Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 18 inches in height. It has a woody root system with a multi-branched stem, and small elliptical greenish-grey leaves. This variety is native to Morocco. Thyme is derived from the Greek word thymos that means ‘perfume’.
Thyme is strong and herbaceous and has been known as a medicinal herb since ancient times, owing to its high thymol content. White Thyme Essential Oil is reputed for having uplifting properties, and Red Thyme has a sweeter, leafy smell.
It was used in herbal medicines by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, as incense in Greek temples, and in embalming by the Egyptians. It has been popular as a flavoring agent in foods for Millennia.
Aromatic Diffusion: Add two to four drops to your favorite diffuser.
Topical application: Dilute one drop to four drops of your favorite vegetable base Carrier Oil and add to desired area and gently massage in.
Thyme contains a high amount of thymol that can irritate mucus membranes, and must be diluted well before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. Consult your health care provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition or are taking medications. Keep out of reach of children.
This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
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