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    Plantation in central Bulgaria
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    Lavandula angustifolia
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    Plantations 2 weeks prior to harvest

Lavender Oil Bulgaria Lavandula angustifolia

  • Description

    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.

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
    • Origin: Bulgaria
    • Crop Season: July
    • Plant/part used: Flowering tops
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8000-28-0
    • EINECS CAS: 84776-65-8
    • EINECS: 283-994-0
    • INCI Name: Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil
    • Appearance: Slightly yellowish mobile liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Lavender, herbal, floral, sweet
    • Density: 0.875-0.888
    • Refractive index: 1.458-1.468
    • Optical rotation: -5º to -12º
    • Chemical constituents: Linalool, linalyl acetate, α-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis- and trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol and lavendulyl acetate
    • Fragrance usage: max. 16%
    • Flavour usage: max. 220 ppm
    • IFRA: Restricted by IFRA
    • Allergens: Contains fragrance allergens
  • Latest Market Information March 18, 2020

    Early field reports have brought to the forefront farmers’ reluctance to continue with the cultivation of lavender. If indications are anything to go by, most of the farmers will forego lavender and go ahead with other stable crops which promise better returns. The reason behind this is the extremely low prices commanded by inferior grade lavender oil that is flooding the markets now. Lavender is in excess, but there is an acute paucity of superior grade lavender oil. The new harvest is set to come in only by July. Till then it is impossible to procure good quality oil. The remaining grades of oil in the market are non-ISO and not up to the mark. Many are worried that this deficit could lead to prices shooting up after the fresh crop is available. It is advisable to book orders at the earliest if the quality is satisfactory since it is estimated that it will be a couple of years before lavender oil returns to its ideal price.

    Market price EURO 77.00 /kilo
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