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Lavender Essential Oil
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Olfactive Description: Floral, Herbaceous, Camphorous

Rich and beautiful, Lavender (Bulgarian) is an aromatic floral essential oil steam distilled from the stems and flowers of certified Bulgarian lavender. Lavender sourced from this region is known for its deeper, more fixative scent and has a more heady, multidimensional aroma than its French counterpart.

We’ve tested this essential oil in a variety of products and recommend Lavender (Bulgarian) essential oil for use in reed diffusers, candles, wax melts, and tarts. It performs beautifully in bath and body products like soap and lotion.

Candle Maker’s Notes:
We’ve found that this essential oil has a strong hot throw in candles with a lovely, aromatic burn. It rates three leaves out of three on our soy performance scale, making it one of our top essential oils for candle making.

Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Orange (Sweet), Amyris

Fragrance Wheel Family: Aromatic

Vibe Check: Calming, Soothing, Relaxing

Suggested Colors: Lavender, Purple

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.

Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.


Botanical Name
Lavandula Angustifolia
Certified Origin
Plant Part
Stems and Flowers
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
Soy Performance
3 of 3

Recommended Applications

This product is Candle Safe usage: 3.0% - 6.0%
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 1.0% - 6.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.5% - 2.0%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: 5.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: 15.0% - 20.0%
This product is Diffuser Base Compatible up to 25.0%
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 115ºF
Oil temperature 115ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This oil was slow to reach a light trace and held the light trace for a long time. We continued stick blending to a medium trace. The batter poured smoothly into the mold and did not thicken. After 24 hours, the scent was strong, there was no discoloration, and no sign of the soap going into a gel phase. After 30 days there was no discoloration and the scent remained strong. We did find that after 60 days, the scent faded slightly.

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