Thyme Red Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

A top note with a strong aroma, described as both sharp and warming, featuring a woody, medicinal scent.


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Thyme Red Essential Oil

Main Constituents:
 Thymol: 37 – 57%

Plant Part: Leaves and stems

Origin: Spain

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Benefits/Suggested Uses:

  • People commonly use thyme essential oil to ease coughs, colds, bronchitis, and sinus congestion because its expectorant properties help loosen mucus and clear the airways.
  • It contains compounds with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that may help support the immune system and protect against infections such as colds, flu, and respiratory infections.
  • Thyme essential oil may aid in digestion and alleviate digestive discomfort such as indigestion, bloating, and gas due to its carminative properties.
  • It possesses analgesic properties that may help alleviate muscle aches, stiffness, and tension when applied topically as a massage oil.
  • Thyme essential oil’s antimicrobial properties may help alleviate oral health issues such as bad breath, gingivitis, and toothaches.
  • Thyme essential oil’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties may help treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and promote wound healing when applied topically (properly diluted) to the skin.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary, and Pine.

Product Abstract: Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) in height. It has a woody root system with a multi-branched stem, small elliptical greenish-gray leaves, and pale purple or white flowers.

History of Thyme: Thyme is derived from the Greek word thymos which means ‘perfume’. It was used in herbal medicines by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, as incense in Greek temples, and in embalming by the Egyptians. During the Middle Ages it was given to jousting knights for courage and a sprig of thyme was later carried into courtrooms to ward off diseases (as well as to freshen the air).

Cautions: Red Thyme contains many toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes. Dilute well before use. Avoid use if under the care of a physician. NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage at lower temperatures. We suggest to warm gently in a hot water bath while stirring.

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