Red Thyme - White Thyme essential oils
White Thyme Essential Oil is derived from Thymus vulgaris, a perennial herb known for its medicinal properties. It goes through a distillation process and then is typically redistilled to remove certain elements, which results in a lighter color and scent. It is known for its purifying, stimulating and warming properties.
Red Thyme Essential Oil is also derived from Thymus vulgaris, but it's the first, unrectified distillate, which gives it a darker red color and a stronger, more herbaceous aroma. Red Thyme oil has powerful antimicrobial properties, but it's also more likely to cause skin irritation, so it should be used with extra caution.
Here are some recipes for each:
White Thyme Essential Oil Recipes
1. Invigorating Diffuser Blend:
- 3 drops of White Thyme essential oil
- 3 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
Add the oils to your diffuser following the manufacturer's instructions. This blend can help to stimulate the mind and promote focus.
2. Purifying Room Spray:
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 10 drops of White Thyme essential oil
- 10 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use and lightly mist the room for a purifying effect.
3. Stimulating Bath Soak:
- 1 cup of Epsom salts
- 5 drops of White Thyme essential oil
- 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
Combine ingredients and store in a glass jar. Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the mixture in a warm bath for a stimulating and invigorating soak.
Red Thyme Essential Oil Recipes
1. Warming Diffuser Blend:
- 3 drops of Red Thyme essential oil
- 3 drops of Orange essential oil
- 2 drops of Cinnamon essential oil
Add these oils to your diffuser according to the manufacturer's instructions. Enjoy the warming and comforting aroma in your home or office.
2. Anti-Microbial Surface Cleaner:
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 20 drops of Red Thyme essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use and spray on surfaces to clean. Wipe with a dry cloth.
3. Soothing Massage Oil:
- 2 tablespoons of Sweet Almond oil
- 5 drops of Red Thyme essential oil
- 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of Frankincense essential oil
Combine the oils in a glass bottle. Use this blend for a soothing massage. Always do a patch test first to ensure there is no skin irritation.
As with any essential oil, it's always a good idea to do a patch test first to ensure there's no skin irritation, and to consult with a healthcare provider or aromatherapist if you have any concerns.
Thyme essential oil, particularly Red Thyme, is potent and should not be ingested and should be used with care.
It should also be avoided by pregnant or nursing women, and by those with high blood pressure or epilepsy.