Thought to impart courage to its bearer, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies of the Middle Ages. During this same period, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares. The ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites. Today, Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.*
- Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to support a healthy immune system.*
- Use when gardening to naturally repel insects.
- Use 1–2 drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor.
- Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy-looking skin.
- Add Thyme to your favorite daytime diffuser blend to promote a sense of alertness.
- Provides cleansing and purifying effects for the skin.
- Use one to two drops in place of dried Thyme in your favorite recipes.
- Thyme has a stimulating aroma.
Common Application Methods:
Topical: Dilute 1:4 (1 drop essential oil to at least 4 drops carrier only) when used topically. Dilute heavily for children and for those with sensitive skin. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points.
Aromatic: Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.
Internal: Place 1-2 drops under the tongue, or take in capsules. Use as a flavoring in cooking.