As well as its culinary uses Thyme is also used in applications for skincare, hair care, aromatherapy and massage.
Antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antirheumatic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, tonic.
This oil may be effective in reducing acne-causing bacteria present on the skin. It
can help fade away scars, surgical marks, acne and spots and sores. It is
moisturizing and will help your skin look clear and healthy. It is an antiseptic and
can be helpful in guarding wounds and sores against infection.
Thyme oil mixed with massage oil and other essential oils may be effective
against hair loss.
Mixed with evening primrose oil as a chest massage, this oil can help reduce
coughs associated with colds. It can improve blood circulation (therefore improve
healing) and it can strengthen the immune system. Used as a massage it is
helpful in easing muscular cramps and aches. As it is an anti-inflammatory it can
be helpful in easing joint pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism.
It can give relief during PMS, painful menstruation, irregular periods and can help
to keep hormone levels under control.
Added to a surface cleaner, Thyme oil can be effective in eliminating food-related bacteria and fungi that can be present on kitchen benchtops. It is an insecticide and can help keep insects at bay, like mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bed bugs and flies, as well as beetles and moths.
Diffused, Thyme oil may be helpful in reducing or eliminating airborne bacteria. As it is an antispasmodic, it can also be effective in reducing the severity of coughs, colds and respiratory tract infections and can help by draining congestion.
Inhaling Thyme oil can boost energy during the day and promote a good night's rest in the evening. It has stress- relieving abilities to help lower your stress levels and anxiety and can help in cases of depression.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Grapefruit Pink, Lemon, Lavender, Oregano and Rosemary.