Thyme is a kind of herb used in various different forms and ways in several parts of the world. It’s most commonly used in many European and Mediterranean cuisines. There are about 300 different varieties of thyme, the most popular one being Thymus vulgaris. Leaves of thyme are the most valuable part of the herb. Its use is prominent in Italian and French cuisine. It is said that this essential oil is a must for home’s natural first aid kit. Leaves of the herb are used in making of its essential oil. Thyme is currently a well-known herb all over the world along with oregano and rosemary. Thyme is said to have originated somewhere in the Mediterranean, and through trade reached Europe and other parts of the world.
In ancient Greek, flowers of the thyme plant were gifted to knights and warriors, as it was believed to bring courage to the bearer. Almost a century ago, this herb was brought into courtrooms to ward off diseases.
|Country of Origin:||Spain|
|Botanical Name:||Thymus Vulgaris|
|Extraction Method:||Steam distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Leaves|
|Main Components:||Borneol, linalool, thymol|
|Bottled in the UK|
Best oils to Blend
Organic Thyme essential oil blends nicely with most spice and citrus oils. It is popularly used with Lavender. Others are basil, Cedarwood, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint and Tangerine.
BENEFITS AND USES
Thyme essential oil is believed to help in reducing acne. It can be mixed along with a carrier oil to make a homemade facial mask. Thyme oil helps against hair loss when applied to the scalp. It can keep skin healthy, clear and clean when added to homemade facemasks, scrubs and toners.
For using thyme essential oil for skin and hair, it is recommended to dilute it by using carrier oils such as cold-pressed almond oil, jojoba oil or grapeseed oil.
It is known for having antispasmodic properties. It can help in the treatment of coughs, cramps, aches and respiratory problems. Thyme oil can increase blood circulation when used as massage oil. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Thyme oil uses can be accessed by diffusing it at home and can be used as a natural insect repellent. It is a natural energy booster as well.
It has been observed to inhibit bacterial growth, which makes it very useful when diffused in restrooms.
Hair Treatment: Thyme oil is believed to be very beneficial to the health of our hair. Add 4-5 drops of thyme oil to 2 cups of preferred carrier hair oil. Massage this mixture on the scalp for 10 minutes. You can even keep it overnight. Wash the following day.
Daily Hair care:: Similarly, 2-3 drops of this oil can be added to a shampoo bottle of 200 ml.
Diffuser: A couple of drops in a diffuser and you are set for a thyme scented room.
- Always dilute before use. Consult a professional for proper dilution ratio.
- Consult with your Doctor, or other qualified health care professional before using any of the recipes.
- In some people skin irritation may occur after usage. It is thus preferred to use it in burners or other forms of inhalation than to a bath.
- As with all essential oils, it is strongly recommended to not use any essential oils during pregnancy or on infants.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.