Thyme (Linalool) Essential Oil – Organic
- Distillation Method: Steam
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Plant Part: Whole Herb
- Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris c.t. linalool
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the Oil: Thyme linalool is the most gentle of the Thymus vulgaris varieties, with potent antibacterial properties and a gentle nature.
First and foremost, Thyme essential oil is one of the most powerful natural antimicrobial agents known. This linalool chemotype is the only Thyme Essential Oil considered safe for use with children.
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About The Plant
Derived from the Greek word 'thumus' meaning 'courage', Thyme is a perennial evergreen shrub with small, stalky stems sprouting small, ovoid grey-green fragrant leaves and pale purple flowers. This linalool chemotype is reputedly the most gentle variety and is native to the sun-exposed Spanish hills and the rocky banks of the Mediterranean sea.
The essential oil is mainly located in small glands on the leaves and contains thymol, paracymene and linalool. It is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and flowering tops of French-grown Thyme plants.
About The Oil
This excellent linalool chemotype from France is considered the safest of the common thyme varieties, Thymus vulgaris. We also offer "Benchmark" Thyme, distilled from 4 strains of Thymus zygis. The "Benchmark" Thyme is the more potent antimicrobial Thyme oil.
Thyme c.t. linalool is a wonderful Thyme oil for supporting the immune system. The oil has a calming effect, is anti-infectious, and can be used in the long term to support health. Use it for people who have allergies, get colds often, and are generally prone to getting sick. It is gentle and powerful, and can be used with children or adults.
Thyme is one of the earliest medicinal plants in Western herbal medicine.
Roman soldiers soaked in a bath infused with Thyme oil before battle to absorb it's physical healing and spiritually courageous properties.
The Middle Ages saw Thyme prescribed for a wide range of ailments including: paralysis, leprosy, body lice and as a general antimicrobial and antiviral tonic used externally and internally.
As time progressed, the uses of Thyme oil became more broad spectrum. It was employed in pre and post-surgical dressings, to target and kill the yellow fever virus (transmitted by mosquitoes) during WWI. More recently, it's antioxidant properties have been explored regarding natural food preservation.
protects cells against oxidative damage
helps heal burns and wounds
encourages cell regeneration
minimizes stretch marks
firms and contracts exposed tissue
reduces moisture loss
tones and restores venous circulation
promotes the healing of tissues
stimulates the immune system
strengthens the immune system
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
relieves muscular tension and aching joints
lessens headaches due to congestion
fortifies and stimulates the lungs
aids in the expulsion of mucous
stimulates the bronchi
assists in the removal of uric acid from the body
soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
neutralizes intestinal worms
increases absorption in the intestines
promotes normal peristalsis
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
stimulates the circulatory system
increases local blood circulation
helps maintain kidney action
increases sexual desire
enhances sexual performance
promotes and regulates menstruation
stimulates the intellect
strengthens the nervous system
helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
Thyme increases Qi, stimulates and warms the lungs and dispels wind cold.
It also tonifies the yang Qi of the heart, strengthening the heartbeat and improving circulation.
Thyme is energizing and helps to dispel despondency. The oil will restore morale at the deepest level and imbues spiritual fortitude and bodily vigor.
Thyme oil is particularly effective for people who are fatigued, depressed or lethargic. It is very useful during convalescence. It helps to revive and strengthen the body and mind and is reputed to stimulate the brain and improve memory, focus and concentration. It also stimulates circulation and may be used to raise low blood pressure. Additionally, Thyme oil may support the alleviation of chronic fatigue.
direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
May be used in a nebulizing diffuser or a steam inhaler in small quantities (1–10 drops) for the immune, respiratory and psychologic benefits.
massage, compress, bath, liniment, skincare
Thyme oil is very effective in mouth wash.
For support of wound care, create a 5% dilution of Benchmark Thyme oil in Virgin Coconut or Tamanu Nut oil. Both of these carriers are thought to have antibacterial properties themselves, and may aid in healing wounds without scars. This blend can be applied under dressings, or once the would has healed enough, dressing may no longer be required.
An aqueous solution of 5% Thyme oil is able to kill typus bactillus, colon bactillus, staphylococcus and streptococcusin a matter of minutes.
Blend with Myrtle essential oil to calm spasmodic coughing
This Thyme essential oil has a bright lemon and eucalyptus-like top note followed by a musty, mossy, herbaceous middle note and slightly balsamic, woody undertones.
Thyme essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Cedarwood, Oregano and Rosemary Oil.
Generally non-toxic, Thyme oil is irritating to the skin. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
Avoid if pregnant. Avoid if you have high blood pressure.
Thyme oil should always be diluted for any application: 1% or less in carrier oil or water.