Organic Thyme Essential Oil, Red Thymol
French Thyme, Garden Thyme.
- Certified Organic Red Thyme Essential Oil is known for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It is extremely pungent and can be quite irritating. It should only be used under the guidance of a trained aromatherapist.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Spain Plant Part Blossom and Plant Scientific Name Thymus zygis Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Red Thyme Essential Oil has a vast and longstanding range of therapeutic and medicinal benefits. It has been used to treat concerns related to the respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems, as well as to relieve muscle and joint pain.
This potent essential oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal. It can be used effectively against gastritis, upset stomach, fatigue and chills, as well as intestinal conditions such as staph, candida and intestinal parasites. Red Thyme is also known to be effective in killing head lice.
- Abscess, cystitis, gum infections and other infections: Diffusion, Direct Inhalation, Topical Application, Whole Body Massage well-diluted in carrier oil.
- Minor cuts, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, lice, scabies: Topical Application well-diluted in carrier oil
- Anxiety, exhaustion, fatigue: Whole Body Massage well-diluted in carrier oil, Diffusion.
- Arthritis, muscle aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, headaches, poor circulation: Compress, Topical Application, Whole Body Massage well-diluted in carrier oil.
- Bronchitis, catarrh, chills, colds, coughs, laryngitis, sinusitis, sore throat: Direct Inhalation, Steam Inhalation.
- Bruises, burns, wounds: Topical Application well-diluted in carrier oil
- Candida, diarrhea, flatulence, flu: Topical Application well-diluted in carrier oil
Can irritate mucous membranes and may cause dermal irritation and sensitization reactions in some individuals. Use in moderation. Avoid during pregnancy. This oil should not be used for children 6 years and younger.
Thyme is one of the earliest medicinal plants in Western herbal medicine. Thyme was used as long ago as 2000 BC in ancient Sumeria. During World War I, Thyme Oil was used as a disinfectant in hospitals. Throughout history, in many parts of the world, thyme has been associated with courage, strong morale and clear thinking.
The name “thyme” has two possible Greek origins. The first, “thymon,” means to fumigate, coming from the herb being used as incense. The second is “thumon,” meaning courage.
About the Plant
Thyme is a perennial evergreen subshrub that grows up to 1.5 feet high. It has a woody root with small grey-green, oval leaves and pale purple or white flowers.
Thyme essential oils are extracted by steam or water distillation from the fresh or partially dried leaves and flower tops. Red Thyme Essential Oil is the first distillate in the distillation process. Thymol is the active compound responsible for this aromatic herb’s deep healing power. Red Thyme is also widely used as a flavoring and preservative.
Where it Grows
Red Thyme Thymol is native to Spain and the Mediterranean region.
Red Thyme is the natural version of White Thyme. While it is possible to redistill Red Thyme to remove its pigments in order to make it colorless, this is hardly ever done; the result would be a White Thyme that naturally would have to be more expensive than Red Thyme. However, all the White Thyme on the market is cheaper than Red Thyme. This is achieved by using so-called “nature identical” compounds to recreate a synthetic Thyme Oil.
While we do not endorse redistilling and decolorizing essential oils, the substitution of a natural oil with so-called “nature identical” compounds is very questionable. A close chemical examination shows that these compounds are not completely identical to the ones the plant produces, and the effects of such synthetic oils are very problematic.
Scent: Red Thyme has a warm, pungent, fresh, herbal scent.
Blends With: Cedar, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Tea Tree.
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Thymol, carvacrol.