Thyme Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Spain
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Latin Name:
Thymus vulgaris c.t. linalool
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: Thyme linalool is the most gentle of the Thymus vulgaris varieties, with potent antibacterial properties and a gentle nature. First and foremost, Thyme essential oil is one of the most powerful natural antimicrobial agents known. This linalool chemotype is the only Thyme Essential Oil considered safe for use with children.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

56

Chemical Families

Phenol
N/A
Monoterpenol
N/A
Monoterpene
N/A

Primary Constituents

thymol
32.69%
linalool
13.55%
4-terpineol
9.90%
alpha terpinene
9.22%
gamma terpinene
6.33%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Derived from the Greek word 'thumus' meaning 'courage', Thyme is a perennial evergreen shrub with small, stalky stems sprouting small, ovoid grey-green fragrant leaves and pale purple flowers. This linalool chemotype is reputedly the most gentle variety and is native to the sun-exposed Spanish hills and the rocky banks of the Mediterranean sea.

The essential oil is mainly located in small glands on the leaves and contains thymol, paracymene and linalool. It is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and flowering tops of French-grown Thyme plants.

ABOUT THE OIL

This excellent linalool chemotype from France is considered the safest of the common thyme varieties, Thymus vulgaris. We also offer "Benchmark" Thyme, distilled from 4 strains of Thymus zygis. The "Benchmark" Thyme is the more potent antimicrobial Thyme oil.

Thyme c.t. linalool is a wonderful Thyme oil for supporting the immune system. The oil has a calming effect, is anti-infectious, and can be used in the long term to support health. Use it for people who have allergies, get colds often, and are generally prone to getting sick. It is gentle and powerful, and can be used with children or adults.

OF INTEREST

Thyme is one of the earliest medicinal plants in Western herbal medicine.

Roman soldiers soaked in a bath infused with Thyme oil before battle to absorb it's physical healing and spiritually courageous properties.

The Middle Ages saw Thyme prescribed for a wide range of ailments including: paralysis, leprosy, body lice and as a general antimicrobial and antiviral tonic used externally and internally.

As time progressed, the uses of Thyme oil became more broad spectrum. It was employed in pre and post-surgical dressings, to prevent and kill the yellow fever virus (transmitted by mosquitoes) during WWI. More recently, it's antioxidant properties have been explored regarding natural food preservation.

Suggested Use

GENERAL

  • protects cells against oxidative damage
  • strengthens
  • enlivens

SKIN CARE

  • neutralizes microbes
  • neutralizes fungi
  • neutralizes parasites
  • detoxifies
  • purifies
  • helps heal burns and wounds
  • encourages cell regeneration
  • reduces scarring
  • minimizes stretch marks
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • stimulates the immune system
  • strengthens the immune system
  • neutralizes microbes
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • fortifies and stimulates the lungs
  • neutralizes microbes
  • quells coughs
  • detoxifies
  • purifies
  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • assists in the removal of uric acid from the body
  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling
  • relaxes cramping

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes intestinal worms
  • neutralizes microbes
  • neutralizes parasites
  • prevents infection
  • relaxes cramping
  • detoxifies
  • purifies
  • increases appetite
  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • quells nausea
  • eases bloating

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

  • stimulates the circulatory system
  • prevents infection
  • increases circulation
  • decreases listlessness
  • increases local blood circulation

GENITOURINARY SYSTEM

  • prevents infection
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • increases sexual desire
  • enhances sexual performance
  • promotes and regulates menstruation
  • relaxes cramping

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • stimulates the intellect
  • strengthens the nervous system
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension

ENERGETICS

  • Thyme increases Qi, stimulates and warms the lungs and dispels wind cold.
  • It also tonifies the yang Qi of the heart, strengthening the heartbeat and improving circulation.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

  • Thyme is energizing and helps to dispel despondency. The oil will restore morale at the deepest level and imbues spiritual fortitude and bodily vigor.
  • Thyme oil is particularly effective for people who are fatigued, depressed or lethargic. It is very useful during convalescence. It helps to revive and strengthen the body and mind and is reputed to stimulate the brain and improve memory, focus and concentration. It also stimulates circulation and may be used to raise low blood pressure. Additionally, Thyme oil may support the alleviation of chronic fatigue.
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
  • May be used in a nebulizing diffuser or a steam inhaler in small quantities (1–10 drops) for the immune, respiratory and psychologic benefits.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, liniment, skincare
  • Thyme oil is very effective in mouth wash.
  • For support of wound care, create a 5% dilution of Benchmark Thyme oil in Virgin Coconut or Tamanu Nut oil. Both of these carriers are thought to have antibacterial properties themselves, and may aid in healing wounds without scars. This blend can be applied under dressings, or once the would has healed enough, dressing may no longer be required.
  • An aqueous solution of 5% Thyme oil is able to kill typus bactillus, colon bactillus, staphylococcus and streptococcusin a matter of minutes.
  • Blend with Myrtle essential oil to calm spasmodic coughing
Aromatherapy Details

This Thyme essential oil has a bright lemon and eucalyptus-like top note followed by a musty, mossy, herbaceous middle note and slightly balsamic, woody undertones.

Thyme essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Cedarwood, Oregano and Rosemary Oil.

Safety

Generally non-toxic, Thyme oil is irritating to the skin. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

Avoid if pregnant. Avoid if you have high blood pressure.

Thyme oil should always be diluted for any application: 1% or less in carrier oil or water.