Thyme ct. linalool
Plant Origin: France
Method: Steam distilled from plant
Cultivation: Grown using organic methods
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, sweet
Note (Evaporation Rate): Top-Middle
Key Constituents from GC/MS Analysis: Lot# TYL-102
para cymene 3.65%
caryophyllene <trans> 1.86%
Thyme ct. linalool
is milder than ct. thymol and may be used long-term to support health. It's gentle yet powerful propertes make it desirable to use with very young children, those with sensitive skin and the elderly.
Thyme ct linalool essential oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Inflammation, fallopian tube
Joint, minor aches and pain
Muscle, debility, spasm, sprain
Parasites, parasitic colitis
Respiratory, bronchitis, cough, cold, flu, laryngitis, mucus, pleurisy, tuberculosis, rhinitis, sinusitis, sore throat, whooping cough
Skin, acne, bacteria, infection, psoriasis, viral, warts
Dietary Supplementation of Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) Essential Oil - Effects on the Antiodant Status in Liver, Kidney and Heart Tissues by PubMed
Thyme Oil Can Inhibit COX2 and Suppress Inflammation
Thyme's Effects on Antioxidant Status by PubMed
Thyme Oil: A Natural Antibiotic by Dr. Mercola
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil, unscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator for ease of application of prediluted oil.
Inhalation: Diffuse or use a personal Nasal Inhaler
Internal: Thyme ct linalool is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, page 271-273.
Sheppard-Hanger, Sylla, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994, page.415
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, page 451.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, New World Library, 2016, pages 626-627.