Bulgaria is one of the biggest rose-oil producers in the world and a country that has been closely related to the beautiful flower for centuries. The Rose Valley is the area where the biggest rose plantations and the main rose-oil facilities are located.
But did you know that…
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.
In the last Bulgarian Culture corner for this year you will find some interesting facts about roses and lavender in Bulgaria. Here you can find some recipes using rose oil and here is a wonderful lavender farm you can visit.