Hailed by aromatherapists and herbalists as a potent natural antiseptic, Thyme Oil exudes an intensely fresh, spicy, herbaceous scent that can be reminiscent of the fresh herb. Thyme is one of the few botanicals that display characteristically high levels of the compound Thymol in its volatile oils. Thymol is the main constituent that imbues this essential oil with powerful purification abilities known to repel both pests and pathogens.
- In aromatherapy, Thyme Oil serves as an aromatic stimulant and tonic that cleanses the air, eases respiration, and strengthens the body and spirit. It is also popular in cosmetic, personal care, and some perfumery applications, and is used in the manufacturing of mouthwashes, soaps, skin care products, and disinfectants.
- Thyme Oil’s potency also increases the likelihood of irritating the skin and mucous membranes; a safe and appropriate dilution is therefore strongly recommended prior to use.
- Used topically and in cosmetics, Thyme Oil is ideally suited for those with oily skin or acne. Its antimicrobial properties help to clear the skin, diminish texture issues, and achieve a more even, radiant complexion. In natural remedies, Thyme Oil may be used to boost the recovery of minor cuts, scrapes, sunburn, and skin infections, in addition to supporting the management of minor cases of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
- Used medicinally, Thyme Oil has been used as a remedy for a vast range of ailments from wounds and infections to high blood pressure. It is believed to act as a stimulant to all bodily systems, encouraging biological processes to work optimally and healthily. Thyme Oil is also reputed to boost the immune system and therefore contribute to overall health and well-being.