Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Parts Used: Herb, Flower, and Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Strong
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: Woody, Medicinal, Sharp
RED THYME is wonderful for skin infections. Due to its strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it has many, many uses. It is used to treat gout, arthritis, wounds, sores, nausea, respiratory issues, and athlete's foot. It helps concentration and the nerves. It is often added to hair products because it is thought to prevent hair loss. It strengthens and tones the skin and helps against acne breakouts. It is an insecticide and is also used in oral health.
Quick Tip #1: Mix 2 drops Red Thyme with a carrier oil and massage areas of pain on the body. You can also use this same recipe to reduce the appearance of scars
Quick Tip #2: Add a few drops of Red Thyme to a diffuser to improve sleep, fight fatigue, and protect against respiratory problems.
- Never ingest Red Thyme essential oil
- Always dilute before use
- Perform a skin patch test before use
- Red Thyme contains a high amount of toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes, cause skin irritation and skin sensitization.