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Thyme Linalool essential oil


Thyme Linalool essential oil

Thymus vulgaris L. linaloliferum


The genus Thymus has more than 150 species distributed in Europe. They differ from each other by their chemotype (biochemical composition). Thyme is a small shrub belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It has very small leaves, of the order of a few millimeters, and its flowers formed in spikes varying from white to purple pink. Thymus vulgaris with linalool is the gentlest of thyme, both for the skin and for the mucous membranes.

Origin and history

Thyme is native to Europe and southern areas. Aromatic plant par excellence, condiment and medicinal, the use of thyme goes back to the dawn of time. In Ancient Greece, thyme was burnt as an incense in front of the altars of the gods. The Egyptians made ointments with thyme to embalm the dead. In the Middle Ages, witches made love potions with this plant. Finally, thyme is well anchored in Provençal “culinary customs”: Provence herbs, bouquet garni, dish in sauce, grilled meats, thyme liqueur.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: colorless

Odor: characteristic, powerful

Distilled parts: Flowering tops

Country of production: France

Density: 0.840 - 0.895

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents: Linalool

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Linalool, D-Limonene, Citral, Geraniol.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic thyme linalool is:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antimycotic
  • Immunostimulant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Dermatological.


The essential oil of thyme with organic linalool is indicated in case of colds, respiratory infections, spasmodic coughs, ear infections or when the immune system is weakened, especially that of children. Very gentle, it will be used in skin care, acne, mycosis, itching, eczema, psoriasis or warts.

Thanks to its stimulating and positive properties, it is useful in cases of nervous fatigue.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral route:

1 drop of organic thyme linalool essential oil, 3 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, in case of cold or respiratory infections.

On the skin :

Mix 20 drops of thyme essential oil + 50 drops of vegetable oil, apply to the areas to be treated: yeast infection, eczema, light burns, etc.

In diffusion:

In atmospheric diffusion, the essential oil of thyme linalool is an excellent nervous tonic, it increases psychic and physical resistance.

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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