Savory, Winter (Mountain Savory)
Pure, Therapeutic grade Winter Savory essential oil, also known as Mountain Savory
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / flowering plant
Fresh herbaceous odor, remindful of thyme or sage
Carvacrol, Thymol, Gamma-Terpenine, Carvacrol Methyl Ester, Beta Caryophyllene
Botanical family: Laminaceae
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Research on the use of Winter Savory in the treatment of HIV suggests that it may have anti-HIV activity.
Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, immunostimulant, stimulant (Battaglia, 2003).
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Useful in the treatment of general infections, in low concentration promotes wound healing (burns, cuts, abscesses), adrenal stimulant.
Stimulates the nervous system. Revitalizing, energizing, increases motivation.
Modes of Administration
Topical: Diffuse or dilute with vegetable oil or other carrier and apply topically in concentration no greater than 1%.
Blends well with
Dermal irritant and mucous membrane irritant. Do not use if you are pregnant, or have sensitive skin. Do not use for children under the age of 2 years. Do not use in concentrations greater than 1%. Always skin test for sensitivity before extensive use.
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
Althea Press, Essential Oils: Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.