Thyme Essential Oil (White)
THYME Essential Oil (White)
Botanical Name: Thymus zygis
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Clear pale yellow to orange liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: White Thyme Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent. It is very powerful and penetrating, with strong herbaceous notes.
Product Abstract: Influenced greatly by its surroundings, Thymus zygis will produce very different oils depending on climate, soil condition and altitude. Most White Thyme Essential Oil comes from the zygis species of thyme because of its higher percentage of the active constituent, Thymol (45% or greater in superior grades) and its more attractive cost.
Thyme Oil White is an essential oil made by re-distilling the Red Thyme oil and even though it is widely used in the culinary arts, the medicinal value of this oil is very high. Thyme is considered to be the superstar of the herb garden because one of its important roles is that it is an antidote for poison and prevents diseases brought by plagues.
About Thyme: Firstly, it is important for me to stress that red and white thyme are both still derived from the same herb and are both manufactured in the same way. Generally, the steam distillation process is used to extract the essential phytonutrients of standard thyme organic matter (the natural name for the shrub occurring in nature is ‘red thyme’).
So after 1 distillation process, you are left with red thyme essential oil. This liquid is highly concentrated and contains all of the compositions that the plant has, but in high amounts (because of the concentration of the oil).
Because of the high concentration of red thyme essential oil, we highly recommend not using it if you’re pregnant or on young children under the age of 6. Even though the oil is regarded as non-toxic and has minimum risk attached to it, overuse may cause skin irritation or headaches – so it’s also important to patch test the oil to make sure that your skin doesn’t react negatively to the oil (which is rare, but better to be on the safe side).
White thyme essential oil is a further distillation of the red thyme essential oil. So, in other words, you distill the organic matter once in order to receive the raw, red thyme essential oil. From there, the oil is distilled once more in order to produce a thinner product that is less concentrated, but also less potent than red thyme essential oil.
The difference between the products is that I would recommend red thyme oil for more intensive treatments and specifically topical application (or internal use, in very controlled and regulated amounts), and white essential oil for everyday use and aromatherapy. The choice is really up to you, but they’re basically the same product in different grades.
Thyme Oil White: Thyme Oil White is a pale yellow essential oil that contains Thymol which is a strong a antiseptic. It has a pleasant aroma and pungent taste and it blends well with other oils.
Widely used as a flavouring agent for sauces, stews, roasts and soups.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
IMPORTANT: All Essentially You Oils products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. See Disclaimer.