Botanical Name: Thymus satureioides
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Thyme is a perennial, evergreen herb which grows up to 18 inches high; the leaves of thyme are highly aromatic and are small, oval shaped and gray-green in color. Native to Morocco, this variety of Thyme is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Use: Organic Thyme Essential Oil is believed to have antiseptic and antibacterial qualities making it useful in formulations for tinctures, salves and ointments. It has been known to treat ailments such as bronchitis, rheumatism, viral infections and sinusitis. Aromatherapists have credited Thyme Oil for its uplifting and reviving properties.
Aromatic Scent: Thyme Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent. It is very powerful and penetrating, with medicinal and green tones.
Directions to Use: We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use.
History: Thyme was used in ancient herbal medicine Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans. The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing that thyme was a source of courage. It was thought that the spread of thyme throughout Europe was thanks to the Romans as they used it to purify their rooms and to "give an aromatic flavor to cheese and liqueurs.
Cautions: Thyme Essential Oil is a possible skin irritant. It is toxic if not properly diluted. It is a powerful oil in the hands of an experienced Aromatherapist.
**All our organic essential oils are for external use only. Before using essential oils contact a qualified Aromatherapist. The information on this page is for educational purposes only, it is not meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose of any disease or condition, it is not prescribe in any way.
Do not use during pregnancy.