Thyme Borneol Essential Oil

Adam Michael has this to say “This thyme borneol essential oil aromatically exudes layers upon layers of richly charged savoury warmth, so herbaceous, camphoraceus and sweet medicinal aspects, traces of barbecued meats, clove bud, the type of aroma that conjures up images of a cold Autumn day, sat at the kitchen table, log fire roaring, and all whilst tucking into a well herb-seasoned meat and vegetable casserole dish with a side of dumplings and plain rice….pure bliss.

Major constituents of thyme borneol essential oil include borneol at over 35%, alpha-terpineol, beta-caryophyllene, camphene, carvacrol, linalool, thymol. This oil is produced by steam distillation of the flowering plants and is warm yellow/amber in colour.

When inhaled from the bottle this oil can be useful to regulate breathing, reduce heavy coughing and stop wheezing – as an asthmatic I can vouch that this material really helps in calming early flare ups. Diluted heavily to no more than 1% in carrier oil, this oil can be considered useful for treating fatigue. Within perfumery, useful within lavender-colognes, citrus-colognes, and generally wherever rich savoury herb qualities are required. Lasts about 30 hours on the strip.

Gardening tip:
If you grow thyme in your garden and find slugs under the foliage then you are likely growing one of the nonphenolic thyme species which makes sense as they omit a much more human friendly smell and would therefore likely end up as a plant in one’s garden. If you want to grow slug resistant thyme (as resistant as it can be), then you have the best chance by growing the carvacrol type – slugs hate it as do all flying insects, (but it’s not effective in seedling stage, you are looking at about 4-5 months if growing from seed before the plant omits the carvacrol to the extent it’s a slug deterrent).

Botanical Name: Thymus satureioides

Origin: Morocco