Thyme  Thymus vulgaris

With a specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system, Thyme is a potent, warm essential oil that holds powerful cleansing and purifying properties.*

Thought to impart courage to its bearer, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies of the Middle Ages. During this same period, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares. The ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites. Today, Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.*

Primary Benefits

  • Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin
  • Supports a healthy immune system*
  • Naturally repels insects

Aromatic Description
Warm, herbaceous, floral, powdery

Collection Method
Steam Distillation

Plant Part
Leaf

Main Constituents
Thymol, para-cymene, γ-terpinene

Thymol, the monoterpene phenol which is the primary chemical constituent of thyme essential oil, was first isolated by a German chemist in 1719.
Research

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Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of alertness
  • Thyme has a stimulating aroma.
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas to purify and promote healthy skin
  • Add to your winter routine to support a healthy immune system.*
  • Provides cleansing and purifying effects for the skin.
  • Naturally repels insects
Internal Use Suggestions:

  • Use one to two drops in place of dried Thyme in your favorite recipes.
  • Take in a veggie capsule to support healthy immune system.*
Dilute with carrier to avoid skin irritation.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.