Red Thyme Essential Oil has two varieties that are recognized from thymus vulagaris, red and white. The red thyme oil is a crude distillate and has a high oil percentage. The white thyme oil is is created by re-distilling the red oil and yields a lower oil percentage. The value of thyme oil depends upon the amount of phenols it contains. A moderately viscous but clear, pale yellow liquid. Thyme has a woody and sharp, herbal scent that is long lasting and intense.
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris.
Main Constituents: Thymol: 35 - 50%, p-Cymene: 15 - 32%, Gamma Terpinene: 5 - 15% and Carvacrol: 2 - 9%
Plant Part: Leaves and stems.
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Colour / Consistency: A moderately viscous but clear, pale yellow liquid.
Cautions: Red Thyme contains a high amount of toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes, and must be diluted well before use. Avoid use if under the care of a physician.
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