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Cosme-Phytami™ Thyme

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Thyme is a small perennial sub-shrub that grows spontaneously in dry, sunny places in the Mediterranean region. Thyme has been known since ancient times: Dioscorides and Hippocrates mentioned it in their writings, the Egyptians used it to embalm their dead, the Greeks and Romans used it as incense in their festive rituals, and the women of these various people used it as perfume and ointment. It was the Benedictine monks who spread thyme throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages. Charlemagne recommended its cultivation in the Capitulary of Villis. In the 14th century, to protect themselves from the plague, people wore masks containing aromatic plants: lavender, thyme, rosemary, and laurel. Thyme is also used in the composition of the Vinegar of the Four Thieves, a traditional antiseptic of the 17th century which was listed in the Codex in 1748. Thymus derived from the Greek “thumos” meaning "heart", "strength" and "courage", in reference to the toning and stimulating characteristics of the plant. As for the Greek root, it is said to derive from the Egyptian “tham”, meaning a plant used to embalm the dead. As for its species name, vulgaris, it means "common". A symbol of courage in the Middle Ages, thyme was embroidered on the scarves of knights.

INCI name

Glycerin (and) Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract

Cosme-Phytami Thyme

Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Botanical extracts
  • Conventional extraction


  • Active ingredients
  • Emotive ingredients

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Foot care
  • Leg care
  • Make-up removal
  • Nail care & colour
  • Scalp treatments
  • Shampoos
  • Beard care

Consumer benefit

  • Antimicrobial
  • Purifying

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • Preservative free

% Natural content – ISO 16128

  • 100

Manufacturing processes

  • Zeodration


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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Category: Data sheet

Title: Cosme-Phytami Thyme

Also used as aromatic plant or for medicinal use, thyme has soothing, cleansing and purifying properties for a cleaned and balanced skin.

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