Whether we sit at a desk most of the day or run marathons without breaking a sweat, our muscles often need support to maintain health.
Thyme can invigorate the senses when directly inhaled or diffused. Thyme is also known to have antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
For centuries, Thyme has been used for its remarkable natural properties. The Ancient Egyptians added Thyme to their embalming process. Additionally, Thyme remedied nervous conditions and repelled insects in Ancient Greece. A symbol of courage throughout the ages, Thyme was added to the bathwater of Roman Soldiers to empower their strength.
Native to the Mediterranean region, Thyme is an evergreen plant that grows about one foot, sprouts small leaves and pink or pale lilac colored flowers. More than one hundred varieties of Thyme are scattered around the globe. The flowering tops and the leaves are steam distilled to capture the gorgeous essential oil.
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Herb
Blends Well With: Cardamom, and other spices; Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Dry, sweet, herbaceous, and slightly-peppery
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris) is good for a variety of every day uses. Use it after workouts to speed up recovery and soothe muscles and pain. Diffuse it daily for its rich antioxidant content or apply it topically to improve the look of youthful skin. Add it to a spray bottle for its antibacterial, antifungal and repellant properties. Give high-traffic areas a quick refresh with a few spritzes of Thyme oil.
- There are several ways to effectively use Thyme essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Thyme and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
- Yes, there are a few ways to use Thyme essential oil on skin to enjoy its full benefits effectively, including 1.) Dilute it to 1% by combining 6 drops of Thyme and 1 oz of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Apply it topically as a skin-nourishing moisturizer. Alternatively, use this blend as a facial order by applying it to the face and neck as the last part of your skincare routine. 2.) Create an on-the-go roll-on by adding 6 drops Thyme in a 10 ml roll-on, then top off with carrier oil. Apply to pulse points such as the neck and wrists.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Drinking Thyme essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Essential oil ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to drink essential oils, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
- There are a few ways to use Thyme essential oil to enjoy its full benefits effectively, including 1.) Dilute it to 1% by combining 6 drops of Thyme and 1 oz of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Apply it topically as a skin-nourishing moisturizer. Alternatively, use this blend as a facial order by applying it to the face and neck as the last part in your skincare routine. 2.) Create an on-the-go roll-on by adding 6 drops Thyme in a 10 ml roll-on, then top off with carrier oil. Apply to pulse points such as the neck and wrists.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Thyme and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 7 drops of Thyme, 7 drops of Lavender and 6 drops of Ylang Ylang, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to blend, Add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub, relax and enjoy. (1.7% dilution)
INHALATION: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 15 drops of Thyme, 20 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 15 drops of Tea Tree and 10 drops of Lemon. Shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water and add 2 drops of the essential oil mixture, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with eyes closed. Breathe in the vapors for several minutes, or as desired.
INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Thyme, 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 55 drops of Thyme, 45 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 40 drops of Frankincense. Fill with 4 oz grain alcohol and 8 oz distilled water. Shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells and discourage pests.
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