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Thyme linalool essential oil

Commonly known as: Thymus Zygis Flower Oil (INCI), Thyme essential oil, Spanish red thyme essential oil, Garden thyme, Common thyme, Cultivated thyme, Farigoule.
Botanical name: Thymus zygis L.
Extraction process: Steam distillation.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves and flowering tops.
Location: Originates from the Mediterranean basin countries, now cultivated all over the world.
Flowering: From June to the end of September.
Provenance, origin: Spain.
Phytochemical composition: Linalool, terpinen-4-ol, thymol, alpha-pinene, trans-thuyanol-4, myrcene, alpha-terpinene, gamma-terpinene, limonene, citral (geranial + neral), geraniol.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Liquid; Colour: Colourless to pale yellow; Odour: Sweet, pleasant, linalool-like.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.872-0.885.
Benefits: Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, purifying, tonic, cleansing, astringent, fragrant.
Concerns: All skin typologies, especially acne-prone skin and problem skin; All hair typologies.



Antibacterial, antiseptic: To prevent the proliferation of bacteria which is explained by its strong content in monoterpenic alcohols (linanool, terpinene-1-ol-4...) and in terpenic esters (linalyl acetate).


Facial skincare(serums, creams);Body skincare(gels, balms, oils, scrubs);Hair care(shampoos, conditioners, lotions).


Keep away from light, and at a stable and moderate temperature.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Potentially dermocaustic and irritant. Do not use for babies under 3 months and for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil such as linalool may present a risk of allergy in some sensitive individuals when the essential oil is incorporated into a cosmetic composition (according to the 7th Amendment of the European Directive on cosmetic products (2003/15/EC)).

As a general rule, always test the application of your product on the elbow at least 48 hours before use.

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Well known since ancient times, the use of thyme for its virtues was already well exploited. Its name comes from the Greek "thumon" which means offering or perfume. This etymology refers to the time when the Greeks burned thyme leaves as an offering to the Gods as well as for the strong smell it emits. The Egyptians used it to embalm the dead, while the Romans used it to perfume their dishes and to purify the atmosphere of their homes. With more than 300 different species, thyme essential oil is used today in the composition of care products for skin problems thanks to its anti-bacterial properties. It is also used to perfume bath water. Thyme with linanool is described as a soft variant compared to that with thymol.