Red Thyme Essential Oil - 10ml Bottle


Ancient Wisdom Pure Essential Oil

Red Thyme - 10ml Bottle

Latin Name : Thymus Vulgaris
Part of Plant Used : Leaves
Source : Spain
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation

Red Thyme or White Thyme? Red and White thyme are both still derived from the same herb and are both manufactured in the same way. Generally by steam distillation.

After 1 distillation process, you are left with red thyme essential oil. That is what this listing is for. This liquid is highly concentrated and contains all of the compositions that the plant has, but in high amounts (because of the concentration of the oil). Due to the high concentration of red thyme essential oil, we highly recommend not using it if you’re pregnant or on young children under the age of 6. White thyme essential oil (available in another listing) is a further distillation of the red thyme essential oil. So, in other words, you distill the organic matter once in order to receive the raw, red thyme essential oil. From there, the oil is distilled once more in order to produce a thinner product that is less concentrated, but also less potent than red thyme essential oil.

The ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans used Thyme as a medicinal herb. The Greeks used it as incense and the Egyptians as part of the embalming process. Thyme became a symbol of bravery and presented to jousting knights in the Middle ages. The people carried Thyme into the courtrooms. They believed holding Thyme would protect them against diseases such as yellow fever. In a diffuser it can be used to reduce germs and viruses in the atmosphere. It can stimulate the mind boost to the senses and memory

If you are new to aromatherapy we would recommend starting out with White Thyme as a less concentrated oil.

Interestingly Thyme oil is seven times stronger than carbolic acid, thus useful in hospitals as a disinfectant.

Blends well with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, Oregano, and Tea Tree

Although essential oils are 100% natural, some care always needs to be taken when using them. While most people have no adverse effects to using essential oils, some people are allergic to certain oils and some should not be used around pets. Its important to always do some research before using essential oils for the first time. Whilst essential oils can be used in healing and are so beneficial to well-being, you should always consult your GP if you are treating ailments. Usual warnings still apply. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use internally. Dilute before usage on the skin. Avoid eyes. If the oil causes irritation, discontinue use immediately.

* Please note this listing is for one 10ml bottle* Items also visible in the photographs are for aesthetic purposes only and are not included in the sale.

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