Thyme Oil – Cosmetic

Botanical name: Thymus serpyllum

Plant part: Herb


CAS: 8007-46-3

EINECS CAS: 84776-98-7

EINECS: 284-023-3

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Cosmetic Ingredient

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Description: Thyme essential oil is obtained from the dried herb of Thymus serpyllum through steam distillation. The yield of essential oil from the plant material is between 0.4 and 5%.

Special Characteristics: Thyme essential oil is typically a reddish-brown liquid. It has a distinctive, warm, strong, and spicy aroma. The essential oil easily dissolves in alcohol (1:2 with 80% ethanol), vegetable oils, and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water. Key components include thymol, carvacrol, limonene, linalool, and isomeric pinenes. The red color of thyme essential oil is caused by natural copper compounds in the phenolic components of thymol and carvacrol.

Applications: The components of thyme essential oil also have medicinal properties. Thyme and its preparations have been used since ancient times in remedies and poultices, particularly in respiratory ailments. Thyme essential oil is one of the most important essential oils in phytotherapy and aromatherapy. Recent studies have shown that thyme essential oil has strong anti-infective properties and can act as a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Particularly in cases of bronchopulmonary infections (bronchitis, pneumonia, congestion), it can be used as an ointment, bath oil, and as an additive in massage oil. This effect is attributed to the phenolic components thymol and carvacrol. Thyme essential oil also has powerful analgesic properties. Therefore, it can be used as an ointment for rheumatic conditions, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint pain. Thyme essential oil can also act as a spasmolytic agent. In cases of muscle spasms and cramps, it can be applied as a bath or massage oil.

In aromatherapy, thyme essential oil is used for its neurotonic and stimulating properties in neuralgia, general weakness, sleep disorders, and neuroblenetic dystonia. Application can be done with an aromatic lamp, bath oil, or as an additive in massage oils. Thyme essential oil is used as an aromatic ingredient to achieve spicy and herbal notes in fragrance production. It is also used to cover other unpleasant odors. Additionally, you will find it in Lavender Eau de Colognes and soaps. In oral care products, it is used for the fresh and herbal flavor it imparts. Thyme essential oil blends well with bergamot, eucalyptus, pine, lavender, marjoram, mandarin, lemon balm, rose, rosemary, Tea Tree, and lemon.


CAUTION: Always use diluted in a carrier oil or other solvent.


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