Essential Oil and Chemotypes

Did you know that some plants with the same species and genus(es) can yield two different essential oils that have very different chemical makeup, therapeutic actions, and most importantly, safety considerations?

This is very common for thyme, rosemary, and basil. 

Thyme ct thymol and thyme ct linalool have very different safety considerations so check out the safety data sheet of the oils you use just to be sure. 

Thyme rich in thymol is highly skin irritating at 1.3% max dermal rate according to Tisserand while the one that has majority linalool has no specific concerns. 

Happy oily Monday, loves 🌱💚