Red Thyme Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris
Composition of Oil: Thymol, p-Cymene, Carvacrol, Gamma-Terpinene, B-Caryophyllene, Linalool, a-Pinene, and a-Terpinene
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Scent: Fresh, Herbaceous, and Slightly medicinal
Color: Pale Yellow
Consistency: Medium and Slightly Oily
Perfumery Note: Middle
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium - Strong
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Historical background of Red Thyme Essential Oil
Red Thyme essential oil is a powerful liquid that is extracted from a herbaceous plant, called “Thyme” or “Thymus.” This perineal plant belongs to the family “Lamiaceae.” The main producers of Red Thyme essential oil are Spain and India and we source our Red Thyme essential oil from Spain because it is most famous and renowned for its purity and high quality.
We collect fresh leaves and flowers/buds of the Thyme plant and extract a fresh oil which we name as “Red Thyme essential oil.” The oil smells as fresh as the leaves and flowers of Thyme plant do.
Ancient Uses of Red Thyme Essential Oil
The roots, flowers, and leaves of the thyme plant were used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks for so many purposes. Egyptians, on a large scale, used dried crushed leaves and flower buds of thyme by mixing the powder into other spices for embalming mummies. They noticed that this kind of use of thyme helps to save the mummies from insects and parasites. Moreover, the leaves of thyme plant were also very useful for relieving cold, flu, and coughs. People also made use of the different parts of the plant for reducing throat inflammation and used it on cuts and wounds for increasing the healing process.
Modern Uses of Red Thyme Essential Oil
As the practice of doing extensive research and studies on essential oils began spreading, Red Thyme essential oil also built its reputation among other useful oils. Scientifically, it is now proven that Red Thyme essential oil would be a significant part of your home-made remedies for different ailments. Top listed use of this oil is used as a flea and insect repellent for pets. A strong combination of powerful chemical components of this oil makes it a powerful insect repellent and very useful for your health. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Thymol – Thymol functions to reduce infection and swelling. Red Thyme essential oil’s quality to kill bacteria and other harmful infectious germs are due to the presence of Thymol in it. A lot of people use this oil for these purposes nowadays.
- Carvacrol – Red Thyme essential oil is used to promote good digestion. It also contains antioxidants that help boost the immune system. Only Carvacrol is responsible for these two qualities of this oil.
- B-Caryophyllene – It is B-Caryophyllene that adds in Red Thyme essential oil the potential to reduce physical pain and physical-mental stress levels.
- Linalool – Red Thyme essential oil is renowned for reducing stress levels and having calming effects on the body and mind. Linalool is the only component present in Red Thyme essential oil that gives this oil this calming and relaxing ability.
The list of the uses of this magical oil doesn’t end here. You can also diffuse Red Thyme essential oil by a diffuser and can make your body and mind feel relaxed and stress-free. The diffusion of this oil would be more worth-doing during meditation.
Best Blending Partners for Red Thyme Essential Oil
Red Thyme essential oil becomes more effective and powerful when mixed with other essential oils. These include but not limited to Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Tea Tree, and Oregano.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman.