Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme essential oil-
Latin name: Thymus vulgaris
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: Leaves and flowers.
Countries of Origin: India, France
Note of interest: Derived from the Greek word thymos which means to perfume or fumigate. Egyptians used Thyme to embalm, (not necessarily the essential oil but probably the "oil of thyme")
Note: Top to middle
Color: Pale yellow
Aroma: Strong herbaceous aroma
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras- Heart, throat and third eye. Mojay-Thyme oil is one of the most energetically hot and invigorating essential oils. (Battaglia) Thyme increases Qi, stimulates the lungs. Warming oil. (Battaglia) Associated with Metal and Water elements. (Battaglia).
Modes of administration: Massage (diluted), inhalation, diffuser. I will not recommend ingestion as I am not trained in Aromatic Medicine.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Juniper, Lemon Naiouli, Mandarin, Rosemary and Tea Tree.
Safety information: Non-toxic, non-irritating. May be sensitizing in some people. Due to the thymol and carvacrol which inhibit platelete aggregation should not be used by people taking blood thinners. Also a mucous membrane irritant. Max dermal use is 1.3%. (Tisserand and Young)
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.