Bulgaria is home to the largest growing area in the world for lavender oil, producing each year between 100 MT-130 MT (depending mainly on climatic conditions).
Distilled from the plant flower spikes, lavender oil is one of the world's most traditional essential oils frequently used in fragrances and aromatherapy, despite little evidence proving its therapeutic values.
Ultra International B.V. offers the highest grade of Bulgarian lavender oil which boasts a lavandulyl acetate content on average around 4% (industry average is 2%). To achieve this we hand select the plants from certain growing partners in Bulgaria to ensure we are able to offer our clients this premium oil each season.
Harvesting usually begins during the first two weeks of July and the season lasts around 2 weeks.
The average normal production of lavender oil in Bulgaria is around 300 MT. This year has seen a significant increase in both acreage as well as the volumes of oil extracted. Lavender has fared well with a robust crop production this year. Consequently, prices have taken a sharp fall by almost 40% of last year. At present, Bulgaria boasts more than adequate stocks of lavender oil at the farm level. On the market front, there are varied oils of differing qualities and prices are being quoted depending on the quality of the oil. With lavandin oil commanding much higher prices, the market hopes to mobilise the surplus stock, since it is being offered at more attractive prices. However, a large portion of the surplus lavender too, is of inferior quality.
To ask us a fair quote for this product, please fill the following form: