Thyme Leaf extract

THYME LEAVES (THYMUS VULGARIS) Habitat: Native to Southern Europe, widely cultivated in North America. Appearance: Perennial herb with woody stems and twigs that are velvety white. Flowers are lavender to white-pink in color. Odor: The variety of volatile oils (cymemes, terpenes, and terpineols among others) give it a characteristic pungent odor when broken or crushed. Functional Benefits: Thyme is an antiseptic rich in thymol. Besides extensive use as a kitchen herb and fragrance component, thyme is used in ointments and other OTCs to treat infections. It refreshes the skin and has excellent use in toners. It is also included in the formulations of toothpastes, soaps, creams and lotions.

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