Thyme essential oil, certified organic

NZ $10.20


Certified Organic Essential Oils, Essential Oils: P - Y


Thyme essential oil, certified organic


Thymus vulgaris


Certified organic, BioGro




Sweet, warm, herbaceous

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus (all), geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peru balsam, pine, rosemary, teatree



Palm oil


Animal tested




Description: There are over 300 species of this perennial herb, an evergreen that reaches 30 cm at full height. Thymus vulgaris is commonly known as the ‘garden thyme’ due to its use in cooking. It has small green-gray elliptical leaves and tubular flowers that grow in mauve (thyme flowers in other varieties can be white, pink, purple or red).

History: So important was the herb’s aroma that its name was culled from the Greek thymon, meaning, 'to fumigate'. On the other hand, its name has also been linked to the Greek word thumon, meaning 'courage' – as the plant was associated with bravery. Indeed Roman soldiers bathed in thyme before entering a battle, and in the Middle Ages sprigs of thyme were woven into the scarves of knights departing for the Crusades. 

Common uses
Aromatherapy: Thyme oil has a pleasant and invigorating aroma, making it a popular choice in aromatherapy. Inhaling its scent can help improve mood, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity.

Air freshener: Thyme oil can be used as a natural air freshener. When diffused or added to homemade cleaning products, it can help eliminate odours and create a fresh, clean scent in your home.

Insect repellent: Thyme oil has insect-repelling properties. Mixing it with a carrier oil and applying it to your skin or clothing can help keep insects like mosquitoes and ticks at bay when you're spending time outdoors.

Cleaning agent: Thyme oil can be used as an effective natural cleaner. You can mix it with water and vinegar or use it in DIY cleaning solutions to disinfect surfaces and remove bacteria and germs.

Massage: When diluted with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil, thyme oil can be used for massages. It can help relax muscles, relieve tension, and provide a soothing experience.

Potpourri: Thyme oil can be added to potpourri or sachets to provide a pleasant scent in closets, drawers, or rooms.

Stress reduction: The soothing aroma of thyme oil may help reduce stress and promote relaxation when used in candles, bath oils, or as part of a relaxation routine.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin or children. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.


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