We use carbon dioxide extraction to harvest the pure essence of this powerful herb which is widely used to treat a range of everyday ailments. For great blends, combine red thyme oil with rosemary and pine, bergamot, lemon and grapefruit oils.
Red thyme essential oil uses
We’ve all used the thyme herb to add a little flavour to a meal, but the essential oil is just as powerful. Red thyme oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties that make it a staple in any aromatherapist’s collection.
Red thyme essential oil is often used to help control problems such as acne. When used regularly, it can cleanse the bacteria that causes spots from the skin. Thyme oil is also believed to have antispasmodic elements, so it’s frequently diffused by those with coughs and colds. Add a few drops to your diffuser and breathe its uplifting scent to help calm respiratory problems.
Red thyme essential oil benefits
Many aromatherapists believe that red thyme oil benefits our oral health. That’s why it’s found in many a homemade mouthwash recipe. It does have the ability to tackle infections and inflammation, so it’s a great oil to dilute and use as a mouth rinse if you have a throat infection or mouth ulcer.
Many women feel that red thyme essential oil helps to balance their hormones. Add a few drops to a hot bath if you’re struggling with PMS, as the distinctive scent of thyme can help rebalance the mind. Thanks to its relaxing effect on the respiratory system, red thyme essential oil is also used to reduce anxiety.
Red thyme essential oil facts
|Botanical name||thymus vulgaris|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Aromatic scent||A herbaceous, fresh, medicinal scent that is warming and slightly sharp|