What is Thyme Oil?

Thyme oil is an essential oil derived from the thyme plant.

Thyme plants are native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, but they are also found in other parts of the world with a similar climate, such as North Africa and parts of Asia.


What does Thyme Oil smell like?

When smelling thyme oil, you can expect a bold, assertive scent that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your senses.

A large bush of fresh thyme. An essential oil used in Minus Bite All natural pest repellents
A large bowl of fresh thyme. An essential oil used in Minus Bite All natural pest repellents
Fresh thyme essential oil, an all natural ingredient in some of minus bite all natural pest repellents

Thyme oil has several industrial uses due to its various properties, including

its strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties, as well as its appealing fragrance

Is Thyme oil a natural bug repellent?

Thyme oil has been found to be effective against a broad range of pests, including mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ticks, and moths. It is a safe and natural alternative to chemical insecticides and repellents, making it an ideal choice for those who prefer to use eco-friendly and non-toxic pest control methods.

How does Thyme oil repel bugs?

Thyme oil works by interfering with the nervous system of insects, which makes it difficult for them to feed, fly or even mate.

Thyme is an exceptional natural pest repellent that can help keep your home and garden free from pesky insects. Whether you’re dealing with mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ticks, or moths, thyme oil can be an effective and safe solution to keep them at bay.

Is Thyme Oil in Minus Bite Pest Repellents?

Yes, Thyme oil is an active ingredient in our all natural Ant Spray, Plant Spray, Rodent Spray and Snake Spray

Benefits of Using Cedarwood Oil on the Skin at the right concentration

Natural antiseptic: Thyme oil has natural antiseptic properties, making it effective at fighting bacteria and other pathogens that can cause skin infections.

Anti-inflammatory: Thyme oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness, swelling, and irritation on the skin.

Antioxidant: Thyme oil is a potent antioxidant, which means it can help protect the skin against free radical damage that can lead to premature aging and skin damage.

Acne-fighting: Thyme oil contains compounds that can help control acne by reducing inflammation, fighting bacteria, and regulating sebum production.

Relaxation: Thyme oil has a calming and soothing aroma that can help promote relaxation and reduce stress levels.

Honey Thyme Homemade Cough Syrup

fresh thyme and honey cough syrup. Thyme is used for so many purposes, it's an ingredient in Minus Bite All Natural pest repellents.

2 cups water

3 tablespoons organic fresh or dried thyme*

1 cup organic raw honey 

Reading Material on Thyme Oil


Fresh thyme cuttings in a bowl to make all natural thyme essential oil, an ingredient found in minus bite all natural pest repellents.

The Uses of Thyme Oil for Health

A fresh branch of thyme, perfect to make thyme essential oil, an ingredient in Minus Bite all natural pest repellents.


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