Thyme essential oil comes from the thyme plant, Thymus vulgaris. This small plant consists of several woody stems covered with small hairs. The leaves of the thyme plant are ovate, slightly rolled on the sides and hairy on the underside. The small flowers that bloom from the plant are bluish to pink in color.
The thyme plant has a spicy, warm aroma that is both powerful and intense. Known since ancient times as a medicinal herb, thyme contains high amounts of thymol, an organic natural compound with strong antibacterial properties.
Thyme is therefore excellent for supporting the immune system, the respiratory tract, the digestive system and the nervous system. Thyme offers the following cosmetic benefits:
Purifies the skin: The antibacterial properties of thyme are so powerful that it is perfect for cleansing the skin (especially acne) to make it clearer than ever before
Rejuvenates the skin: Thyme helps to stimulate circulation, making your skin radiant and youthful again. It removes and flushes toxins from the skin, leaving the skin looking radiant and even.
Soothes the skin: Thyme essential oil is known for its calming and soothing properties. Ideal for people who suffer from skin irritation, pimples or inflammation.
You can use thyme essential oil:
- In aromatherapy: Thyme essential oil has an energizing aroma, and adding it to your diffuser will leave you feeling refreshed.
- To clean your skin: Thyme has a cleansing and purifying effect on the skin, it is an ideal oil for skin care. Mix 1-2 drops of thyme oil with two tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil and then apply it to your skin.