Thyme Oil Supports Healthy Immune and
Digestive Systems!

Thyme Oil is a key oil in the Raindrop Technique. It includes the naturally occurring constituents thymol, para-cymene, and gamma-terpinene.

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Known since ancient times as a medicinal herb, thyme contains large amounts of thymol. Use to energize mind and bring clarity of direction.

One of my favorite massage oils Ortho Ease contains this oil. It is great to soothe muscles before or after exercise!

This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Thyme oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!

As I receive new tips and testimonials for Thyme oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!

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Thyme Oil

What is the Genus and Species? Thymus vulgaris CT thymol

Why is this information important? There are seven different chemotypes of Thyme and over 300 varieties of thyme!

So this is definitely a plant you need to know a little information when selecting thyme essential oils!

A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.

This is extremely important information. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same.

Thyme Chemotypes-

  • Thymus vulgaris CT thymol – This plant contains 60-70 percent thymol. Harvested in the fall. It has two common names: Thyme and Red Thyme oil.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT linalol – This is considered the most gentle of the chemotypes. Grown in high altitudes. Its common name is Garden Thyme.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT carvacrol – This plant contains 30 percent carvacrol if harvested in the spring. Harvested right after flowering or in the fall, contains 60-80 percent carvacrol.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT thujanol – This plant supports a healthy immune system. It is about 50 percent thujanol regardless of when it is grown. This is only found in the wild. Its common name is Sweet Thyme.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT alpha-terpineol – This plant with its slightly pepper smell, is harvested in the early spring.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT geraniol – This plant with its lemon smell, is harvested in fall and grows at high altitudes.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT 1,8 cineole – This plant has traditionally been used as an insect repellent. It is about 80-90 percent cineole. In interesting fact is that it has most of the same properties as Eucalyptus globules which contains 70-75 percent 1, 8 cineole regardless of when it is grown.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT p-cymene – this plant must be harvested when the plant is budding in the spring or else it is considered a different chemotype, thymol CT.
  • Thymus vulgaris CT phenol – Plants that are grown further north in the high latitudes are high in phenol compounds (up to 90 percent). Those plants are of this chemotype.

Where is the name derived from? Thyme comes from a Latin word “vulgaris” meaning “common”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves, stems and flowers

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Thyme is recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian texts on record ? Ebers Papyrus dates to about 1550 BC

What are the Plant Properties? Antioxidant

What are the Documented Thyme Benefits and Uses? May support healthy immune and digestive systems*. May support healthy hair.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It can be mentally stimulating and helps concentration. Is uplifting especially when fatigued. Strong aromatic scent, herbaceous and medicinal.

What is the Spiritual Influence? I have often read that thyme is used to establish a sense or a feeling of direction for the spirit. This makes sense to me why then the Greek soldiers valued it and wouldn’t battle without it.

Not only did it give them the physical energy to endure, but also the mental and spiritual understanding to follow their destiny and vision even if it was a possible negative outcome.

Therefore, if we are feeling apprehensive, off course or unsure, this oil may emotionally support your needs and direction.

What Chakra is Affected? Heart and solar plexus chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Green.

How do I use it?

Use diluted - 20:80 dilution (one part essential oil: four parts of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Diffuse

Interested in Dietary Thyme for Your Culinary Adventures?

Then check out Thyme Vitality Essential Oil!

Can Thyme Oil be used for Pets? Yes, however, use very diluted and with caution. I choose to not use it around the horses because of the skin irritations it can cause unless it is being used in a Raindrop Session. If I do use it, it is usually in a blend where it is diluted.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Thyme essential oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA.

However, those with high blood pressure should use caution using this oil. Additionally, children under 18 months and pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should NOT use this oil.

May be an irritant to the skin and mucous membranes.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that the Sumerians used Thyme over 3,500 years ago?

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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User

Place thyme on the bottom of your feet to support overall wellness*.

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