This is the gentlest of the thyme cultivars. It is considered anti-bacterial and anti-infectious as well as being a fungicide. We are told that professional aromatherapists trained in Europe consider this chemotype safe for internal use, and effective against gastritis, upset stomach, and other intestinal conditions. Since essential oils are not used internally in the United States I am not recommending this, just passing along what I have read in the literature.
I have seen Thyme Linalol recommended for the treatment of infectious skin diseases. It is also useful in helping disinfect and heal oozing rashes from poison ivy, etc. as well as other contact dermatitis.
This Spanish cultivar is lower in the gentle esters than our wild grown French specimen, but also contains no discernible Thymol or Carvacrol, the intensely irritating components that make some Thyme oils contraindicated for topical use.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 2 to 3 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.