Thyme (natural blend) - Essential Oil - Minimum 30% Thymol - India - New Directions Aromatics
Main Constituents: Minimum 30% Thymol
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear liquid that ranges in color from very pale Yellow to Yellow.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A woody, medicinal scent that is both sharply spicy and warming with strong herbaceous notes / Top note / Strong, powerful, and penetrating aroma
Blends With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary, and Pine.
Product Abstract: Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) in height. It has a woody root system with a multi-branched stem. It has small, elliptical, greenish-grey leaves and pale purple or white flowers. Thyme is derived from the Greek word thymos, which means ‘perfume.’ The ancient Romans used Thyme in their herbal medicines, the ancient Greeks used it as incense in their temples, and the Egyptians used it in their embalming practices. During the Middle Ages, it was given to jousting knights for courage. Later, judges came to carry sprigs of Thyme with them into their courtrooms to ward off diseases. For Millenia, Thyme has been popular as a flavoring agent in foods.
Cautions: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals. A skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with the 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.