Linden Blossom Pure Absolute Oil (Origin: France)
£5.85 – £39.00 including VAT
Pure Linden Blossom Absolute Oil
Botanical Name – Tilia Vulgaris/Tilia Cordata
Origin – France
Part Used – The flowers
The Lime tree (genus Tilia and not related to the Lime fruit tree) is also known as a Linden Tree. It can grow 130 feet tall and lives on average 500 years. There is a Tilia cordata at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire England is said to be 2,000 years old. A 900-year-old Linden tree that was planted by Empress Cunigundi, wife of Henry II of Germany, stands at the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg.
Linden blossom flowers are useful in herbalism and when made into an absolute produces a unique natural perfume. It is a honey coloured oil with rich floral and citrus notes .
In Celtic times right up to the middle ages, the Linden tree was considered sacred and it was common for judicial cases to be heard while the court sat under a Linden tree as it was said to inspire fairness and justice.
Linden trees were planted by royal decree along many roads to ensure that the harvest of its flowers was plentiful, as it was used a lot for its medicinal properties.
In folklore, because of its heart-shaped leaves the Linden tree (tilleul) was dedicated to Venus, the goddess of love
Pure Absolute Oils or Essential Oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil before using on the skin. A patch test is recommended to see if your skin is sensitive to the product. If blending into creams, lotions, body butters etc, 1-2% maximum of the pure absolute oil or essential oil to 100% of the product is usually about right.
For External Cosmetic Use Only
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