- Provides powerful antioxidants
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Naturally repels insects
Aromatic Description:Warm, herbaceous, floral, powdery
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaf
Main Constituents: Thymol, p-Cymene, Carvacrol, Gamma-Terpinene, B-Caryophyllene, Linalool, a-Pinene, a-Terpinene
About Thyme Essential Oil
Among the most powerfully cleansing essential oils, this pungent, thyme oil is a core resource of the plant world to purify and enhance immunity. Thymol, the predominant volatile compound in this thyme distillation, possesses warming, stimulating qualities that purify and boost immunity. Strongly herbaceous in fragrance, the oil is steam distilled for Sant Natural from plants organically cultivated in Hungary.
Thyme’s high thymol content encourages expectoration and its warming effect reduces excesses of mucous and phlegm. When diluted in massage oil, thyme oil can help to enhance circulation and to aid healthy muscle and joint function. Thyme can also be used to uplift mood and to enhance mental stamina. Used in the diffuser with other oils such as conifers, thyme oil strengthens the nerves and enhances brain function, improving memory and concentration.
Thyme Essential Oil Profile
Sweet, yet strongly herbal smell and is reddish-brown to amber in color.
How to use Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme oil should never be used undiluted on the skin. It can be applied topically at very low dilutions of 1% or less or used in a blend as a compress. It may also be used in direct inhalation or diffused.
- For immune support and the promotion of muscular and joint health, mix one drop thyme with a few drops of lavender and chamomile in a carrier oil. Massage into skin as needed.
- Blend 2 drops thyme oil in a carrier oil and massage into lower abdomen to support the urinary system. A castor oil pack can enhance the effect.
- One drop in warm bathwater mixed with 4 drops of roman chamomile oil can be soothing to all systems and can aid in boosting immune function.
Interesting Thyme Essential Oil Information
In Greek, “thymos” means “to perfume”; one of thyme’s many traditional uses was in fumigation. Ancient Egyptians used thyme oil for embalming. In many ancient cultures, it was believed that thyme instilled the virtues of strength, energy, and bravery.
Safety Considerations for Thyme Essential Oil
Caution: thyme oil is extremely dermo-caustic: do not apply directly to the skin. Do not use during pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure. May cause irritation to sensitive skin, so please dilute at 1% or less. Do not take thyme essential oil internally.