Thyme essential oil
Thyme is an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean basin. It grows wild on the vast scrublands of southern France, principally in Provence region. Its flowering branches are hand-harvested or reaped in May, June and July. Thyme has been recognized as an herb and medicinal plant since ancient times. The Egyptians used Thyme essential oil in embalming rituals, and the Greeks burned it as incense to honour their gods.
Slow extraction of the oil is done by traditional process, through steam, in dedicated equipment. The essential oil exudes a potent agrestic, phenolic fragrance, characteristic of the thymol chemotype.
Main components are thymol, para-cymene and gamma-terpinene. Thyme essential oil also contains a range of additional compounds, such as myrcene, borneol, linalool, alpha-thujone, alpha-pinene, camphene, beta-pinene, linalool, beta-caryophyllene and carvacrol.
Uses and Properties
Thyme essential oil is widely used in health, cosmetics, perfumes, flavours and aromatherapy for its properties as an antispasmodic, antirheumatic, bactericidal, cardiac, carminative, healing, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance.
It is rich in thymol, which is an active ingredient used as antiseptic in various applications for skin care, oral care and personal care. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, Thyme essential oil was used to medicate bandages. It has also been shown to be effective against various fungi that commonly infect toenails.
Diluted in vegetable oils, Thyme essential oil is recommended for massage oils, elixirs and serums.
It can also be found as the active ingredient in some all-natural, alcohol-free hand sanitizers.
Aromatherapy: Thyme essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine essential oils.
Other Benefits: It acts as a memory booster and an antidepressant. It helps to increase concentration and helps to cure sinusitis, bronchitis, anorexia, cellulite, eczema, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, insect and animal bites, stings, laryngitis, pharyngitis and other infections. Eventually, it can be used to eliminate bad breath and body odor.
Our product is 100% Natural, GMO-free, preservative-free, not tested on animals.