Bulgarian lavender essential oil differs from other lavender oils in ways that are immediately noticeable – one of the first things you will discover is that its aroma is at once more pronounced and assertive. For this reason, Bulgarian lavender is preferred for use in perfumery – much more so than its English counterpart, which is higher in camphor and more medicinal in aroma.
The therapeutic properties of Bulgarian lavender are amplified due to its high linalool and linalyl acetate content. These terpenes are widely known to reduce stress, fight inflammation, relieve depression, and realign the immune system, making it the number one choice for calming blends and for diffusing during meditation and massage.
Linalool, in particular, is proven to reduce anxiety and combat seizures. It has the ability to reduce pain and lends a mild sedative effect, which why it is particularly helpful to diffuse in the bedroom if you have trouble falling asleep.