Thyme Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

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Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme essential oil benefits and uses in prepping

It's about "thyme"you tried thyme essential oil!
Thyme essential oil is extremely worthwhile to have around the
homestead to kill pain, boost mood and keep you well, among
other health benefits. One important and relatively unknown
benefit is that
thyme oil helps beat breast cancer! Yes, it's
scientifically proven to do that and much more.

Thyme oil is believed to have the ability to cultivate courage, and
here's the thing ~ you may need courage to use it! You see,

hyme essential oil is not for everyone since it can cause skin

Thyme is a "hot oil" that you must use wisely and sparingly and
keep away from children. There's no need to risk a chemical burn!
It's potent stuff, but mixed into a salve can help prevent
infections in cuts and scrapes and so much more. Thyme is truly
an amazing substance and there's much to know...

How to use Thyme Essential Oil in prepping
As a natural analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, and
antifungal, thyme oil is immensely useful in the prepper's
medicine cabinet and around the homestead:

Thyme oil use #1: Beat breast cancer!
As a prepper, you can't survive an apocalypse if you don't even
survive breast cancer. The good news is that you can!

The American Cancer Society doesn't want you to know that
Thyme oil can help you beat breast cancer. They tried to remove  
content from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National
Institutes of Health but we have captured the information on the
links below.
Thyme oil use #2: Analgesic (pain killer).
Thyme is a potent natural medicine. The warming effect of thyme
essential oil can help with aches and pains. It's an
(pain killer). On the other hand, it also may cause some people
pain if not used properly.

Thyme oil is scientifically proven "
effective for treating swelling
provoked by gout or rheumatic problems, for joint pains,
backache and sciatica," and according an abstract published in
the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of
Health, it's one of five essential oils effective against oral
pathogens. Thyme oil has been useful in dental practice and may
even reduce dental caries.

    Generally thyme essential oil is for topical use only (not for
    use by diffuser and never for use internally), but it
    absolutely must be diluted with a carrier oil before use and
    never applied "neat" (which means without a carrier oil).
    Always, carefully dilute thyme essential oil with a carrier oil
    such as fractionated coconut oil, or olive oil.

  • Bug bite relief. The nice thing about thyme essential oil is
    that it can help relieve a bug bite, but it also insect
    repellent qualities as well. Other essential oils for bug bite
    relief include chamomile, eucalyptus, and thyme. Note that
    thyme lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil all
    have insect repellent qualities.

Thyme oil use #3: Antibacterial and disinfectant.
Use thyme oil to clean your hands and surfaces! A study found
thyme essential oil inhibits bacteria growth in strains tested
Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia, and Pseudomonas. In
short, this highlights the antimicrobial activity of thyme.

You can
use thyme as a hand-sanitizer and more...

    very potent and for use as an antibacterial, you should be
    very careful to dilute. Dr. Joseph Mercola warns that "Use of
    thyme oil may result in allergic reactions, even when it's
    diluted." If you have allergies to mint or rosemary oils, then
    you should avoid Thyme oil. With these things in mind, you
    can use white thyme as an antibacterial by using with
    caution in treating cuts and wounds.

    You can use thyme essential oil for keeping your homestead
    fresh! Thyme essential oil is an excellent deodorizer and
    antibacterial for cleaning.

  • Disinfectant. A disinfectant is a chemical liquid that
    destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi. The good news is
    that thyme and the active ingredient, thymol, is non-
    corrosive, but it isn't odorless, which means it isn't for
    everyone. To create your own thyme oil disinfectant for
    countertops, mix ten drops into a water spray bottle.
    You can choose orange essential oil or your other
    favorite to create a more pleasing scent. The spray is
    an all natural spray for cleaning countertops or as a
    spray for cutting boards in between washing them. (Be
    sure to mark the bottle, so you remember what's

  • Room deodorizer: Add 5-8 drops of thyme essential oil
    in a diffuser for a fresh clean scent (provided you don't
    have children or pets in the viscinity). Thyme essential
    oil blends well with lemon essential oil. If you choose a
    blend, then try three drops of each. Thyme essential oil
    blends well with: bergamot, grapefruit, lemon oil,
    lavender essential oil, and also rosemary.

Thyme oil use #4: Fights the superbug (antibiotic)!
Aromatherapists credit white thyme oil with having stimulating,
uplifting, and reviving properties, but there's so much more to
this potent oil.
White thyme essential oil is a natural antibiotic!
According to an abstract published by the U.S.National Library of
Medicine National Institutes of Health, "
Thyme Oil demonstrated
a good efficacy against antibiotics resistant strains of the tested
bacteria." Think of thyme oil when prepping for
MRSA superbug!

    same powerful antibiotic properties of thymol also in
    lavender essential oil. Combining the two is especially
    important if you're fighting a superbug. To use thyme
    essential oil specifically as an antibacterial, use caution as
    it is extremely potent. Blend thyme essential oil with your
    favorite carrier oil on the affected area. Dr. Joseph Mercola
    recommends mixing almond oil with thyme oil.

Thyme oil use #5: antimicrobial against E. coli.
Thyme oil has antimicrobial activity against harmful and
E. coli and candida (C. albicans), according to an
abstract published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine,
National Institutes of Health.

Thyme oil use #6: Herpes help (antiviral).
Potent against viruses, thyme oil is effective against herpes and
other viruses.

As Hippocrates said, let food be thy medicine! You'll find that
thyme leaf tea is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, K and
folic acid. As well thyme has amino acids, beta carotene,
essential fatty acids, protein, and a high amount of fiber. High
amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and
copper are also present.  With all the potency of nutrients it's
easy to see the benefit of thyme tea and thyme oil as an

    find that Thyme leaf tea contains potent anti-viral
    properties, but it's not for everyone. One cup may be all you
    can stomach! If you can't fathom the taste of the tea, try
    massaging thyme essential oil the feet at bedtime with a
    carrier oil.

Thyme oil use #7: Fights fungus and rash
Thyme is an antifungal. Your dermatologist may prescribe thymol
for a fungal infection with toenails and fingernails. Thyme
Essential oil, also called thymol, is one of the best essential oils
for fighting fungal infections. According to an abstract published
by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of
Public health,
Thymol has a fungicidal effect on Candida species.
Specifically, there is an antifungal activity of thymol against
Candida albicans

    treat a rash, rub two drops of thyme essential oil to the
    area "neat" if you can tolerate it, but preferably with a
    carrier oil. Repeat until you see improvement. Apply an
    essential oil "neat" is without dilution directly to the skin,
    but since Thyme essential oil is such a potently strong oil,
    this isn't advisable for everyone. Thyme essential oil is too
    strong for children. You will be hard pressed to find a kid
    safe thyme essential oil.

    of thyme essential oil on each afflicted toenail daily for up
    to a year. Yes, in some extreme cases it may take that long.
    You will see an improvement.

  • NOTE: A way to dilute the power of thyme oil if you are too
    sensitive to its power is to mix tea tree oil with equal parts
    thyme essential oil for a treatment for toenail fungus.

Thyme oil use #8: Mouthwash (antiseptic).
Don't overlook the antiseptic qualities of thyme essential oil if
you don't have skin sensitivities to it. According to the U.S.
National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the
strong antiseptic activity of essential oils has been known for a
long time." Thyme Essential Oil, or thymol, has a spicy, warm,
herbaceous scent that has very powerful and penetrating
medicinal qualities. As an antiseptic, it's especially important to
dilute it's power.

One of the active ingredients of Listerine is essential oil of
thymol. In fact, Listerine mouthwash may be used as an
antifungal because it has the active ingredient thymol. Learn
about how to use mouthwash in prepping.

You don't need listerine when you have thyme essential oil,
because you can make your own antiseptic mouthwash.

Thyme oil use #9: Digestive support.
Like many of the herb and spice oils, thyme can be beneficial for
occasional digestive upset. Among the others,
essential oil, tarragon, anise, and caraway can also help you
maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

    To use thyme essential oil for digestive upset, consult an
    aromatherapist for a food grade thyme oil and proper use.
    Plant Therapy recommends that "During an instance of
    tummy upset, well-diluted thyme (one drop in one teaspoon
    of carrier) can be rubbed in a gentle clockwise motion on the
    abdomen." You can use thyme tea leaf if you can stomach it.

Thyme oil use 10: Immune booster.
We mentioned that thyme oil is an antiviral, but it's really also
an immune booster. Among the top essentials oils for their
immune boosting strength are eucalyptus,
lavender essential oil,
peppermint essential oil
, tea tree, and of course, thyme.

Thyme can help the immune system fight colds, flu, infectious
diseases, and even chills.

  • Rub thyme essential oil onto the bottom of feet at bedtime
    with a carrier oil.
  • Alternatively, thyme oil can also be useful in support of a
    clear respiratory tract when you diffuse a drop or two during
    times of seasonal illness; however, do not diffuse in the
    presence of children or pets.  

As well it can provide sinus relief...

Thyme oil use #11: Sinus relief.
Thyme essential oil is a known expectorant, and can help provide
sinus relief. Open blocked nasal passages with thyme essential
oil. The invigorating aroma will awaken the senses and help ease
congestion. This also has a simultaneous mood boosting effect,
discussed below.

    nasal passages, put two drops of thyme essential oil in your
    palms and rub them together and enjoy the vapor. Another
    way is to add two drops to a cup of hot water and inhale the
    steam. Finally, you can add thyme essential oil to a diffuser
    if you do not have pets, kids or people with sensitivities
    around. Some animals, notably cats, are highly sensitive to
    essential oils, and particularly thyme essential oil.

Thyme oil use #12: Mood boosting.
Thyme Essential Oil has a warm and cleansing aroma with strong
spicy notes that promotes a sense of well begin. Aromatherapists
credit White Thyme Oil with having stimulating, uplifting, and
reviving properties.

Thyme essential oil lifts mood as it also boosts memory and
concentration, and can help alleviate the feeling of exhaustion.

    thyme essential oil is for topical use, but you can use it as a
    mood booster by diffusing it with caution. (Keep kids and
    pets away.) Add one to three drops to water in a diffuser
    and you'll feel revived in a matter of minutes. Start with one
    drop to see how it works for you. Some people find the scent
    overpowering. You can also place a drop in your hands, rub
    and directly inhale as mentioned above, or use the steam
    inhalation method with hot water.

White Thyme Essential Oil is believed to have the ability to
cultivate courage. (Ancient Greeks bathed in it before battle.)
You may need it because Thyme essential oil is potent stuff:

Thyme oil use #13: Regulates blood pressure levels.
Talk to your physician if you should use thyme essential oil for
your blood pressure. Of thyme oil, Dr. Joseph Mercola says it
Increases circulation and elevates low blood pressure." But
thyme oil can also normalize blood pressure by raising it.

In short, there have been conflicting reports. One study
that wild thyme reduced blood pressure in tests on rats; however
another study reports

As well, says that "
thyme might slow blood
clotting," providing concern for increased risk after surgery or for
bleeding disorders. Phenols (carvacrol and thymol) can also
severely irritate mucus membranes and cause skin irritation.

    Thyme essential oil is one of the essential oils that will
    regulate blood pressure naturally. In other words, if you
    have low blood pressure and need to stimulate it, then
    thyme essential oil may be for you; however you may like to
    avoid thyme oil if your blood pressure is too high.

Thyme oil use #14: Keeps the mosquitoes away.
An herb you can plant in your garden allegedly also repels
mosquitoes better than Deet.
Mosquitoes don't like thyme! Plant
it in your garden, wear some thyme essential oil in addition to
the citronella.

Reminders about Thyme essential oil:

  • Allergic reactions are possible. Keep in mind that thyme
    essential oil is a possible skin irritant. It's also toxic if not
    properly diluted. In other words, use with caution! If you
    have an allergic reaction to rosemary, then you'd want to
    steer clear of thyme essential oil.

  • Keep away from children. Avoid topical use on them as
    you don't want to risk a chemical burn, and don't even use a
    diffuser around children as it may cause a reaction in this
    most sensitive population.

  • Keep away from dogs and cats. Keep out of the reach of
    pets as some essential oils are toxic to pets at certain
    concentrations. Cats in particular are especially sensitive to
    essential oils.

  • Avoid if pregnant or nursing. As always, if you're pregnant,
    nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition,
    consult a health professional before using any essential oil.

  • Do not use Thyme oil if you have high blood pressure and
    taking medications. As a precaution it's better to abstain
    from using it as there are conflicting reports of whether
    thyme oil is suitable for people who have high blood

  • Don't take internally, unless under the care of a
    practitioner! Thyme essential oil is extremely volatile and
    significantly more potent than the herb thyme. Thyme
    essential oil may cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or
    muscle problems if taken internally. Consult an
    aromatherapist before considering using thyme oil for
    digestive upset.

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