Botanical Name: Thymus zygis
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Description: Influenced greatly by its surroundings, Thymus Zygis will produce very different oils depending on climate, soil condition and altitude. Most White Thyme Essential Oil being harvested comes from the zygis species of Thyme because of it's more attractive cost and higher percentage of the active Thymol (45% or greater in superior grades).
Color: Pale yellow to orange-yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Fragrance: White Thyme Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent. It is very powerful and penetrating, with medicinal and green tones.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Common Applications: White Thyme Essential Oil is believed to have antiseptic qualities, as well as the ability to cultivate courage. Many aromatherapists credit White Thyme Oil with having stimulating, uplifting, and reviving properties. It should also be noted that the active ingredient Thymol may crystallize in temperatures below 20 degree Celsius. The more Thymol present, the greater it's propensity for altering states. We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use.
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Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.
Cautions: White Thyme Essential Oil is a possible skin irritant. It is toxic if not properly diluted. It is a powerful oil in the hands of an experienced Aromatherapist.