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Thyme Oil Uses and Benefits

Thyme Oil Product Description

For centuries, thyme has been used across nations and cultures for incense in temples, ancient embalming practices, and warding off nightmares. Just as its history is rich with a variety of applications, thyme provides diverse benefits and uses today as an essential oil. While Thyme essential oil is best known for adding a delicious herbal flavour to your favourite dishes, this oil has incredible applications far beyond the kitchen. Due to the high levels of the chemical constituent, thymol, Thyme essential oil has many cleansing benefits, especially to the skin. Because of its high concentration, be sure to dilute Thyme oil with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil before applying to the skin. The warm, floral fragrance of Thyme essential oil also makes a delightful personal aroma, perfectly accompanies a massage, and helps create a refreshing atmosphere when diffused. However you decide to use it, it’s only a matter of “thyme” before you fall in love with Thyme essential oil.

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How do I use Thyme oil?

  1. Home Cooking: Treat your tastebuds to the delightful, herbal flavour of Thyme essential oil by adding two to three drops to marinades and seasonings, or try this recipe for Herbs de Provence to enhance the flavour of soups, chicken, or roasted vegetables.
  2. Oral Hygiene: Promote good oral hygiene by combining one drop of Thyme essential oil with 120 mL of water and gargle for a clean mouth and freshened breath.
  3. Haircare: Show your locks some love by adding one drop of Thyme essential oil to a small coin-sized dollop of shampoo to promote healthy-looking, youthful hair that feels soft and nourished.
  4. At-Home Foot Spa: Treat yourself to a night of pampering with an at-home foot spa. Before giving yourself a pedicure, add three drops of Thyme essential oil to a warm footbath to improve the appearance of your feet accompanied by a warm, invigorating aroma.
  5. Skincare: Thyme essential oil is known for its skin cleansing benefits. Simply dilute one to two drops of Thyme oil with 10 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the targeted areas like the hands and cuticles for a cleansing effect on your skin.
  6. Massage: For a soothing massage after a busy day, combine two drops of Thyme essential oil with 15 drops of your favourite carrier oil. Gently rub onto your skin and delight in its refreshing, herbal aroma.
  7. Deodorant: Enjoy the warm, powdery, floral aroma of Thyme essential oil as your own naturally sourced deodorant scent. Combine a drop of Thyme oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to your underarms for a refreshing scent that lasts during outdoor activities.
  8. Surface Cleanser: Because of its cleansing properties, Thyme essential oil makes a great surface cleanser. Add two to three drops of Thyme oil to your naturally sourced all-purpose surface spray of choice to spritz and wipe down commonly used surfaces in your home.
  9. Diffusion: For an afternoon pick-me-up, add three to four drops of Thyme essential oil to your favourite diffuser for a warm, stimulating aroma in your home or office.

Fun Fact

In the Middle Ages, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle as it was thought to impart courage to its bearer.

What is Thyme oil?

The small, perennial thyme plant, Thymus vulgaris, is made up of many woody stems with tiny hairs and ovate leaves that are slightly rolled at the edges. The plant also produces miniscule bluish purple-pink flowers. The leaves of the thyme plant go through a steam distillation process where heated steam and gentle pressure are used to create the highly fragrant Thyme essential oil.

What essential oils blend well with Thyme oil?

The herbaceous, floral aroma of Thyme essential oil blends well with citrus oils like Bergamot oil, and Grapefruit oil, as well as other herbal oils such as Rosemary oil, and Oregano oil. Thyme oil also pairs nicely with Tea Tree oil, and Lavender oil.


Dilute before use. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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