Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
Bulgarian lavender is a species of the lavender family which is found in Bulgaria, a country in eastern Europe. The general air-humidity, regular precipitation and well-drained loamy soil makes for the perfect conditions for the cultivation of this plant.
Due to the weather conditions which are well-suited to growing this luxurious herb, mass-cultivation is quite easy in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is therefore one of the largest producers of lavender and lavender oil in the world.
Pure lavender essential oil is produced through steam distillation. This generates a greater amount of oil compared to other methods due to reduction of polar compound loss. Harvest of lavender blooms are typically around June every year.
The exact composition of lavender essential oil varies from species to species but consists primarily of mononterpeneoids and sesquiterpeneoids. Of these Linalool andlinalyl acetate dominate, with moderate levels of lavadulyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol and lavandulol.In all lavender oil typically contains many more than 100 compounds, although a great many of these are present at very low concentrations.
Lavender oil is one of those few natural ingredients you can look up to for getting rid of acne. The oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation.
Eczema can be a very embarrassing skin condition, and Lavender oil is used in its treatment.This is because Lavender oil has the ability to relieve itching and reduce the adverse effects of eczema. It also decongests the inflammed areas on the skin by adding moisture, thereby speeding the healing process. It is recommended that lavender be diluted in a carrier oil before using for this purpose.
The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender oil again play a key role here. The oil is greatly beneficial in healing the burns, and also helps treat the scars caused by them.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss in patches. Dry scalp massage with lavender essential oil helps in treating this condition as well as ensuring significant hair growth within a few months.
Lavender Oil helps in eliminating scalp damage, dandruff, and stimulates hair follicular growth.