An extract used in high grade perfumery.
When absolutes are created for a perfumer’s use, often, extra isolates and extractions are blended with it to enhance and stabilise the expected fragrance. Many of these extra ingredients may be natural ingredients and some may be synthetic isolates. We feel it is important to differentiate this group of absolutes as being of Perfume Quality but we make no statement about any therapeutic use as they are designed for fragrance only.
Aromatherapists looking for therapeutic action primarily, should continue to use the other oils listed in the Essential Oils sections.
Tilia Americana Flower Extract
The individual materials that make up Linden Blossom Absolute are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
No therapeutic skin benefits but it does add an amazing fragrance which can add value and desirability to high end products like anti aging serums, creams and lotions.
No direct hair care usage but when added to shampoos and hair conditioners, it makes the product smell very appealing with a high perceived value.
Try a small amount in a shampoo first as the hot water and steam will release the fragrance greatly.
Vaporise of use in an oil burner to fragrance a room.
It already smells like a complex perfume blend to start with so choose other florals or woody notes carefully to enhance the fragrance rather than overwhelm it.
The Lime tree has always been linked with Oak trees in the UK as they are often found growing next to each other. The legend goes back to the Ancient Greeks where they were the spitis of a couple of lovers.
In central europe, they were planted to keep witches away from the house and in Scandinavia, the trees were never cut down as it was believed that the the trees were the home of the spirits.