Learn About Carvacrol, A Powerful Antioxidant in Thyme and Oregano Essential Oil

Learn About Carvacrol, A Powerful Antioxidant in Thyme and Oregano Essential Oil

We all know that antioxidants are good for us. Almost every day, it seems that new scientific studies prove the health benefits of antioxidant compounds.

Today, our focus is on carvacrol, an antioxidant substance, found in high concentrations in thyme and oregano essential oils.Carvacrol antioxidant found in doTERRA oregano and doTERRA thyme essential oil

In recent years, carvacrol caught the attention of scientists researching naturally-occurring compounds as alternatives to traditional, synthetic food preservatives. The researchers tested carvacrol on human cells in vitro. Their findings confirm that carvacrol is generally safe to use, and suggest that essential oils are a viable source of antioxidants in high concentration.

While this research suggests carvacrol is well-tolerated, remember that pure essential oils are a powerful source of antioxidants, and that you should use care when administering them. Learn about how to use essential oils safely, which includes how to mix them with a carrier oil, where needed, in the correct proportions.

Learn more about carvacrol here:

Ways You Can Benefit from Carvacrol an Antioxidant in Oregano and Thyme Essential Oils

Diffuse: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil, and then apply to desired area.

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