Common Name: Thyme or Red Thyme
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris and Thymus zygis
Plant Part: Leaves and flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Oil Type: Essential Oil
Aroma: Strong, herbaceous, slightly sweet, clean, and spicy
Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Citrus (any), Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus (all types), Grapefruit, Lavandin, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Niaouli, Oregano, Peru Balsam, Pine, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.
Description: Thyme, or Red Thyme, is a very powerful essential oil. It has a strong aroma, and when blended, only a very tiny amounts are needed or it's aroma can overpower other oils. It is commonly used in natural medicine and natural cleaning. Like all thyme, Thyme (Red) is a very powerful essential oil to keep on hand and has a myriad of uses.
It is a popular choice for the naturalist's medicine cabinet, and for good reason. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), showed that Thyme has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It has been long used for it's immunity boosting power, respiratory power, aromatherapy, and so much more.
COMPARING DIFFERENT TYPES OF THYME
Thyme or (Red Thyme)
(Thymus vulgaris and Thymus vulgaris, L.)
A very common Thyme. Commonly used as an herb.
- Great for insect bites
Thyme (Red)(Borneol Type)
Milder than the more common Red Thyme (Thymus vulgaris).
- Anti-inflammatory and pain relief
Commonly used to produce thyme oil
IMPORTANT: FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, THIS PRODUCT IS FOR AROMATHERAPY-USE ONLY. Unless you have received clearance from a qualified medical professional, use only for aromatherapy. Any essential oil that is used topically should be well-diluted to prevent irritation and/or other possible side effects. Always perform a skin patch test before using topically to test for allergies and/or sensitivities. This product should not be used during pregnancy or used by anyone with a medical condition without first consulting your physician or other qualified medical professional. For more general information on essential oils, click here.
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