Thyme oil is a natural essential oil derived from the Thymus vulgaris plant, which is a member of the mint family. It is obtained through a process of steam distillation from the fresh or dried leaves and flowers of the thyme plant.
Thyme oil has a strong, herbaceous, and slightly medicinal aroma. It is pale yellow to reddish in color and has a thin consistency. The oil contains various active compounds, including thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene, and linalool, which contribute to its unique properties and potential health benefits.