Source: flowering tops and leaves
We are excited about this month’s essential oil as thyme is a favorite at Your Body Needs (ok, you got us, we say that about all of our essential oils)! The aroma of thyme essential oil can be described as sweet, herbaceous and strong. One of the best therapeutic properties of thyme is its antimicrobial strength. Use thyme in your home- made cleaning products and hand sanitizer. Place a couple drops of thyme essential oil on your kitchen sponge before wiping the counter tops; not only will your kitchen smell fantastic but it will kill germs that linger about! Diffuse thyme in your home to cleanse the air and keep those nasty winter germs at bay.
The aroma of thyme essential oil brings with it a feeling of warmth and comfort. Diffuse thyme when you are feeling like you need extra comforting. It helps with the nervous system in cases of mental fatigue, excessive worry and depression. For a quick on the go pick me up place a couple drops of thyme essential oil on a cotton pad and you have your own portable diffuser! Breathing the aroma of thyme essential oil also helps to relieve stress headaches. Overall, thyme essential oil is beneficial for the immune system, nervous system and respiratory system. There are so many good things to say about thyme essential oil. If thyme is not hanging out in your essential oil collection there is no need to wait any longer! Everyone could use more thyme (could not resist), pick yours up this month either in studio or on-line!
Experience thyme essential oil in our massage blend of the month; “Orange You Amazing”. This blend consists of thyme, rose, patchouli and orange essential oils. It smells amazing and you are amazing so get that massage!
Uses & Facts:
- Thyme essential oil is one of six essential oils used in YBN’s Muscle Therapy Cream. You can also experience thyme in our Muscle Rub massage oil blend!
- The word thyme comes from the Greek word thymon meaning to fumigate.
- Thyme essential oil is highly antimicrobial, excellent to diffuse in your home, car and office to fight off germs.
- Thyme essential oil is a strong antiseptic; was used in hospitals for its antiseptic qualities in WWI.
- Thyme essential oil stimulates the production of white blood cells, these help fight off infection.
This is a must for those of you who can’t leave home without hand sanitizer. Make your own, it is better than those alcohol laden ones. This version is all natural and kinder to your skin. Plus its easy to make too!
Here’s what you need:
Thyme essential oil- 9 drops
Tea Tree essential oil- 3 drops
Lavender essential oil- 12 drops
Aloe Vera gel- 1 ounce
Distilled water- 1 ounce
Add the above ingredients to the 2 ounce spritzer bottle. Shake to combine.
To use: Shake before each application and spray on hands and rub together! Say goodbye to those other hand sanitizer products! Those are like lighting a candle with a blow torch!
Germ Fighting Diffuser Blend
This is a blend to keep your immune system healthy. Diffuse this blend as a preventative or when you or someone in your household is under the weather. A great blend to diffuse during the winter months; it is not the cold that makes us sick, rather being indoors more often. Cleanse the air in your living space with this thyme blend!
Thyme essential oil- 4 drops
Cinnamon essential oil- 5 drops
Eucalyptus essential oil- 3 drops
As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!