INGREDIENT

Lime Tree Flower and Sweet Violet Leaf Decoction

Tilia europaea and Viola odorata

Soothing, cleansing and clearing
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The lime tree (also known as linden) is one of approximately thirty species of ornamental trees native to the Northern Hemisphere; it is a natural hybrid between two varieties. This spreading tree has dark and shiny, heart-shaped leaves with yellow to white flowers. These appear in midsummer.

Description

Description

Teas and decoctions of lime tree flowers have been used in folk medicine for indigestion and to treat colds, migraines, stress, panic and nervous tension. Lime tree flower decoction inhibits bacterial growth in the fresh face mask.

Listed in the German Pharmacopoeia, the lime tree flower contains flavonoids and other phytochemicals that may be behind the medical properties attributed to the plant. Linden flowers and leaves are mucilaginous, which makes them soothing when applied topically. The plant is also a natural astringent (which means it checks bleeding and constricts tissues).

We take dried lime tree flowers and leaves, and we add dried leaves from sweet violet – another mucilaginous herb - and put them all into boiling water to make our decoction.

Native to Europe and parts of Asia, Viola odorata is a hardy perennial with broad, heart-shaped leaves and small, fragrant flowers. It thrives in damp woodlands and other shady places. It’s popular as an ornamental plant around the world and commercially cultivated in France, Italy, China and Egypt.

The Celts used sweet violet blended with milk as a complexion-enhancing wash. Herbalists through the ages have attributed a number of benefits to the plant: it’s been used for coughs, colds, dizziness, insomnia and nervous exhaustion.

Violet leaf absolute is a popular note in perfumery.

We take dried lime tree flowers and leaves, and we add dried leaves from sweet violet – another mucilaginous herb - and put them all into boiling water to make our decoction.

We use lime tree flower and sweet violet leaf decoction in our BB Seaweed fresh face mask for its soothing, cleansing and clearing action.

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Fresh Face Mask
Soothe and nourish with fresh seaweed
AED 75.00
75g