Our red thyme essential oil is cultivated from the evergreen thymus vulgaris shrub recognised by its pale purple or white flowers, elliptical greenish leaves and woody root system. The word ‘thyme’ is derived from the Greek word ‘thymos’ which means perfume.
Red thyme essential oil has a multitude of uses as a natural remedy. The pure essence of the herb is captured in essential oil by carbon dioxide extraction. The resultant liquid is orange in colour, has a light to medium consistency and offers a medium to strong middle note aroma best described as warming, aromatic, sharp and woody.
Red thyme essential oil blends especially well with bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lavender, rosemary and pine.
Historically, thyme was widely used by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans as a herbal medicine; commonly burned as incense in Greek temples and also used for embalming purposes. During the Middle Ages, the herb was imbibed by jousting knights in the belief that it enhanced their courage, while a sprig of thyme was often carried to ward off pestilence.
Cautions: Avoid during pregnancy, or if a history of high blood pressure exists. Red thyme contains a high amount of toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes, cause skin irritation and skin sensitization.
Our 100% pure red thyme essential oil is available in bottle sizes from 10ml up to 5000ml.
|Botanical name:||thymus vulgaris|
|Strength of aroma:||Medium|
|Blends well with:||Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine|
|Aromatic scent:||Red Thyme Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming|