Thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris) is obtained from the Thymus vulgaris plant by steam distillation.
Thyme is a small, evergreen herb that grows low to the ground, up to a height of around 15 inches. It bears white to purple flowers.
Whole plants and flowering tops are harvested as flowering commences. They are distilled for oil or dried for elixirs, liquid extracts and infusions (some infusions use fresh herb).
Red thyme oil is produced by the first distillation of the dried leaves and flowers.
The main constituents of the oil are thymol and carvacrol and it is often used as a disinfectant. It is used in mouthwashes, surgical dressings, and soaps.
It is well known for its antiseptic, bactericidal and carminative properties.
Aromatherapists use thyme oil on skin and scalp complaints.
Our French Kiss Bubble Bar has thyme oil, in combination with lavender and rosemary essential oils, to give you a relaxing bath and a reviving kiss from across the channel.
We use thyme oil in our The Greeench powder deodorant for it antiseptic and bactericidal.