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Thyme Essential Oil


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Inci:Parfum (Thyme Oil Blend (Benchmark))

A very clear, fresh and spicy, powerful herbal aroma with a soft medicinal note. It is a blend of 4 thyme cultivars ethically grown in the UK, chemical and pesticide free and selected by renowned aromatherapist Maggie Tisserand, to give the most effective combination of antibacterial aroma-chemicals, whilst still being gentle on the skin.


A golden mobile liquid obtained by steam distillation of the aerial parts of four varieties the Thyme herb Thymus Zygis.
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Benchmark Thyme Essential Oil are:Perfuming.
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.


Skin Care
A very effective antifungal as well as being antibacterial, so include it in foot creams and gels.
A powerful antibacterial oil that is safe to use on the skin, so add it to products for acne-prone skin and other skin problems.
Has a very effective deodorant effect, so include it in cream and lotion deodorants as well as gel roll ons.
Excellent in shower gels and bath products and gives a clean, fresh aroma.
Hair Care
Add to a shampoo to clear dandruff and to prevent scalp infections.
Although the aroma is cool, it has been found to be emotionally warming and promotes self confidence.
Very soothing for aching muscles and joint pains in a massage blend or a balm.
Suggested Blends
Combine with Plai for analgesic balms.


Some individuals with sensitive skin may react if used in excess.


Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to work in hospital wards and hospices as it is more effective and works faster than tea tree oil against MRSA and MSSA bacteria.
It is effective in 2 hours of application whereas the next best oil tea tree, takes 24 hours.
It also gives less irritation to the skin than any other antibacterial oils.
Historical Information
Benchmark Thyme contains an uniquely balanced blend of components. 23% terpenes, of which the largest percentage is alpha-terpinene, well over 40% alcohols, primarily linalol, some esters, primarily linalyl acetate, and 32% phenols, primarily thymol with traces of carvacrol.
The alcohols and esters give it gentleness, while the terpenes and phenols give it phenomenal germ fighting abilities.
As it is a blend of four cultivars of thyme, it will dependably be consistent in every batch.