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White Thyme Essential Oil: Our White Thyme has a 31.5% Thujone content and reputed to be strongly anti-viral. It is considered an antibacterial agent and helps to treat tick bites, prevent infection and has been known to work as a fungicide. Because of its Thujone content, please avoid use during pregnancy or with small children. This product is first steam distilled from the flowers of the plant which creates a red thyme oil. The re-distillation produces the more gentle white thyme.

Performance in Cold Process: This oil can cause some extreme acceleration. Try a very small amount in a blend, it is a good strong scent that should still shine through.

Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: USA
Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris
Part: Flower Herb

NOTE: This low-flashpoint oil (138º F) will ship Ground Only, regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. It cannot ship outside the lower 48 U.S. states.

Photo attribution - ©Can Stock Photo


Average Rating:
(based on 5 reviews)

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by Elvira
on 2/18/2015
white thyme
I loved the smell of this oil, however, when making CP goat's milk soap the mix turned to s solid in 5 seconds. So hard it almost broke my mixer. Total loss of product. Very disappointed with this oil.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Elvira! I'm so glad you loved the way the White Thyme Essential oil smells! Though I' sorry you were disappointed in how it behaved in Cold Process Soap.  We decided to do some more testing of this essential because of your reviews and found it does accelerate! To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your fragrance into this oil. This simply dilutes the fragrance oil’s initial acceleration. You can also add the oil/fragrance mixture earlier than usual. Rather than adding the fragrance at a thick trace, you can add it at the first sign of thin trace. Always hand stir the fragrance/oil mixture in with a fork/ladle and never, ever use a hand blender for problem oils. Lastly, raise your temperatures to about 110 to 115 degrees. This will help to keep your mixture more liquid than at a lower temperature.  If it does start to rice you can try using your stick blender to help smooth the soap out as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!

by Jennifer
on 1/30/2015
CP Acceleration!
This is nothing about the quality of the product just my personal experience... Ensure that you know that the scent of thyme smells like! It is very strong and in your face. It is a love it or hate it scent for sure. I attempted to make a batch of CP soap but it seized before I could get it into the mold. I will attempt again with hand-stirring the EO in instead of using the stick blender. I have never had an EO or FO set-up like that!

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Jennifer! I'm sorry this essential oil wasn't your favorite.  In our tests and recipes the White Thyme Essential Oil did not accelerate or seize.  There can be other reasons for acceleration like soaping with high temperatures or additives. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!

by Tianna
on 1/29/2015
Herbal & Strong
A little of this (like most EO's) goes a long way. I love it in an herbal essential oil blend I make for CP soaps, and have noticed no acceleration.
by Gina
on 10/24/2014
Don't like this one much
I think this is the only BB fragrance I haven't like. Since it is an eo I guess it usually smells this way. I like fresh thyme. This smells gasoline.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Gina! I'm sorry this essential oil wasn't your favorite. It does have a strong herby smell. If you're looking for other herbaceous essential oils, you may like Fennel, Sweet Essential Oil, Pure Basil Essential Oil, or Rosemary Essential Oil.

by Marnie
on 9/21/2014
Smells good, but accelerates trace
I paired this with mint, and the smell is nice. But be careful, because it REALLY accelerates trace. I would only use this in a loaf mold, because you need to mold it VERY QUICKLY.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Marnie! I'm sorry this essential oil wasn't your favorite. We've found it doesn't accelerate. However, several other factors, such as temperature, can cause soap to accelerate. I'll be emailing you personally to troubleshoot!

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