Lavender technologyBulgarian Lavender oil is obtained by steam distillation of fresh lavender flowers.

Harvest season
Second half of June mid July.
Colour: light and pale to medium violet

 During that season lavender is harvested usually after 10.00a.m. when sun is already high and temperatures are also high. Lavender is not harvested during rainy or windy weather because quality and daily yield suffers greatly. Harvested lavender is driven to the distillery in bags or in free state.

Distillation process
The duration of distillation process is 1.5hrs. The distillation pressure is atmospheric.
The main components that take part for obtaining lavender oil are: fresh lavender flowers and steam. There are no additives or solvents used. After distillation is over (1.5hrs) lavender oil is then immediately drawn out from the Florentine vessel (oil separator). The obtained lavender is then put in a storage tank, separating oils that comes from different fields and villages.

Trade batches and storage
After lavender harvest is over on grounds of aroma and GC analysis trade batches are made. The finished product is then stored in tanks. Different tanks for different trade batches. Exports in metal drums or for small quantities in plastic drums for food industry with different volumes.

Contemporary stills are made of stainless steel and a lot of automatic controls are introduced and distillation technique – refined to the maximum in order to help the operator to reach the desired goal – high quality rose oil.

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