Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and Flowers
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 100% Thymus vulgaris
Fresh, warm, herbaceous, hay like and stringent.
In Living Libations:
Frankincense First Friend, Illume Classic
Blends well with
Oregano, Marjoram, Vitex, Lavender, Frankincense, Immortelle, Bergamot, Sage, Lemon, Myrrh, Rockrose, Verbena, Melissa, Ylang, Vanilla, Cypress, Juniper, Rose Otto, and Spikenard.
Dilute to use as skin serum and cleanser. Uplifting and energizing. Diffuse to deodorize air. Punctuates perfumes and colognes. Effective to inhale in the salt pipe yet best combined with other essential oils such as Ravensara, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender, Frankincense, and Marjoram. For a neat-treat when strength is needed, dilute to 5% with lavender.
Described as “perfume of the dawn in paradise,” Thyme unearths as a heroic herb. It is rare and enchanting to find an oil that is so powerful that also smells so lovely. The Latin word thymos means “to perfume,” and ancient Greeks used the word thymiatechny to describe the art of using perfumes as therapy. A perennial favorite of the perfume industry, and at the same time, Thyme is a magician in skin serums.
Let perfume fragrance your mind with these molecules that clear pathways for concentration and creativity.
“Genuine Thymus vulgaris is not as readily available as one might think. In its genuine state, it has a significantly more pleasant scent than most oils with an up-ward adjusted phenol content.”
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy
‘There is fire within the soul of thyme…”
~ Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
“It [thyme] is helpful whenever inner warmth is poor or missing; excess of water, chilling tendencies, cold and weakness of the vital centre…”
~ Marcel Lavabre, Aromatherapy Workbook
“The essential oil reduces tiredness and helps build strength after long maladies.
Thyme has even been thought to increase intelligence and aid concentration.”
~ Suzanne Fischer-Rizzi, Complete Aromatherapy Handbook
“The Romans bathed in thyme to give them vigour and courage… It was also considered a prime tonic for melancholy… As a fumigant, it was considered to be an herb of purifications and cleansing, and it was thought to “enliven the spirits” by its fragrance.”
~ Julia Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind
“Because the ancient Greek word ‘thymos’ means ‘to perfume,’ it is hardly a surprise that thyme oil is used in perfumery.”
~ Marlene Jones, The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for your Mind and Body