Thyme Essential Oil
About Thyme oil
Thymol Linalool is one of 300 different types of Thyme oil. Also known as “garden” or “mild” Thyme, it is gentler than other varieties and is ideal to use on your skin when diluted.
We often use Thyme as a seasoning in cooking but it is also powerfully cleansing and purifying with antifungal and antibacterial properties. Research shows that it supports immunity when taken internally. Because our Thyme oil is food-grade quality, it is safe for this purpose.
Thyme oil Benefits
Cedarwood essential oil is cleansing and moisturising, and helps your skin, hair and scalp remain healthy. It soothes irritations, treats infections, redness and itchiness, and can prevent acne breakouts. It also heals minor cuts and scrapes. If you have arthritis, achy joints or sore muscles, Cedarwood oil’s anti-inflammatory properties are very effective.
How to Use Thyme essential oil
11 ways to use Thyme oil
For Your Body
Thyme oil is certainly versatile. It relieves pain from infections, aching joints and muscles. It’s healing for inflamed skin, burns and bites, and treats acne and oily skin too. You can also use to ease coughs and digestive issues, and to improve circulation.
11 ways to use Thyme oil for your body
To boost the immune system during infections, create a blend of
2 drops Thyme oil
2 drops Lemon oil
2 drops Clove oil lemon
Rub it into your chest and neck, twice a day.
Colds, coughs, sore throats
To soothe congestion and the dry tingling of a sore throat, create a herbal steam. To a pot of very hot water add:
6 drops Thyme oil
2 drops Eucalyptus oil
2 drops Lemon Oil.
Hold a towel over your head, close your eyes and bend over the bowl, inhaling deeply for 5 minutes.
To heal skin infections, bites and bruises, and promote healthy skin, dilute 1 to 2 drops of Thyme oil with a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba oil. Apply the solution to targeted areas on the skin.
For an abdominal self-massage to ease digestion, bloating and irritable bowel, combine:
2 drops Thyme oil
3 drops Peppermint oil.
30ml carrier oil (almond or jojoba)
Lie on flat surface or the bed, warm the oils in the palm of your hand and gently massage your stomach in a circular motion.
When your whole body is aching after a tough workout, create a relaxing Thyme oil massage blend of 2 to 4 drops of Thyme oil and a teaspoon of carrier oil. This releases muscle tension and reduces soreness.
You can also add Thyme oil to a bath for a soothing soak. Add 10 to 15 drops into warm bathwater.
Arthritis and rheumatism
Blend a few drops of Thyme oil with a carrier oil and massage into tender or inflamed joints a few times a day.
Acne and pimples
If you have a few spots, you can use Thyme oil to target individual pimples. Being more gentle than other Thyme oils, it will soothe problem skin without causing irritation.
Add 1 drop of Thyme oil to 10 drops of a carrier oil. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply to individual pimples. Leave the oil on your skin and the pimples should dry out after about 30 minutes
To treat your whole face, add 2–3 drops of Thyme oil to 2–4 tablespoons of plain yoghurt. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face (avoid the eye area). Leave on for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Cellulite and stretch marks
Create a blend of Thyme oil and a carrier oil and massage into cellulite to stimulate and detoxify the skin. The oil also firms the skin and improves its texture.
Once a day, use a cotton bud to place a drop of Thyme oil on the wart.
Thyme Oil cleanses the hair, soothes the scalp and reduces the build-up of dandruff. Its stimulant properties may also promote hair growth.
Create a Thyme oil shampoo by combining:
1/2 cup castile soap
1/2 cup water
(stir this mixture)
Add 16 drops Thyme oil
Taking Thyme oil internally
You can add 1–2 drops of Thyme oil to your favourite dishes or to replace dried Thyme. This will give you all the benefits of Thyme oil and its fresh, zesty flavour.
FOR YOUR MIND
The “linalool” in Thyme oil has relaxing properties. It calms the heart and relieves anxious thoughts. It also promotes concentration, focus and courage.
Place a few drops of Thyme oil on your pillow to promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares.
Add a few drops of Thyme oil to a diffuser to purify the air and create fresh, serene environment to energise the mind.
FOR YOUR SPIRIT
The ancient Greeks used Thyme oil to purify sacred places, and it also represented bravery and heroism. It can establish a feeling of certainty and direction for your spirit and provide the insights needed to follow your destiny and vision.
It is associated with the heart and solar plexus chakras. If you feel lost or unsure, Thyme oil can support you as you find your path.
3 drops Thyme oil
3 drops Peppermint oil
3 drops Lemongrass oil
Add oils to your diffuser.
FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE
With its powerful cleansing and antibacterial properties, use a few drops of Thyme oil to cleaning products to dissolve dirt and grime. In a spray bottle, combine:
1 cup White Vinegar,
1 cup water,
30 drops Thyme Oil
Tighten the lid of the bottle and shake to thoroughly combine all ingredients.
Thyme oil can keep insects away when used in the home.
Place a couple of drops of Thyme oil on a cotton ball and put it in corners where crawling creatures hide. You can also dilute a few drops of Thyme oil with a carrier oil and dab on your wrists and neck to keep insects away
What’s in Thyme oil (Mild)?
100% organic Thyme oil
Steam distilled from the flowering tops of the thyme plant growing in fresh, sunny fields Spanish countryside.
Botanical Name: Thymol Linalool
Country of Origin: Spain
Aroma: warm, herbaceous, sweet, woody
Note: Middle to Top
Chemical constituents: Thymol, paracymene, linalool
What does Thyme oil blend with?
Blends well with: Cedarwood oil, Geranium oil, Lemon oil, Rosemary oil, Tea Tree oil
Keep out of reach of children
If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use. As Thyme oil is a “hot” oil, always dilute it with a carrier oil before applying to the skin or taking internally.
If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using Thyme oil.
Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of the body.