Thyme linalool - also known as Sweet Thyme -
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowering Tops
Aromatic Scent: Medium
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Pink Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Melissa, Pine, Rosemary, and Tea Tree
This Thyme is gentler than other well-known Thyme chemotypes such as Thyme Thymol.
However, this lesser-known oil is quite versatile and when diluted properly (up to 4.5%), it can be safely used on the skin.
Because of its gentle nature, Thyme linalool is an excellent component in facial toners and cleansers. Unlike some other germ-fighting oils, it will help soothe problem skin without causing irritation.
Thyme linalool has a woody, herbaceous scent and is often diffused to aid in respiration and digestion or to help ward off seasonal illness.
It can also provide a much-needed boost to the immune system after a hospital stay or antibiotic treatment.
Dilute Thyme linalool with a carrier oil of your choice to a maximum of 4.5% for topical use.
To help with digestion, add one drop to a teaspoon of carrier oil rub gently in a clockwise motion on the abdomen.
To support the immune system, diffuse Thyme linalool with other herbaceous scents such as Marjoram or Rosemary.