Mountain Rose Herbs

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Thyme, Red Essential Oil

  • Thymus zygis
  • Origin: Spain
Thyme, Red Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Thymus vulgaris and Thymus zygis

Parts Used

Leaf and flower

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful


Medicinally known for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It is also extensively used as a household cleaner.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, marjoram, peru balsam, pine, rosemary, tea tree

Herbal Miscellany

The name has two possible Greek origins. The first being thymon which means to fumigate. This comes from the herb being used as an incense. The second is thumon meaning courage. Thyme was associated with bravery.


Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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