Thyme is a traditional herb from the mint family with innumerable benefits. Ancient Greeks and Romans burned this herb in holy places for its invigorating aroma and purification abilities.
Scientific Name / Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Odor strength: Medium to Strong
Aroma: Spicy and Herbal
Plant part: Leaves
Promotes alertness of mind
The stimulating aroma of thyme essential oil promotes alertness and enhances mental clarity.
It has soothing properties that can help alleviate symptoms of respiratory disorders such as cough, congestion, and bronchitis.
Its gentle cleansing properties help purify the skin and promote healthy-looking skin.
Hair and Scalp Boost
Thyme essential oil boosts hair growth and scalp health by stimulating the scalp, strengthening hair follicles, and preventing hair loss.
Its potent scent acts as a natural insect repellent, helping to ward off insects and bugs.
Ways to use
Disinfectant and insect repellent
Thyme oil has antimicrobial and insecticidal properties which makes it a good surface cleaner and insect repellent.
Combine one cup vinegar and one cup water in a spray bottle
Add 30 drops of thyme oil to the spray bottle
Shake bottle to combine well
Spray on countertops, floors, sinks and other surfaces
Thyme oil can be added to shampoos, conditioners or hair masks to control dandruff, eliminate lice and soothe scalp.
Add a drop of thyme oil to a tablespoon of shampoo
Apply shampoo oil mixture to hair
This steam inhalation is soothing for those with cold, cough and congestion
Bring water to boil and switch off
Add 6 drops of Thyme essential oil to water
Hold a towel over the head and close the eyes before bending over the water
Deep Inhale the steam
Recommended Essential Oil Blends:
Recommended Carrier oils:
- Avoid use of Thyme essential oil around pets
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
- Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
- Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.
- Keep away from pets