Latin name: Thymus vulgaris
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Thyme hydrolat's aroma is unmistakable! Applied to the skin it cleans pores - having a healing effect on acne.
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. Known as hydrosols they are aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials used during the production of essential oils. Containing the most water-soluble chemicals from plant materials and microscopic drops of essential oils.
Spray Tops Available in 100ml only, 500ml - 1000ml screw tops
Plant & Properties
A perennial evergreen herb growing around 40 cm high with a woody root. It has small, oval leaves, from which the aromatic essential oil is obtained with pale purple or white flowers. The plant is native to Spain and the Mediterranean it is now cultivated in Spain and France.
Rose (1999, p174) Considers it to be antiseptic, digestive, stimulating, revitalising and a boost to circulation.
Catty (2001, P137) Suggests that it is an immunostimulant, mildly antiviral and antifungal. Its antibacterial effects make it useful on wounds and boils, and as a mouthwash for mouth ulcers, teeth, gums, and for sore throats.
Skin Treatments Use hydrolats as cleansers, and toners, to make masks and for facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
Room Refreshers Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment. Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.
Mouthwash and Gargle Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.
Health Drink To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.
Baths Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath. Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths.
Compress Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated. For a hot compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth. Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.
Thyme Hydrolat Safety Data