About: Thymus vulgaris is a perennial evergreen shrub that grows to 18 inches in height. The oil has a green, earthy aroma with medicinal undertones.
- Latin Binomial; Thymus vulgaris
- Country of Origin; Spain
- Traditional Uses; Abscess, acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, lice, gum infections, oily skin, scabies, arthritis, cellulitis, gout, muscular aches and pains, obesity, oedema, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, sports injuries, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flatulence, cystitis, urethritis, chills, colds, flu, infectious diseases, headaches, insomnia, nervous debility, stress related conditions
- Method of Production; steam distillation of the leaves
- Perfume Note; top
- Safety; not recommended for women who are pregnant; high need for dilution prior to topical application
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.