This oil supports natural immune functions and healthy respiratory activity, which makes it just the thing to add to the bath during the cold and flu season of winter months. The uplifting scent of Thyme is also said to inspire courage and compassion.
Blends well with: Cedarwood Atlas, Tea Tree and Rosemary Cineol.
Immune System - During winter months take one hot bath a week with one cup of Epsom salts and 8 drops of Thyme oil. This supports optimal natural function of the immune system to ward off winter ailments.
Winter Ailments - When cold and flu bugs threaten to stop your flow, a steam inhalation with Thyme will support respiratory functions and help to shift congestion. Add 3 drops Thyme and 1 drop peppermint to steam bath, three times a day. Or 8 drops mixed into evening bath.
Purified Environment - Diffuse 8 drops of Thyme oil when cold or flu is present. This helps to cleanse and purify the air and inhibits the spread of airborne sickness. Add an additional 10 drops of Eucalyptus to enhance the scent and fortify the effect.
Courage and Compassion - Imbue your space with the nurturing, restorative tones of Thyme to complement an open heart and strong resolve.
Traditional & Historical Information:
Thyme has been used for centuries. The ancient Egyptians used it when embalming, the ancient Greeks burnt it as incense in their temples believing that thyme was a source of courage, while the Romans used it to purify their rooms. In the Middle Ages the herb was placed beneath pillows to aid sleep and to ward off nightmares. Knights were given thyme to give them courage as they went into battle. Thyme was also placed on coffins during funerals as it was believed to assure passage into the next life. The oil has been promoted for its antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Thyme has been sited as useful for colds, coughs and respiratory conditions.
Thyme may be irritating to sensitive skin (if unsure, test a small space with a smudge of oil). Safe if used as directed. If ingested, drink milk and seek advice. Avoid contact with eyes: flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Thymus vulgaris CT thymol, plant, organic, distilled, France