Thyme (thymol) Essential Oil
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris ct thymol) essential oil is best used for cleaning and disinfecting formulations due its high phenol content. It is not skin-friendly, therefore, should be used sparingly. The main component (thymol) is often the active ingredient in disinfecting surface cleaners at just 0.05%. If you want the disinfecting properties of thyme for skin care applications, use Thyme ct linalol instead.
Chemistry: thymol (30.16%), para-cymene (24.21%), linalol (5.80%), carvacrol (4.19%)
Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris ct thymol
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Cultivation: Hungary, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves, stems, flowers
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Phenols
Aroma: strongly herbaceous, spicy, hot
Properties: anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, warming
Steam Distilled: February 2020
Shelf Life: 5 years (approx.)
Add just one drop to your laundry soap and/or dishwasher tablet to combat mildew and musty odors. Thyme is insect repelling, so diffusing in a patio area is helpful. Use Thyme essential oil in this counter spray recipe, an employee favorite:
Counter Spray Recipe
In a 16-22 ounce spray bottle, add 1 ounce Castile Liquid Soap, 1 ounce alcohol (high proof neutral grain spirit such as EverClear or Vodka), and the following essential oils:
25 drops Lemon essential oil
12 drops Tea Tree essential oil
6 drops Thyme ct Thymol essential oil
About this recipe: This is a mildly alkaline formulation, therefore, safer for quartz, granite, marble, concrete, or any surface where acidic cleaners are not recommended. The alcohol is added to help reduce streaking and also contributes to the sanitizing properties.
Phenol-rich oils such as Thyme Thymol, Clove, Cinnamon Leaf, Tulsi Basil (to name a few) should be used sparingly in skin applications. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.