Plant Part: Herb
Blends Well With: Cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, clary sage; geranium, lavender, lime, juniper berry, ylang ylang
Aroma: Dry, sweet, herbaceous, and slightly-peppery
Who has thyme to get sick these days? (See what we did there? That’s what you call punny!) But really, Thyme is an excellent essential oil that as a plethora of antimicrobial and antifungal properties to keep you and your family healthy.
Thyme dates back centuries and has been used for a wide variety of reasons. In fact, it was used in Greek soldiers’ baths to give them power. This versatile herb not only smells delicious, but continues to lend its strength to repel insects, bacteria, and stiff joints away. This essential oil can be used in non-toxic, homemade household cleaners or simply distilled in the home for a fresh, earthy, stimulating scent in minutes.
Thyme is a well know herb in many cultures. It is an herb that has light pink colored flowers. To make the essential oil, the herb is steam distilled, collected, and bottled to be used in homes around the globe.
Uses of Thyme Essential Oil
Circulatory system: minimizes arthritis and rheumatism pain, supports proper circulation
Digestive system: prevents cramping, reduces flatulence
Limbic system: encourages good mental health, reduces insomnia symptoms
Respiratory system: relieves congestion, bronchitis, asthma and cough symptoms
Urinary system: heals urinary tract infection
Skin and beauty: corrects oily skin, eliminates scarring, dermatitis, and eczema
Therapeutic Properties: anthelmintic, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticide, neurotonic, parasiticide, stimulant (digestive, circulatory, limbic, immune, respiratory), stomachic, sudorific, vermifuge
Recipes With Thyme Essential Oil
- 2 drops thyme oil
- 2 drops lavender oil
- ¼ cup Epsom salts
- Fill bath with hot water and soak for 20 minutes.
- 2 drops thyme oil
- 2 drops geranium oil
- 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
- Add to 2oz bottle, shake and apply to lower abdomen gently.
- 3 drops thyme oil
- 3 drops peppermint oil
- 1 drop tea tree oil
- Add to diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 mins as needed.
- 10 drops thyme oil
- 10 drops lemongrass oil
- 8 drops tea tree oil
- Add to 4 oz spray bottle, fill remaining with hot water and shake before use on cabinets.