Lesson 33: Essential Oil – Thyme ct. Linalool (Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool)
Foundational Aromatherapy pages 149-150
Thyme ct. Linalool
Thyme ct. Linalool may suppress coughing fits caused by bronchitis or whooping cough. Good for cold, flu, and bronco-pulmonary infections. Being mild and delicate, it is very beneficial for children and the elderly. This particular type of Thyme has a wide range of uses when working with emotional issues typically associated with children.
➢ Non-toxic, non-irritating
➢ Safe for children and the elderly
Tried and True Uses
✓ Highly effective against infection it helps with childhood illnesses; cold, flu, bronco-pulmonary, spasmodic coughing, and whooping cough.
✓ Massage on heel of foot to fight tapeworms, intestinal worms, and amoeba in the gut.
✓ Effective renal drainer by detoxing the urinary system, especially for children worn out by long courses of antibiotics.
✓ Helps ease temper tendencies, violent acting out and unfounded fears.
✓ A good pain killer and local infection fighting agent for acute rheumatoid arthritis.
✓ Balances the appetite when used to treat eating disorders.
✓ A mental stimulant; eases mental deficiency, and fatigue helpful for nervous depression, and claustrophobia.
How Do I Use It?
SOAK IN THE TUB – Mix 3-5 drops in 1⁄4 cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes.
IT’S IN THE AIR – Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minutes intervals every two hours during the day.
BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT – Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.
SPRITZ & SPRAY – Mix 6-8 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area.
RUB IT IN – Add 4-6 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil or lotion. Massage into areas needing relief.
PUT IT ON – 1-2 drop, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. Mix 2-3 drops in 1 teaspoon of carrier, rub on chest and neck and on both sides of lower jaw.
Blends Well With
- Tea Tree
- Red Mandarin
- Analgesic – relieves pain
- Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria
- Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation
- Antioxidant – protects cells from damage
- Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism
- Antispasmodic – relieves spasms
- Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses
- Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions
- Immunostimulant – stimulates immune system
- Parasiticide – kills parasites
- Tonic – strengthens and fortifies central nervous system
- Sedative – (central nervous system)
- tranquilizes activity of body part
Gentleness, Protecting, Cordial, Purity and Honoring
Key Body Systems:
Immune, Respiratory, and Urinary
BOTANICAL NAME: Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool
WHERE GROWN: Spain, France, South Africa
AROMA: fresh, herbaceous, warm, radiant
PRODUCING ORGAN: flowers and leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distillation
NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE): top-middle
Main Chemical Families:
MONOTERPENES – warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier
MONOTERPENOLS – prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin
LAMIACEAE (Labiatae) – relieves headache and nasal congestion, energizes
“Thyme ct. Linalool is now my favorite oil for my kids. I love it because it’s not hot but can do most of the things Thyme Thymol can. Whenever my kids get sick, especially with lung issues or a cough, it’s what I reach for every time.“
*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
*SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.