Thyme - Essential Oil (white) - Thymus zygis - Spain - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Thymus zygis
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Clear pale yellow to orange liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: White Thyme Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent. It is very powerful and penetrating, with strong herbaceous notes.
Product Abstract: Influenced greatly by its surroundings, Thymus zygis will produce very different oils depending on climate, soil condition and altitude. Most White Thyme Essential Oil comes from the zygis species of thyme because of its higher percentage of the active constituent, Thymol (45% or greater in superior grades) and its more attractive cost.
Cautions: White 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; should be used only by experienced aromatherapists. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
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.