Did you know that back in the Middle Ages, women would often give knights and warriors sprigs of thyme before sending them off to battle? Taken from the Greek word "thumus" which means "courage", it was believed to inspire feelings of confidence and bravery.
Nowadays, Thyme is more popular as a flavourful seasoning for stews, meat, and soups. Enriched with excellent therapeutic properties, however, its essential oil also proves to be a great addition to your healthcare, skincare, and home cleaning arsenal!
Feeling lethargic, unfocused, and unmotivated? A natural antidote to mental fatigue, diffuse Thyme to get your mojo back and send your mental gears up and running! Thyme is also beneficial for its cleansing and purifying effects on the skin. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that can help alleviate skin rashes, acne, scars sores, cuts, wounds, and burns.
Trying to level up your home cleaning solution from your usual vinegar and baking soda combo? Thyme also turns out to be a powerful disinfectant and is a non-toxic way to keep your home fresh and clean. Use it to clean your cutting boards, countertops, kitchen utensils, keyboards, toilet seats, and more!
Thyme really is like a gift that keeps on giving. Easing sore muscles, arthritic pains, cramps, and digestive complaints such as wind and bloating, this essential oil is also a must-have during the cold and flu season. If you know you're coming down with something, add 2 drops of Thyme to a bowl of hot water to treat yourself to a respiratory-clearing and immune-boosting steam therapy!
Blends Well With: Grapefruit Pink, Oregano, Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Pine, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), and Vetiver
Thymus vulgaris oil
ECO. essential oils are sourced from ethical sources and chosen from suppliers specifically to contain the best active constituents. ECO. essential oil blends have been crafted and blended from the pure essences of plants; their single oils are 100% pure and natural, and highly concentrated with therapeutic properties.
Add 2-4 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.
Add 3-10 drops of essential oil to a personal inhaler to inhale as needed.
Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.