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