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 

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; Reduces sleep disturbance and improves well-being; approved by the European Medicine Agency as a herbal medicine to relieve stress and anxiety; considered the best over the counter herbal remedy for mental disorders; excellent aroma, extensively used in perfumery, flavour and cosmetic industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn more about how we help our Community

We work with farmers from underdeveloped rural regions in Bulgaria. Furthermore, for some of the cultivation processes of our lavender farm, we recruit people who belong to minorities. By giving them jobs at our lavender fields, we help them take care of their families. Our company offers them fair wages and rewards for extra hours. We contribute to converting the village, where our fields are based, into a vibrant place full of working people. Members of this community often rely on us to provide for their families. Our goal is to expand our operations and give more people opportunity to work. 

Learn more about how we handle our Finances

As young entrepreneurs, we are looking for different ways to finance our company. We are proud and grateful to share that we were awarded European funding for young farmers in the beginning of 2020. We will keep looking for opportunities for investment in order to buy the latest technology for agriculture and provide our customers with the best possible product. We are committed to utilise the financial support of the European Union in order to play our role in the development of a sustainable European community based on partnership and fair trade. 

Learn more about how we contribute to a Sustainable Agriculture

We are taking care of our lavender fields without harming other important members of the eco-system. Currently, we are in transition to legal bio farming and plan to make our lavender fields fully organic once they have reached the required age. We are not using harmful chemicals. In the early stages of root and stem development, we encouraged a steady growth through natural fertilisers.