Friday, November 5, 2010

Healing With Thyme Oil

Good Morning Pictures, Images and PhotosHallelujah its Friday!!

Anybody have exciting plans for the weekend? Well if you are going on vacation don't miss today's post as Thyme oil is a wonderful addition to your first aid kit.

The sweet, herbaceous scent of Thyme is refreshing and stimulating, and as one of the most versatile essential oils, it has many uses.

So read on my friends and have a wonderfully scented  weekend!


Healing With Thyme Oil

Thyme has been cultivated in European herb gardens for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal herb. The essential oil from its aromatic leaves and flowers is warming and purifying, a versatile oil that makes a vital ingredient for a first-aid kit.

Thyme is a potently antiseptic oil effective in treating infections from bacteria, viruses and fungi. It combats minor infections including coughs and colds, urinary tract infections and digestive disorders.

Adding into a vaporizer aids the body's defenses against infection by stimulating production of white blood cells - this has been used to treat HIV related diseases. Thyme's invigorating action makes it an excellent addition to sporty massage blends. It stimulates and tones the circulation and eases muscular aches.

Active Ingredients Of Thyme Oil

The varieties of Thyme have different properties of active ingredients and vary in action.
Choose your Thyme carefully, as each type has different benefits.

Phenols~Thymol  has potent antiseptic action but is coupled with toxicity. Carvacrol, another phenol, is also present. These compounds give Thyme its analgesic properties and stimulate the digestive and cardiovascular  system.

Alcohols~Alcohols, including Linalol and Geraniol, contribute to Thyme's stimulating and toning properties.

Varieties~Sweet Thyme is high in Alcohol and low in Phenols. Containing 2% Thymol, it is gentle but lacks the antiseptic action of White Thyme. Both red and white Thyme must be used with care.

Using Your Thyme Oil

***Don't apply directly to skin if it's sensitive or if you have high blood pressure***

Beat Winter Colds & Chills

Sore Throat Gargle~Combine the following and gargle 3 times a day:
  • 3 drops Thyme
  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • Glass of water

At The First Sign Of A Cold~Add the following to a hanky and inhale:
  • 3 drops Thyme
  • 3 drops Peppermint

Ease Congestion~Add the following to a bowl of hot water and use as a steam inhalation:

  • 2 drops Thyme
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Rosemary
Breath deeply for 10 minutes.

Vacation First Aid

Insect Repellent~When camping, combine the following and spray inside your tent:
  • 8 drops Thyme
  • 8 drops Lemon
  • 2 tbsp water

Diarrhea~Massage the abdomen with the following blend:
  • 2 drops Thyme
  • 3 drops Chamomile
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed

For Bites & Stings~To disinfect stings and bites combine and use the following:
  • 4 drops Thyme
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 drops Oregano
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus
  • 4 tbsp water

Invigorating Sports Oil

Use stimulating Thyme to fortify and restore the body for sports and exercise

Natural Deodorant~For a deodorizing body oil during sport and other physical activity, use the following blend:
  • 3 drops Thyme
  • 5 drops Mandarin
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed

Foot Massage~Combine the following:
  • 3 drops Thyme
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond

Sprained Muscles~Reduce the swelling with a warm compress using:
  • 3 drops Thyme
  • Hot water

Have a super wonderful day, and remember to smile, you never know who's falling in love with it

Post a Comment