Tilia or the Linden from which this Linden Blossom Absolute Oil is extracted is a large tree with heart shaped leaves and yellow-white flowers. In the UK and the US it is more often know as the Lime Tree. The oil obtained from its leaves and, in this case and the most treasured, just the flowers, is astringent, tonic, relaxing, stress releasing and helps calm the mind.
It is a native of the temperate northern hemisphere. In America it is sometimes known as Basswood. The flowers are hermaphrodite and have both male and female attributes.
Traditional Uses for Linden Blossom Absolute Oil:-
Used mostly in perfumes, skin fresheners, moisturisers, cold creams and shampoos.
The flowers of the tree whilst not at all spectauclar are abundant and very fragrant and honey made by bees feeding on the nectar from the flowers is highly valued.
Linden Blossom Absolute Oil Blends well with:-
Mandarin, Tangerine, Lavender, Rose, Labdanum, Cedarwood.
In Greek legend, Philyra, a nymph was so devastated at giving birth to a centaur that she begged the Greek gods not to leave her amongst mortals. She was transformed into a Linden tree.
The name Lime, used mainly in the British Isles for the tree is a corruption of the Middle English Lind from which Linden meaning “wooden” is derived.