How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Tilia odorata |
|Synonyms||T. Europa, Common lime, tillet|
|Origin||Europe, particularly France|
|Plant characteristics||A tall, graceful tree up to 30metres high with smooth bark, spreading branches and bright green, heart-shaped leaves. The yellow-white flowers grow in clusters and have a very powerful scent. |
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellow oil, often further thinned with alcohol, with a flowery, peachy aroma. |
|Traditional use||Linden tea has been drunk for centuries for indigestion, palpitations, nausea, hysteria and as a liver tonic.|
|Blends well with||Lavender, rosewood, lemon and bergamot|
|Cautions and comments||Beware of synthetics and copies. True Linden is hard to get and even then is usually thinned to make it useable. If natural alcohol is used this does not cause too much detriment to the therapeutic qualities. Not to be confused with Citrus aurantifolia (lime fruit). |
|Main chemical constituents||Esters (30%), Farnesol (35%), Terpenes (mainly undetermined).|