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LIME

Citrus aurantifolia essential oil contains antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, restorative and tonic properties. Lime essential oil is an effective aid in the treatment of acne, oily skin, and insect bites. It tones muscles, tissues, and the skin, as well as providing benefits to the body’s various systems, including the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, and excretory systems. This tonic effect helps retain youthfulness and prevent the manifestations of premature aging, such as hair loss, wrinkles, age spots, and muscle weakness. The aroma is uplifting and refreshing. ​On account of its antibacterial, and antiviral abilities, lime essential oil is useful in the treatment of colds, fevers, and infections. And as an anti-arthritic substance, it can reduce pain in the muscles and joints.A...

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ETHNOBOTANY

The exchange of plant knowledge is a fundamental pillar of the LINNÉ mission, and our commitment to sharing such knowledge is an homage to our namesake Carl Von Linné.Beyond establishing binomial nomenclature and the system of taxonomy, Swedish botanist, Carl Von Linné, published over 170 important scientific works in his lifetime. As a professor at Uppsala University, his popularity as a teacher was unprecedented. Though focused on teaching, plant studies, and the restoration of the university’s botanical garden, he additionally practiced medicine and was no less than the appointed physician to the Swedish Royal Family.Perhaps most inspiring, was his passion and reverence for ‘ethnobotany’. Although the term 'ethnobotany' was not coined until 1895, it is proposed that Linné was the...

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BOOKS: on Cooking, Ecology, Herbalism, Farming & Foraging

We’re often asked to suggest our favorite cookbooks. To not overwhelm you we’ve gathered a select edit and included some of our most beloved references on foraging, herbalism, farming and ecology as well. If you have additions we should consider, please add them in comments. In alphabetical order: Cooking: A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, David Tanis At Home in The Whole Food Kitchen, Amy Chaplin Change of Appetite, Diana Henry Cook Beautiful, Athena Calderone Cooking For Artist, Mina Stone Eating Out Loud, Eden Grinshpan Every Grain of Rice, Fuschia Dunlop Everything I Want to Eat, Jessica Koslow High Vibrational Beauty, Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy Diprima Morisse  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid Japanese Farm Food, Nancy Singleton...

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ROSE GERANIUM

The skin is a semi permeable membrane and what we put on it has the ability to not only penetrate the skin but also to enter the blood stream. At LINNÉ we see that as an opportunity, not a threat, and use ingredients that are as kind to our internal organs as they are to our skin.  One such ingredient is Pelargonium graveolens essential oil. Within our formulations we use a varietal known as , or “rose geranium”. As the name indicates it has a beautiful rose like smell, and thus has had great importance in the perfume industry where both flowers and leaves are distilled for its scent. Beyond pleasing aromatics, this varietal further provides a host of medicinal attributes....

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OLIVE LEAF

We incorporate organic olea europaea (OLIVE) leaf into PURIFY and REFRESH so to enjoy its myriad benefits. Olive leaf is known to provide excellent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activity. Olive leaf may help to reduce swelling, redness, and psoriasis, and can work to prevent against sun damage and dehydration. Olive leaf, owing to its content of secoiridoid oleuropein, is known to rapidly accelerate wound healing and research has demonstrated olive leaf’s potential to even protect against skin cancer.Beyond topical applications, long-term use of olive leaf as a preventive agent has shown to benefit people who are particularly susceptible to colds, viruses, and stress. Other benefits include normalisation of heart beat irregularities,diminished cravings, and reduced pain from hemorrhoids, toothaches, and chronically achy...

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