Lavandula Angustifolia - The Queen of Herbs

In Essentia's lavender farm you can find only the best sorts of Lavandula Angustifolia, or also known as True Lavender. 

Specifications of Lavandula Angustifolia (True Lavender)

It is an evergreen perennial plant that grows to a height of 40-60 cm and forms compact regular clumps. The lavender essential oil obtained from lavandula angustifolia is characterised by high levels of linalool and linalyl acetate. It has low contents of camphor which makes it so popular in the perfumery industry. Lavender essential oil has pale yellow color and intense floral-herbal scent. Lavandula angustifolia's essential oil is regarded as much higher quality lavender oil in comparison to the oils extracted from other species and lavender hybrids such as lavandin.

History and Origins of True Lavender

Lavandula Angustifolia or "True Lavender" has been cultivated in Bulgaria since the beginning of 20th century. It was used by Romans as a bath additive and in the Middle Ages as an ingredient in perfume and soap making. Since ancient times, lavender oil has been regarded as one of the most valuable essential oils. The name lavender comes from the latin verb lavare which means to clean or to wash. Lavender is known for more than 2500 years when it was used in Egypt for mummification process.

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil 

Lavender essential oil is anti-inflammatory, active against bacteria resistant to antibiotics; antimicrobial, analgesic, antioxidant and local anaestesic; antispasmodic effect; antiseptic agent for wounds, burns, insect bite; relaxing and sedative properties in aromatherapy; Lavender reduces sleep disturbance and improves well-being; approved by the European Medicine Agency as a herbal medicine to relieve stress and anxiety; Lavender oil is considered the best over the counter herbal remedy for mental disorders; excellent aroma, extensively used in perfumery, flavour and cosmetic industry.