Thymus vulgaris (ct. linalool)
Tinderbox Thyme essential oil is a 'white' thyme, which is a double distillation more suited to aromatherapy due to its gentler nature on the skin (a single distillation is known as 'red' thyme). The name thyme is derived from the Greek word ‘thymos’, meaning ‘perfume’. While the herb was used to scent ancient Greek temples, its penetrating scent means the essential oil is seldom used in today’s fine perfumes and is better suited to disinfectant and purifying blends. Diffuse to protect and boost resilience in colds season. Enhances focus and concentration. Calming for a windy digestion system. Repels insects. While more gentle on the skin than red thyme, white thyme is still a potent oil and best used in low dilutions.
Aroma: Top-Middle Note.
Perfume: Rather peppery, pungent, herbaceous smell that is quite medicinal.
Blends well with: Cedarwood, chamomile, niaouli, grapefruit, lemon, lavender, rosemary, pine and tea tree.
Part of plant used: aerial parts
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Country of origin: Spain
Precautions: Thyme is very potent and should not be used during pregnancy or in cases of high blood pressure. Use in very low concentrations to avoid skin irritation. Do not use in the bath. Avoid during pregnancy.
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Packaging: recyclable blue glass bottle