Have you been wondering what the benefits of using Thyme essential oil could be? I hope to give you some real world examples of how you can use this essential oil everyday.
Experts in language tell us that thyme’s name was derived form the Greek word thumus, meaning courage. In Medieval times, knights wore sprigs of thyme on their armor as a sign of courage. If you have been a little intimidated by this essential oil, have no fear. Your thyme reading this article with give you the courage to use this oil for yourself.
Top Properties of Thyme
Thyme essential oil packs a punch for the benefits it provides. It has chemical properties that can reduce discomfort, aches, or soreness, reduce mucus, increase alertness, reduce joint discomfort, and is germ-destroying and naturally cleansing.
In other words, this oil boosts energy, reduces aches, helps loosen mucus from respiratory passages and clear airways , fights unwanted bacteria or pathogens, reduces joint damage associated with inflammatory disorders of the joints and fights oxidative cell stress.
It is no wonder my top uses for this oil include immune boosting when you are feeling under the weather, boosting memory, fighting fatigue and stress, stimulating hair growth, reducing tension, detoxification, as an antioxidant, to reduce sore muscles and inflammation.
Thyme Oil Benefits
Feeling mentally lethargic in the middle of the day? For a change of pace, add Thyme essential oil to your favorite daytime diffuser blend to get your mental wheels turning.
Spring clean your skin with Thyme essential oil. Because Thyme oil has a cleansing and purifying effect on skin, it is an ideal oil for skin care.
Thyme’s internal benefits are not just limited to its flavorful addition to foods; its internal effects are much greater. Taken internally, Thyme oil supports a healthy immune system.*
Don’t let those insects bug you, just give them a little bit of Thyme. Thyme oil contains chemical properties that naturally repel insects.
Incorporating Thyme oil in your personalized deodorant will have a cleansing and purifying effect on the skin. For a herbaceous and floral scent, add Thyme essential oil.
Thyme essential oil is great for enhancing your favorite savory meals and can be used to replace dried Thyme.
Having Thyme essential oil on hand in the kitchen will not just prove to be helpful in cooking, but in cleaning as well. Thyme oil is one of the best essential oils for cleaning due to its powerful cleansing properties.
Ways To Use Thyme Essential Oil
- Thyme oil has a stimulating aroma, and adding it to your favorite mid-day diffuser blend will promote alertness.
- During winter months, add two drops of Thyme essential oil to a dōTERRA Veggie Capsule and take it internally.*
- To purify and promote healthy-looking skin, dilute one to two drops of Thyme essential oil with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and then apply the solution to targeted areas on the skin.
- To add a fresh herbal flavor to your food, use one to two drops of Thyme essential oil in meat and entrée dishes.
- Add Thyme essential oil to a natural cleaner to help to clean surfaces and remove dirt, grime, and unpleasant odors—all without the use of harmful chemicals.
- Create your own healthy alternative to commercial deodorants with this DIY Essential Oil Deodorant recipe. This recipe is easy to do and is customizable to your preferences.
- To keep those bugs away, place a couple of drops of Thyme oil on a cotton ball and put it in corners where those little creeping crawlies are sure to hide.
When gardening, place Thyme oil, diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil, on your wrists and neck to keep the insects away.
Where to Buy Thyme Oil
To buy a pure bottle of Thyme, visit my Thyme oil product page in my store.
For maximum effect, essential oils must be both potent and pure. Often times, oils that are available for purchase contain filler substances and other elements that dilute and alter the purity and lessen their benefits and effects. In order to maintain a high standard of pure essential oils, doTERRA puts every batch of essential oils through the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.