Product Spotlight: Thyme

Thyme Oil Product Description

For centuries, thyme has been used across nations and cultures for incense in holy temples, ancient embalming practices, and warding off nightmares. Just as its history is rich with a variety of uses, thyme’s diverse benefits and uses continue today. Thyme essential oil is extracted from the leaf of the thyme plant and is high in thymol. The powerful combination of organic chemicals in Thyme essential oil provide a cleansing and purifying effect on the skin; however, because of the prominent presence of thymol, Thyme oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil before application. Thyme essential oil also has the ability to naturally repel insects.

Where to Buy Thyme Oil

To buy a pure bottle of Thyme, visit the Thyme oil product page or order from a local doTERRA Wellness Advocate.

For maximum effect, essential oils must be both potent and pure. Often times, oils that are available for purchase contain filler substances and other elements that dilute and alter the purity and lessen their benefits and effects. In order to maintain a high standard of pure essential oils, doTERRA puts every batch of essential oils through the CPTG® protocol. This protocol examines the essential oils through a series of rigorous tests. If the oil is found pure, then it is sold for public use so that individuals across the world can experience the powerful benefits of essential oils.

In order to establish a high level of potency in essential oils, essential oil plants must be grown in optimal soil, temperature, and climate and then harvested at the right time. doTERRA sources their essential oils from locations all over the world for this purpose. doTERRA’s sourcing methods allow for the essential oil plants to be grown in their ideal environment and be harvested by skilled, local farmers.

This extensively thought-out process of sourcing and testing allows for doTERRA’s essential oils to reach a high standard of purity and potency. When you buy doTERRA essential oils, you are purchasing quality and effectivity.

Thyme Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Feeling mentally lethargic in the middle of the day? For a change of pace, add Thyme essential oil to your favorite daytime diffuser blend to get your mental wheels turning. Thyme oil has a stimulating aroma, and adding it to your favorite mid-day diffuser blend will promote a sense of alertness.
  2. Spring clean your skin with Thyme essential oil. Because Thyme oil has a cleansing and purifying effect on skin, it is an ideal oil for skin care. To purify and promote healthy-looking skin, dilute one to two drops of Thyme essential oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and then apply the solution to targeted areas on the skin.
  3. Don’t let those insects bug you, just give them a little bit of Thyme. Thyme oil contains chemical properties that naturally repel insects. To keep those bugs away, place a couple of drops of Thyme oil on a cotton ball and put it in corners where those little creeping crawlies are sure to hide. When gardening, place Thyme oil, diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil, on your wrists and neck to keep the insects away.

Fun Fact

In the Middle Ages, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies as it was thought to impart courage to its bearer.

Plant Description

The thyme plant, Thymus vulgaris, is a small perennial plant. This plant is made up of many woody stems that are covered with tiny hairs. The leaves of the thyme plant are ovate and are slightly rolled at the edges. They also have hairy undersides. The tiny flowers that bloom from the plant are bluish purple to pink in color. Fruits also grow from the plant in the form of four tiny, seed-like nutlets. doTERRA’s Thyme essential oil is extracted from the leaf of the thyme plant.

Chemistry of Thyme Oil

Main Chemical Components: Thymol, para-cymene, γ-terpinene

The main chemical component of Thyme essential oil is thymol. Thymol has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the phenols functional group. Thymol contains warming properties.

Oils that Blend Well with Thyme Oil

Thyme oil blends well with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Oregano, and Tea Tree essential oils.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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