Thyme Red Essential Oil


Thyme Red Essential Oil


100% Pure & Natural Thyme Red Essential Oil

Botanical Name: thymus vulgaris

Thyme Red has a fresh herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.

Uses of Thyme Red Essential Oil
  • To support the Respiratory tract during the times of seasonal illness, use a drop or two into a diffuser.
  • Use 1-2 drops Thyme Red diluted in a carrier oil and rub in a clockwise direction on the tummy to help relieve the feeling of an upset stomach.
  • Emotional benefits when used in a diffuser: invigorating, refreshing, enlivening, promotes alertness, mental energy and brighten mood.
  • During a cold to help the feeling of better breathing, inhale 3 drops of thyme, and 3 drops of Peppermint.
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History and Background

In Chinese Medicine, hot/dry action, water and metal element, powerful yang tonic, tonifies Heart yang.

It was used as an incense in Greek temples and the Egyptians used it in embalming. During the Middle Ages it was given to jousting Knights for courage, and a sprig of thyme was carried into courtrooms to ward off diseases.

Physical Description

This is red, brown or orange in color and has a thin consistency.

Aromatic Description

Hot, spicy, strongly aromatic aroma.

Biological Makeup and Components

Thymol and carvacrol (up to 60%), cymene, terpinene, camphene, borneol, linalol. Depending on source, can also contain geraniol, citral and thuyanol. Thymol and carvacrol are warming and active, the thuyanol type are penetrating and antiviral; the linalol or citral are sweet-scented and non-irritating.

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation from fresh or partially dried leaves and flowering tops.

Information for Aromatherapists

Thyme Red is a middle note and blends well with Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, Tea Tree and Cypress. Use up to 1% in blends.

Our Thyme Red essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Skin irritant.
  • Do not use on a person with High blood pressure. Contains large amounts of toxic phenols.
  • Do not use on children under 2 years, hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin.
  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using essential oils.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
Additional Safety Information


All of our essential oils are 100% natural and free of any chemicals, pesticides and synthetic perfumes.

These products are NOT intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Prior to using essential oils, Source Vitál always recommends consulting your medical professional if you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness. Do NOT ingest essential oils internally or apply undiluted oils onto the skin without consultation from an experienced and trained aromatherapist or aromatherapy practitioner. Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for babies and children.

Keep all oils tightly closed and cool. Always keep out of reach of children.

The information provided on this web site is compiled from common knowledge and is intended for your general knowledge only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.