Thyme: Thymus vulgaris
Harvesting and Production: Thyme is steam or water distilled from the leaves and tops.
Household Uses: The oil is used extensively to flavor a wide range of food products such as sauces, dressings, pickles, and canned meat. Thyme oil has been shown to have the ability to inhibit and destroy some molds in foods, plus it exhibits an antioxidant and preservative action.
Perfumery: Thyme has a rich, powerful, sweet, warm, herb-like, somewhat spicy aroma. It is considered a top note. Thyme oil has a powerful freshness when used to scent soaps with a hint of medicinal qualities.
It is found in mouthwashes, gargles, toothpaste, and cough lozenges.
In small amounts, it can give a sweet, fresh note and blends with: bay leaf ,bergamot, black pepper, cajuput, cedarwood atlas, clary sage, clove bud, cypress, elemi, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, nutmeg, rosemary, and vetiver in spicy colognes and aftershaves.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.