Scientific Name: Thymus vulgarisis
Thyme was known as a medicinal plant from the early civilizations of the Mediterranean basin and was used by the ancient Greeks. It has a very high antioxidant rating.
Thymus vulgarisis is one of the most antiseptic of essential oils. As such, thyme essential oil has been used in numerous mouthwashes, toothpastes and cleaners. Thyme oil is hot and sensitizing to the skin, so it must be diluted with a carrier oil.
Thyme oil is best made by steam distilling the stems and leaves of the thyme plant. Wild-crafted sources are available from Turkey.
Not for children under 6 years old. Use diluted for older children. Can be “hot” and somewhat irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. Use responsibly and consciously. Always test a small amount of any essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, consult a physician (preferably one knowledgeable in holistic health and/or aromatherapy).
Note: This information is for educational purposes only, and it is not guaranteed to be complete.