You know that rampant antibiotic use is creating drug-resistant strains of infection. Benchmark Thyme was developed by aromatherapist Maggie Tisserand specifically to combat MRSA. Studies have shown it kills MRSA within two hours! This powerful blend is gentle, making it a better choice for children than tea tree oil. Keep your family protected whenever and wherever infection and microbes rear their ugly heads.
Plant Parts: Flowers & Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Aldehydes, Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Note Classification: Middle
The History of Benchmark Thyme
Benchmark Thyme is a specially formulated blend of thyme oils, with thymol and linalool being its major components, together with relatively high concentration of alpha-terpinene and terpinen-4-ol, compounds found in tea tree oil but not usually in thyme oil. All four of these chemicals have particularly strong anti-bacterial effects and are found in a variety of essential oils, to varying degrees, but not in high concentration in one single oil – giving it a power punch against microbes – which is why four different thyme plants were put together to create Benchmark Thyme.
Benchmark Thyme is a unique blend of four ethically grown (chemical and pesticide free) Thyme oils. This combination of thyme oils has been chosen to provide the most effective composition of anti-bacterial aroma-chemicals, but is still gentle on the skin.
Maggie Tisserand, who has been involved with essential oils since the mid-1970s and is the author/co-author of five books on aromatherapy, has worked with distillers to create this co-distilled, wonderful oil. Read about her research on Essential oils that work against MRSA in her new book “Aromatherapy VS MRSA” soon to be released (check back here as Inshanti will be carrying the book as well).
Maggie Tisserand’s MRSA research and her oil, Benchmark Thyme, is “the result of many years’ research and analysis into finding the best combination of Thyme plants. Grown in the UK, and with many remarkable features.”
On Maggie’s website she writes “Benchmark Thyme is a unique blend of ethically grown (chemical and pesticide free) Thyme oils, carefully chosen by to provide the most effective composition of anti-bacterial aroma-chemicals, whilst being gentle on the skin”.
“The uniqueness of Benchmark Thyme is that it is a combination of aroma-chemicals (see chart below) that is unique in its overall composition. Some aroma-chemicals like terpinen-4-ol can be found in Tea Tree oil and some, like linalool, can be found in Thyme Linalool, but only in Benchmark Thyme do all of these aroma-chemicals (and more) come together in a synergistic combination; all from our four thyme oils”.
Maggie Tisserand article: “Aromatherapy Oils Could Kill Superbug“