Linden blossom is also known as lime blossom. Linden herbal tea is commonly drunk for its relaxing and digestive properties, and the fine honey is used in liqueurs. Linden blossom is an absolute, acquired by solvent extraction of the dried flowers.
Linden blossom has sweet, herbaceous, hay like top notes with green, dry, honeyed undertones. It blends well with citruses and florals, and also with frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh and verbena.
Linden blossom is wonderful for the nerves and has a deeply calming, sedative and tonic action. It promotes a profound relaxation, and is especially recommended when tiredness, stress or an over-active mind is preventing sleep. The lovely fragrance of linden blossom is soothing and, in tiny amounts, when blended with lavender, helps to relieve headaches, especially when these are caused by stress.
Use small amounts only; 1—2 drops in a bath or massage oil or in a mood perfume. Like ylang ylang, its scent can become cloying and overpowering if too much is used, or for too long or too often.