Submissions Guidelines

Are you interested in submitting an article to be considered for publication in Therapeutic Thymes Magazine? Wonderful! We’re looking forward to hearing about your idea! Please review the general guidelines below, then contact us via the email at the end of this page.



  • Accepted article length: 500-2000 words.

  • Accepted language: English (USA)

  • Preferred format: Word .doc or .docx

  • High resolution photos must be yours (or include permission to reprint).

  • Please only submit articles that have been proofread and corrected for grammar and punctuation. All data must be fact-checked prior to submission.

  • When mentioning a plant, herb, oil, etc., please include both the common name and the botanical name of the plant.

  • All references must be cited via numbered notations within the article and a full list of numbered references at the end of the article.

  • Articles should be informative and not a sales pitch.


We respond to all submission requests within 10 business days. Once we have notified you that we have accepted your article for publication, please do not publish or submit it for publication elsewhere. We reserve the first right to publish. If you wish to also use the article on your own website, you may do so after the magazine issue is released and you include ‘Originally published in Therapeutic Thymes Magazine.”


  • Brand names or trademarks in relation to essential oils

  • The phrase “therapeutic grade” in reference to essential oils

  • Recommendations for ingestion of essential oils unless you have been professionally trained in aromatic medicine

  • The words “to treat” or “treatment” unless your scope of practice allows such terminology

  • Again, articles are not advertisements for a specific product, service, or business. Your business will be noted in your bio.


Each author whose article is accepted for publication will receive the following in exchange for their article:

  • A complimentary copy of the issue in which your article is published

  • An author feature space that includes your bio, photograph and contact information

  • Monetary compensation $50 for a 500-2,000-word article with photos

  • Inclusion in the Business Directory in the issue in which your article appears ($25 value)


  • Articles submitted are not guaranteed to be published in the magazine. We will let you know, within 10 business days, if we plan to include your article in the magazine or if your article is not a good fit for our publication at this time.

  • Photos submitted with your article are not guaranteed to be included with your article in the magazine.

  • Please do not submit your article to other publications until one year after it has been published in our magazine. If an article published in our magazine is going to be published elsewhere after this period, please include the following statement in the article: “This article was originally published in the [specific] issue of Therapeutic Thymes Magazine.”


  • A brief professional bio (100 – 200 words approximately)

  • Your contact information (web address, email address, phone number, relevant social media links, etc. – however you’d like readers to be able to find/contact you)

  • A professional quality headshot (300 dpi) + photographer credit/contact information (Please make sure you have the photographer’s permission to use the photo.)

When you are ready to submit your article, please send everything in the checklist above in one email to with the article. Do not send separate emails with the different items from the checklist.

(c) Therapeutic Thymes, 2017