Proper Name Thyme Linalool
Scientific Name Thymus vulgaris
Country of Origin Spain
Synonyms French thyme, garden thyme, red thyme, white time
Plant Family Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Parts Used Dried leaves and flowering tops
Extraction Method Water or steam distillation
Physical Characteristics Red brown or orange liquid
Dominant Note(s) ground
Aroma Warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful odour
Main Constituents Thymol and carvacrol (up to 60%), cymene, terpinene, camphene, borneol, linalol; depending on the source it can also contain geraniol, citrol and thuyanol, etc.
Blends With Bergamot, lemon, rosemary, melissa, lavender, lavandin, marjoram, peru balsam, pine, etc.
Safety Precautions Contains large amounts of toxic phenols, can irritate mucous membranes, cause dermal irritation and may cause sensitization, use in moderation, in low dilution. Best avoided during pregnancy.