Thyme Essential Oil

Our expert Docteur Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.

An incredibly useful asset in medicine, cosmetics and aromatherapy, here’s all you need to know about Thyme Essential Oil to get the most out of this wonder ingredient.

What is Thyme Essential Oil used for?

  • Purify: Thyme Essential Oil’s antibacterial properties are an exceptional element for cleansing skin (especially acne) to leave it more purified than ever.
  • Rejuvenate: By boosting circulation, Thyme Essential Oil helps to stimulate blood flow to leave your skin glowing and youthful. It will also help to flush out toxins and send healing power to blemishes and scars to leave skin radiant and even.
  • Soothe: Thyme Essential Oil is renowned for its soothing properties. For a complexion that suffers from rosacea, irritation, blemishes or inflammation, thyme oil works to heal these conditions and help skin to look and feel healthy. If your skin needs an intense dose of soothing power, other Essential Oils like Chamomile oil can also be highly effective.

Where does Thyme Essential Oil come from?

With its origins in France, the Mediterranean regions and other parts of southern Europe, Thyme Essential Oil has been widely used for centuries to soothe the mind, body and soul.

History of Thyme Essential Oil

  • Greek origins: The word thyme derives from the Greek word ‘thymos’ meaning ‘perfume’, denoting the rich fragrance of the plant.
  • Egyptian rituals: The Ancient Egyptians used thyme as one of the steps in the embalming and mummification process.
  • Sleep easy: Medieval herbalists revered thyme for its ability to ward off evil spirits and bad dreams. It was even tucked under pillows to promote deeper, calmer sleep.

Facts about Thyme Essential Oil

  1. Shapes and forms: There are over 300 different types of thyme.

    According to Dr Couic Marinier, “the type of Essential Oil created depends on a variety of factors from geographical location and altitude to the amount of sunlight, humidity and rain it’s subjected to”.

  2. Be brave: For centuries, thyme has been thought to instil courage and strength. In fact, Roman soldiers would bathe in thyme before heading to battle and the bravest knights wore scarves embroidered with thyme.
  3. An unexpected ingredient: Thyme Essential Oil contains an element called thymol: a powerful antiseptic and an ingredient which is often found in popular mouthwashes such as Listerine.

Give both your skin and your health a boost with rejuvenating and soothing Thyme Essential Oil.