See how to use thyme oil below!
How to Use Thyme
Thyme essential oil is
produced through the steam distillation of fresh leaves and flowers of the
thyme plant. To make your own thyme oil, pick a handful of fresh thyme, wash
the herb and pat it dry. Then crush the herb — you can do this using a mortar
Once the leaves are
crushed and the natural oils are released, add the crushed leaves and 1 cup of
a carrier oil (like olive oil or coconut oil) to a saucepan over medium heat.
Heat the mixture for 5 minutes, until you notice it bubbling. Once the mixture
cools, it can be stored in a glass container that is kept in a cool place.
Here are some easy ways
to use thyme oil in your everyday life:
§ To ease
fatigue, add 2 drops of thyme oil to warm bath water.
relieve menstrual cramps, rub 2 drops of thyme oil with equal parts carrier oil
on your abdomen.
§ To use
as a mouthwash, add 2 drops of thyme oil to water and gargle.
§ To open
blocked nasal passages, inhale 2 drops of thyme oil, or add it to hot water for
§ To help
respiratory conditions and coughs, add 2 drops thyme oil to carrier oil and rub
§ To kill
toe fungus, add 5 drops of thyme oil to a warm foot bath.
§ To kill
infections and rashes, rub 2 drops of thyme oil to the needed area.
increase circulation, inhale or diffuse 2–3 drops of thyme oil daily.
THYME OIL RECIPES
Instead of using
conventional recipes and showering your body in harmful chemicals, try adding
thyme oil to this Homemade Bug Spray recipe.
In addition to keeping away bugs, it also helps kill bacteria and nourish your
skin! And unlike conventional brands, it smells great.
Thyme oil kills germs in
the mouth and serves as a dental varnish. Try adding 10–20 drops of thyme oil
to my Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste.
This recipe has all the nutrients that support building healthy teeth, from
calcium to magnesium. Not only will your teeth be clean, but they’ll be healthy
and strong too.
Thyme oil is known to
stimulate hair growth, and it washes away germs and bacteria that may build up
on the scalp. Add 10 drops of thyme oil to my Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo. You will
fall in love with the invigorating fragrance! This all-natural and
chemical-free shampoo helps thicken hair and reduce dandruff.
HORMONE BALANCE SERUM
§ 1 ounce
evening primrose oil
drops clary sage oil
drops thyme oil
drops ylang ylang oil
1. Mix all
ingredients together in 2-ounce bottle
into glass vial with dropper.
3. Rub 5
drops onto neck 2 times daily.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS & INTERACTIONS OF
Thyme oil is safe
for adults and children when consumed in normal food amounts and when taken as
medication for short periods of time. A possible side effect is disrupting the
digestive system; if you notice this, stop using thyme right away. If you are
pregnant or breastfeeding, thyme oil is safe, but stick to food amounts because
there is not a lot of research on the side effects at this time.
Thyme oil is most likely
safe when applied to the skin, but there are some reports of skin irritations
as a result of using thyme oil, so test the oil on a patch of skin
first. People who are allergic to oregano or other Lamiaceae species might
also be allergic to thyme.
Do not take thyme oil if you have a bleeding disorder; thyme
might slow blood clotting, and taking thyme can increase your risk of bleeding,
especially if used in large amounts. Because of this, you should also stop
using thyme oil two weeks before a scheduled surgery. Thyme might also act
like estrogen in the body, so if you have any condition that might be made
worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use thyme.
Thanks to Dr. Axe for these great