LAVENDER – Bulgaria
Revered as one of the most popular – and versatile – essential oils through time immemorial, lavender is as evocative as scents get. Inhale comfort, calm, relaxation. Lavender is rich in tradition as a folk remedy. Over centuries, scientists and physicians have relied on this earth element as an analgesic, an insect repellent, a perfume for fabrics, a cocktail mixer, even a deodorant, and so much more. Bulgaria is home to the world’s most abundant lavender, which carries more than 100 principal constituents. While the entire plant is aromatic, steam distillation derives the essential oil from the fresh flowering tops.