Likely one of the most popular essential oils of all time, Lavender essential oil has an enchanting natural chemistry that exhilarates the mind and body. This 100% pure essential oil is commonly known for its calming properties and providing emotional support through lavender aromatherapy. From promoting restful sleep to helping your body's wounds heal with diluted topical application, Lavender- Bulgarian essential oil uses are many.
If you feel agitated, stressed, or having feelings of anxiety calmly inhaling Lavender’s rich and sweet-herbaceous aroma can melt away your worries. By offering balance, Lavender promotes restoration.
Although historical records don’t account for the exact moment Lavender’s many uses were discovered, it’s believed to have been cultivated in Arabia around 600 B.C. Lavender’s native range now extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean and into certain regions of the Middle East and India.
Edens Garden’s lavender plants are grown at high elevation and are also referred to as Bulgarian Lavender. The highest quality lavender grows at altitudes above 2,000 feet. Lavender is an evergreen plant that grows to about 3 feet and produces gorgeous lilac-colored flowers. To extract the oil, the flowers are put through a steam distillation process. Lavender-Bulgarian essential oil is a pure essential oil that you will not want to live without.
Not sure which Lavender oil is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences between Bulgarian vs French Lavender essential oil and more here!
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Type: Bulgarian High Altitude
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowers
Note: Middle – Top
Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Herbaceous, sweet, floral, fresh, and clean
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian), 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles. (1.7% dilution)
SKIN RELIEF: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 10 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian), 4 drops of Helichrysum, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 1 drop of Peppermint. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and fill with aloe vera. Shake to mix well. Apply to irritated areas to soothe conditions such as bites and burns. Re-apply 2-3 times a day or as needed. Shelf life: 1 week (1.7% dilution)
CHEER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian), 5 drops of Orange and 5 drops of Clary Sage. Or add 5-6 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian) to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MENTAL FATIGUE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian), 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Mandarin.
DRY, MATURE SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 4 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian), 1 drop of Carrot Seed, 4 drops of Frankincense (Frereana) and 3 drops of Helichrysum; fill with Jojoba oil. Apply to face, throat and the back of hands. (1% dilution)
BODY MIST: To a 4 ounce spray bottle add: 20 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian), 10 drops of Geranium, 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 5 drops of Orange, then fill with witch hazel and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well before spritzing on skin as desired. Shelf life: 1 week (1.7% dilution)
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