Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris.
Plant Part: Leaves and stems.
Origin: Hungary / Spain
Processing Method: Steam Distilled.
Description / Colour / Consistency: A moderately viscous but clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Red Thyme has a woody, medicinal scent described as both sharp and warming.
Blends With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.
Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) in height. It has a woody root system with a multi-branched stem, small elliptical greenish-gray leaves and pale purple or white flowers. Thyme is derived from the Greek word thymos that means 'perfume'. It was used in herbal medicines by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, as incense in Greek temples, and in embalming by the Egyptians. During the Middle Ages it was given to jousting knights for courage, and a sprig of thyme was later carried into courtrooms to ward off diseases (as well as to freshen the air).
Note: The active ingredient, thymol, may crystallize in temperatures below 20 degree Celsius. We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state. Be sure to shake before use.
IT MAY CAUSE SENSITIVITY IN SOME INDIVIDUALS.
CONSULT PHYSICIAN BEFORE USE IF PREGNANT.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
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