Thyme was first used by Hippocrates and has been used in most cultures since.
This warm, comforting & spicy oil is believed to strengthen the mind during times of adversity. Has an affinity with the digestive system & is often used in blends for the joints & muscles.
Source: Thymus vulgaris is grown for oil in Spain, Morocco, France, Algeria, Israel and Greece.
Extraction: Thyme essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh or dried leaves and flowering tops of the perennial herbaceous plant.
Aroma: Thyme essential oil has a sweet, tangy, herbaceous scent.
Uses: Massage, baths and vaporisation.
Mixed with other anti-stress oils, it makes an invigorating bath.
It is excellent for massaging into aching muscles, for headaches and rheumatic pain. Inhaled with steam, it is excellent for breathing problems.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cyprus, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peru Balsam, Pine, Rosemary and Tea Tree.
Caution: White Thyme essential oil is perfectly safe for home use if well diluted before application and used in moderation. However, do not use during pregnancy.