Thyme Essential Oil was one of the earliest medicinal plants to be used in Western Medicine.
You may like to blend a few drops of thyme essential oil with one of our wide range of carrier oils or base lotions to create your own muscle rub or a chest rub if you're suffering from a cough or cold.
Up until the first world war, hospitals would have used Thyme as a natural disinfectant and it is thought the ancient Egyptians used Thyme when embalming their departed loved ones.
It's purifying effects make it a great choice to burn if there are viral infections going around and its naturally stimulating aroma may be useful in offering a little energy boost throughout the day.
Obtained by the steam distillation of the flowering plant.
Sweet, green fresh, mild scent
Antibacterial, antiseptic, balancing, stimulating.
Thymol and carvacrol (up to 60%), cymene, terpinene, camphene, borneol, linalol, among others.
Thymus vulgaris Oil
One of the earliest medicinal plants in Western Medicine where it was applied against respiratory problems, digestive complaints, and the prevention and treatment of infection.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
Another traditional use of Thyme has been in treating colds, coughs and sore throats, and here again the 'old wives' knew what they were about, for Thyme is an excellent pulmonary disinfectant, useful for all respiratory infections. - excerpted from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Thyme is distilled from the flowers. A few drops may be used in a bowl of boiling water to relieve nasal congestion.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.