Essential Oil Spotlight: Thyme

One of the oldest herbs around, Thyme is known for its culinary, aromatic, and health purposes and contains a variety of benefits. Thyme’s healthful benefits are attributed to its high thymol content. The essential oil that is derived from this potent herb protects against seasonal and environmental threats and supports healthy immune function.* Thyme also has been recognized for its cleansing, clarifying, and soothing effects on the skin, as well as its ability to enhance a sense of alertness.

How to use


  • Diffuse two to four drops alone or with other essential oils
  • Add to homemade cleaning products


  • Dilute in water or take several drops in an empty veggie cap for periodic immune support*
  • Use a toothpick to swirl in the flavor while cooking


  • Add to lotions and creams or apply directly on affected area of skin with a Q-tip
  • Dilute with doTERRA® Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage feet or other areas of the body

  • Plant Part: Leaves and flowering tops
  • Extraction Method: Steam distillation
  • Plant Origin: Germany

Fun Fact:

The uses of Thyme were recorded in the Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian scientific texts on record, dating back to about 1550 BC.

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