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.
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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!
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!
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.
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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