Thyme Essential Oil - Thymol and Linalol

Thyme CT thymol



Thyme essential oil is one of the more powerful aromatherapy oils and should be used with care. It has several chemotypes, most notably thymol and linalol. The thymol chemotype is extremely strong and should not be applied neat. If overused it can affect the thyroid and lymphatics. Use of thyme CT linalol, below, is recommended.

Thyme CT linalol is a strong antiseptic which can be used in aromatherapy to combat coughs, flu, acne, respiratory and general infections, and to sanitize the air and living spaces.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol)

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae

Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves, stems and
flowers

Properties: Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral,
cardiotonic; use for respiratory problems, digestive
complaints, infections, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis;
depression, headaches, spinal viruses

Fragrant Influence: May be beneficial in dealing with
fatigue and exhaustion after an illness

Thyme CT linalol

Thyme Linalol (Thymus vulgaris CT linalol)

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae

Properties: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral; gentler for use than Thyme CT thymol; one drop can be added to drink


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Aromatherapy blending

Both types of thyme oil mix well with:

Bergamot
Citrus oils
Cedarwood
Juniper
Melaleuca alternifolia
Oregano
Rosemary CT cineol


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