Thyme- AroMeds Thymus vulgaris ct thymol is organically grown, and the leaves and flowering tops are steam distilled in South Africa. It is a member of the lamiaceae plant family, with a distinctive, warm, herbaceous and spicy aroma.
Emotional Support - thyme can encourage balance, tolerance, courage, alertness and warmth.
Blends well with- balsam fir, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, oregano, eucalyptus, lemon, mandarin, orange, ravintsara, ravensara, palmarosa, rosemary
Notes of interest- There are more than 300 different varieties of thyme, with 6 currently being used in aromatherapy. Make sure you know what chemotype you are using, because the thymes currently on the market all have different chemistry, and therefore different therapeutic strengths. The only thyme I use with children is thyme ct linalool. (not thymol)
Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation
Safety data- Avoid during pregnancy. May inhibit blood clotting. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.