Thyme Essential Oil, 5mL

Article number: Thyme EO 5mL
Availability: In stock


  • Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris L. ct. linalool
  • Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
  • Origin: France
  • Plant Part: Leaves / Tops
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic
  • Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
  • Note: Middle Note
  • Aroma: Sweet, strong, herbal, light, fresh, cleansing
  • Bottle Size - 5mL 



Our very fine Thyme ct Linalool essential oil has a wonderful aroma - distinctive, energetic and quite typical of the live herb. Its aroma is very diffusive, fresh, green, sweet herbaceous, clean, and gentle with a faint peppery undertone and a soft, woody-herbaceous drydown. This is an essential oil that is a must for every home’s natural first aid kit!

Chemotypes are the epitome of remarkable adaptability – these genetic variations occur in plants of identical genus and species when they are grown at different altitudes, in different soils or under different climatic conditions. It has been observed that Thymus vulgaris grown at sea level absorbs more infrared light, producing the ‘hotter’ thymol chemotype, while those plants grown at high altitudes absorb more blue/ultraviolet rays, resulting in the ‘cooler’ linalool chemotype.

In addition to linalool and thymol, Thymus vulgaris also features carvacrol, geraniol, thujanol cineole and ρ-cymene chemotypes, offering in an energetic and even a metaphorical manner a team of allies for embracing change. The linalool chemotype of Thymus vulgaris essential oil is safer to use than most other Thyme oils that tend to be high in skin irritant phenolic compounds like thymol and carvacrol. Thus, while many Thyme oils play a role in immune support, it is the linalool chemotype that offers it best in topical application; it is preferred for general aromatherapeutic use and for children and the elderly. The spectrum of molecules produced by this singular herb offers a surprising range of medicinal compounds - the reason why Thyme oils are such broadly useful staples in aromatherapy.

Thyme is a potent antimicrobial, yet is considered generally safe for use on the skin. It is a very important essential oil for use in aromatherapy applications.

Aromatherapy Uses: A potent antimicrobial, yet safe for use on the skin.

Aromatic Profile: Very diffusive, fresh, green, sweet herbaceous, clean, gentle aroma with a faint peppery undertone and a soft, woody-herbaceous drydown.

Appearance: Colorless, transparent, mobile liquid.

Blends Well With: Balsam of Peru, Bergamot and other Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Melissa, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree.

Safety Considerations: Drug interaction - may inhibit blood clotting.Low risk of skin irritation, moderate risk of mucous membrane irritation; a maximum dermal use level of 1.3% is recommended. Because of this oil’s very high carvacrol content, we also advise caution in the case of recent major surgery or if any bleeding disorders exist. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Golden Poppy as to the medicinal value of any products from Golden Poppy. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

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