There are many natural variations (chemotypes) of the Thyme family, and this one is usually found growing at high altitudes. Thyme Sweet has a more gentle action than Thyme White which makes it preferable for use with children. This oil can have an effect on obsessive emotions, helping to bring a sense of balance. Stimulating and balancing.
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|County of Origin||Spain|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, CNS sedative, CNS tonic|
|Chemical Family||Monoterpenes. Monoterpenols|
|Approx. Shelf Life||6 years|
|Plant Parts||Flowering Plant|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary,Pine.|
History: Thyme is native to Spain and Portugal. It is used in cooking and as an ornamental plant especially good for rock gardens.
Characteristics: A top note with a strong aroma, Thyme has a woody, medicinal scent described as spicy and green.
Indications: Thyme is a powerful oil and most aromatherapists do not recommend it for children. Linalool type is an exception and is a softer, gentler thyme while still carrying many of the thyme properties. Ideal oil for children. Used for acne, impetigo, abscesses, wounds, flu, and coughs. Thyme Linalool has a calming effect, yet can act as a stimulant. It stimulates the nervous system, and can help children with ADD. Taking a warm bath with Thyme Linalool can help relieve insomnia and it is thought to help slow hair loss when used as a hair rinse after shampooing. Other uses include compresses for sores, rheumatic pain, insect bites and stings.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: Toxic, avoid in pregnancy and with babies, skin irritation, avoid with high blood pressure.