realigning the immune system.

* Due to its soothing characteristics, the Bulgarian lavender oil is widely used as a diffusing and calming blend for massages & meditation.

* This oil reduces mild pains and offers a higher sedative effect while helping in combating seizures.

* For those having trouble in sleeping, Bulgarian lavender essential oil can be of great help.

* Bulgarian lavenders are the world’s finest lavenders that produce essential oil that is rich in medicinal properties as well as aroma.

* Various advances like the recent domestic plant propagation in Bulgaria keeps a check on the farmers to ensure only highest quality lavenders are harvested there.

* Discover the medicinal, emotional health, and therapeutic benefits of Bulgarian lavender essential oils by buying the highest quality oils from Alta Oils Ltd.