Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has a spicy, warm, herbaceous aroma that is both powerful and penetrating.
Thyme essential oil stimulates blood flow to tissues. It helps heal bruises, sprains, and other injuries. The oil is antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, and a good decongestant. Thyme essential oil is used in the treatments of the respiratory system, the immune system, and as an aid to digestion.
Thyme oil strengthens the nerves, aids memory and concentration, can help with the feeling of exhaustion and combats depression, while it fortifies the lungs and helps with colds, coughs, asthma, laryngitis, sinusitis, catarrh, whooping cough, sore throats and tonsillitis.
Thyme oil can assist with nervous complaints, respiratory problems, poor circulation and problems of the digestive system and the urinary tract.
The skin can benefit from thyme essential oil. Dilute with water and use as a toner to tighten mature skin. It may also be added to lotions and used to help prevent acne outbreaks.
A few drops in a carrier oil is great for massage on sore tired muscles.
Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, thyme oil can be helpful with bronchitis, coughs, respiratory problems, sinusitis, mucus congestion and muscular aches and pains.
As a blended massage oil it can assist with arthritis, bronchitis, colds, flu, coughs, gout, bruises, eczema, mucus congestion, muscular aches and pains, obesity and rheumatism.
Mouthwash and gargle
Diluted as a mouthwash or as a gargle, thyme oil can help with gum infections and tonsillitis.
Apply directly, or used neat, thyme oil could help with animal bites and boils but use with care, because of the possible of the risk of skin irritation.
Thyme oil blends well with
Although essential oils normally blend well together, Thyme oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender,Rosemary and Pine.