Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Thyme is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 45 cm. It has a multi-branched stem, small greenish-gray leaves and purple or white flowers. Commonly used in herbal medicines by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans and in embalming by the Egyptians. White Thyme Essential Oil is often sought after because it has a higher percentage of it’s active constituent (45% or more Thymol, depending on the grade).
Cautions: Thyme contains a high amount of thymol that can irritate mucus membranes, and must be diluted well before use. Avoid use if under the care of a medical practitioner. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming by stirring the closed bottle in hot water may be required.