Thyme Red 100% Pure Essential Oil, 1/2 fl oz (15 mL) Dropper Bottle
Thyme hails from the warmer climes of Europe and is a perennial flowering herb in the Lamiaceae family, along with basil, mint and oregano. The plant has tiny leaves, which are the most notable source of its oil, though all parts of the herb may be used. Thyme's aroma is woody and spicy, and its aromatherapeutic qualities are numerous!
Plant Part Used
Medium-strong. Zesty and herbal.
Thyme Red Essential Oil Benefits
Invigorating, refreshing and enlivening. Promotes mental energy and bright moods.
Blends Well With
Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Oregano, Peru Balsam, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree
History of Thyme
Literally maintaining a low profile, this small ground-hugging herb has a deceptively big aroma, one that led to its medieval use as a gift to departing knights to reinforce the ideals of strength and courage. Incorporated into the mummification process in ancient Egypt, thyme also has ties to the spirit world in the European notion that the plant attracted fairies. With its fresh and uplifting scent, thyme may be understated as it grows, but its oil has a strong and positive presence.
Using Thyme Red Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
OK, so we’re out of parsley…but we’ve included basil instead for a mentally refreshing herbal blend!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!