Thyme Red has a fresh herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.Uses of Thyme Red Essential Oil
SpainHistory 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.Cautions