Before battle, ancient warriors bathed in water strewn with thyme. A spiritually protective oil, Thyme helps us fortify healthy boundaries and draws up the deep reserve of courage that lies inside us all. A remedy for mental fatigue, depressed spirits and helps the worker or student remain focused and motivated. Thyme has been recognised as a powerful disinfectant and antimicrobial. Thyme essential oil is considered an immune stimulant and is useful for treating those with prolonged illness or prone to infections. Helpful for sore muscles, cramps and arthritic pains. Thyme is calming to the digestive system and used to manage wind, bloating and can help restore a poor appetite in the convalescent.
Key benefits: - Powerful disinfectant - Calming to the digestive system - Immune stimulant - Remedy for mental fatigue
Body: For sore muscles, cramps and arthritic pains, Thyme can be used in a liniment or massage blend. Thyme is calming to the digestive system and used to manage wind, bloating and can help restore a poor appetite in the convalescent.
Wellbeing: Thyme has been recognised as a powerful disinfectant and antimicrobial and can make an excellent addition to cleaning products.
Note: Thyme essential oil tends not to be used in skin care. However, due to its antimicrobial and immune stimulant properties, Thyme could be used to treat small areas of skin infection.
Diffuser: Add 6-8 drops to your diffuser.
Massage: use a 2.5% dilution; up to 15 drops per 30ml carrier oil. .
Bath: add up to 5 drops in a dispersant, such as carrier oil or coconut milk, to the bath. .
Hand or foot bath: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water..
Steam treatment (respiratory): add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Caution due to risk of burns or scalding..
Compress: to a bowl of water, add 2 drops of essential oil. Agitate a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area. Repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up. To treat muscular or digestive complaints.
Note: Thyme is considered a safe essential oil, although could be potentially irritating to the skin. Use with caution for those with sensitive skin.