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Thyme, Benchmark

Thymus zygis loefl


Protect your family from infections with this unique blend of four thyme oils crafted to create a powerful antibacterial germ fighter. Benchmark thyme is gentle on the skin so you can safely use it on your children.

5 ml.
15 ml.
30 ml. (1 oz)
2 oz.
4 oz.
8 oz.
16 oz.


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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: Ethically Farmed
Aroma: Herbal
Note Classification: Middle



Cleaning: Add benchmark thyme to your homemade cleaning products. Use in a spray bottle to wipe down counter tops, telephones and doorknobs or to spray over bedding.

Cuts & Scraps: Apply benchmark “neat” to any cut or abrasion to help kill and prevent infection.

Diffuser: Diffuse benchmark during cold or flu season to kill those nasty germs in the air. Optional: Create sunshine to your space by adding citrus oils to your diffuser blend!

Hand Sanitizer Soap: Make a liquid soap to help prevent and kill germs. See recipe in recipes tab.

MRSA: Make a liquid soap. See recipe in recipes tab.

Respiratory Ailments: Use in a bath to relieve symptoms of colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and viral infections. See recipe in recipes tab.

Skin Infections: Make a liquid soap to help kill and prevent skin infections such as, abscesses, bedsores and acne. See recipe in recipes tab.

Oral Thrush/Candida: See recipe in recipes tab.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.


Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Warms mind and body
  • Promotes confidence

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Antifungal — An agent capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Anti-infectious – Helps the body strengthen its own resistance to infective organisms and rid the body of illness.
  • Anti-oxidant– An agent that inhibits oxidation.
  • Antiviral – An agent that can destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
  • Bactericide – An agent that destroys bacteria.
  • Immunostimulant – Stimulates functioning of the immune system.


Benchmark Bath Soak

Bath Salts: Add 8–10 drops total of benchmark thyme to each ounce of salt (Pink Himalayan Salt or Epsom Salts). Use 1 tablespoon of that blended salt and mix with 1 tablespoon of milk or carrier oil. Then add to a full bath.

Milk: Add 3–4 total drops of essential oil to a cup of milk. Add the milk to your full bath.

Jojoba Oil: Add 3-4 drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of jojoba and add to your full bath.


Benchmark Soap (anti-infectious)

60 drops benchmark thyme

20 drops lavender

4 oz. castile soap

4 oz. empty pump container

Directions: Blend all ingredients together in a 4 oz. pump container. Can be used as a antiseptic hand, body and scalp wash.

Use Benchmark Soap to make a compress for skin infections such as, abscesses, acne, bedsores, and MRSA: Simply place 1–2 cups of water in an appropriately sized bowl and add the desired amount of Benchmark Soap that you need for the intended purpose. Swish around using a soft cloth – ideally use an all 100% cotton washcloth. Slightly wring out cloth and apply the cloth until it cools, then repeat for 2–3 times. Do this every 3–4 hours as needed to help ‘draw’ the infection out.


Oral Thrush Coconut Pulling

3 drops benchmark thyme

2 drops palmarosa

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Take a mouthful of the mixture and swish it for about 10 minutes. Spit it out in the trash and rinse your mouth out – well.


If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.



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 antibacterial 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. This unique blend is powerful against bacteria but 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, worked with distillers to create this wonderful co-distilled oil. Read about her research on essential oils that work against MRSA in her book Aromatherapy VS MRSA.Tisserand’s MRSA work and her benchmark thyme oil are “the result of many years’ research and analysis into finding the best combination of Thyme plants.” The plants are ethically grown (chemical and pesticide free) in the UK.


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