Linden Blossom

Latin name Tilia cordata, T europoea, T platyphyllos – Family species Tiliaceae

linden blossomLinden, called Lime Tree primarily in Britain although it does not produce fruit and is not related to the citrus fruit (Citrus aurantifolia), is also referred to as Lyne, Tillet, Tilia, and Tilea. Tilia cordata is known as Small-Leaved Lime or Little-Leaf Linden, Tilia platyphyllos as Large-Leaved Lime, and Tilia x europaea as Common Lime.

Adulterated or synthetic forms of linden oil are often sold — it is challenging to find in a pure, unadulterated form.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Greenish
Viscosity – Viscous
Scent – Sweet, floral, light, dry
Perfume Aroma – Middle / top note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – France, Britain, Netherlands
Extraction Method – Solvent extraction

Known Chemical Constituents


Applications and Uses

Somewhat used in aromatherapy applications, as well as sometimes being used in high-class perfumes.

Linden Blossom blends well with

Precautions / Contraindications

Watch out for synthetic or adulterated oils.
Specific safety data not available for linden blossom at this time.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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