Botanical source: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant part used: The flower
Origin: Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Production: Cultivated and certified organic
Extraction method: Steam distillation of the semi-dried flower spikes
Fragrance profile: Sweet-floral, rich herbaceous, with a hint of magnolia in the top notes and sweet wood in the base.
Fragrance energy: Herbaceous-green
Properties: Relaxing, cooling, harmonizing, refreshing
Chinese medicine function: To activate the Qi, nourish the Yin, clear heat and calm the spirit
Complementary blending: Bulgarian lavender blends widely and easily. Favorites include Bergamot, Blue tansy, Clary sage, Thyme linalool, Hyssop, Spike lavender, Marjoram, Geranium, Patchouli, Atlas cedarwood, Vetiver, and all citrus and floral oils in general.
For external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.
I was very impressed with the aroma and energetic properties of this Bulgarian lavender.
I've tried other lavenders and this one is completely unique, almost refreshing and invigorating rather than relaxing like other lavenders I've tried. I still get the other types (French is great) but this was really cooling.