Sweet Thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris ct. linalol) has a much warmer, sweeter aroma than White Thyme (Thymus vulgaris ct thymol), and quite a different chemical make-up – containing far less thymol and considerably more linalol. It is the most gentle and non-toxic Thyme oil and is considered safe for use on the skin and for children.
Safety Note: Avoid during pregnancy.
Skin: Sweet Thyme essential oil has gentle antiseptic properties which can be beneficial in the treatment of acne and other inflamed skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema.
Mind: Sweet Thyme is an excellent neurotonic and can be useful in treating stress, depression and nervous exhaustion. Also reputed to be useful in blends for those suffering with ME, chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis.
Body: Sweet Thyme oil is an effective immunostimulant. Can also be useful for muscular aches and pains and respiratory problems such as coughs and asthma.
Blends well with: most citruses and herbs, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood