Thyme (Ct.Linalool) Essential Oil, France

  • 10 ml     449 Thai Baht

  • 30 ml     1,099 Thai Baht

  • 100 ml   2,879 Thai Baht

  •           Thyme is an herbal spice in the mint family commonly used in cooking. It produces one of the most remarkable varieties of essential oils from the same species of plant. Thyme presents opportunities to tune production of an essential oil to suit a large variety of issues. There are 6 main chemotypes, another 3-4 rare types and even more nearly unique types from just this species.

  •           The oil of each chemotype can be radically different so much so that the aroma, benefits and hazards are not the same from one oil to another. Other chemotypes can be produced in different environments and other cultivation/production techniques. There are also over 300 species in the same family that are sold as “Thyme” and essential oils are produced from a few of these.

  • Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris L.

  • Origin:                  France

  • Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

  • Parts used:          flowering / top

  • Color:                  Golden Yellow

  • Perfumery Note:  Top             

  • Consistency:        Thin

  • Aromatic Description: Woody, Herbaceous, Soft Peppery Sweet

  • Blends well with: Balsam Peru, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Geranium Rose, Grapefruit, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Niaouli, Myrtle, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree

  • Initial Strength:   Medium

  • Class:                    Monoterpenol

  •           Thyme linalool type is sometimes called “Garden Thyme” and is the mildest form of thyme and can be used in higher concentrations (up to 4.5%) than other chemotypes of Thyme. It is the type recommended to use if using on children or the elderly and does not require the strong, specific cautions of other chemotypes.

  •           It is believed that, when grown at high altitude thyme absorbs more blue/ultraviolet light producing a milder linalool type essential oil, much like Lavender. When Thyme grows at lower elevations it absorbs more infrared light producing a sharper Thymol chemotype.

  •           The linalool chemotype has one of the highest concentrations of Linalool of any essential oil. It is less relaxing and more sedative than other types of thyme for improved sleep. Linalool is sometimes used to reduce the intensity of seizures. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities that can benefit sore muscles and joints.

  •           Linalool is a common addition to cleaners and more than 60% of perfumed hygienic products such as soaps, detergents, shampoos and lotions. It is an effective insecticide against fleas, fruit flies and cockroaches and disruptive to coddling moth pheromones. Linalool by itself is not a very effective mosquito repellent but combined with the other constituents of thyme may be mildly effective with a more pleasant scent than many repellents.

  •           There are also other types that can be produced by environment, timing and other cultivation/production techniques.


  • Some common chemotypes of this species include;

  •           ct. Thymol – 47% to 62% Thymol

  •           ct. Linalool – 72% to 79% Linalool

  •           ct. Thujanol – approximately 47% Thujanol

  •           ct. Geraniol – approximately 25% Geraniol

  •           ct. Carvacrol – approximately 42% Carvacrol

  •           ct. Limonene – approximately 24% Limonene (and appx. 27% Thymol)

  •           ct. P-cymene – 25% to 45% P-cymene, precursor to formation of thymol or carvacrol


  •           Note: Most essential oils cannot be taken internally, but even when they can, essential oils are highly concentrated and require dilution, special training and caution that Aroma & More does not yet provide. You can never drink any essential oils at 100% strength or diluted in water-based liquids.

  •           Caution: Old or oxidized oils may cause skin sensitivity. Essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Information is provided for educational purposes only. It is up to the customer to determine if the product is right for their intended purpose. Special consideration should be made before applying essential oils to pregnant women, children or the elderly. If under a doctor's care, please consult the physician before using essential oils. If applying to skin essential oils must be diluted correctly and Aroma & More recommends testing on a small area of skin to check for reaction before attempting a full body massage. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.



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