After a productive trip to Utah for the international DōTERRA convention, we’re back again to inform you of the latest healthcare trends and promotions! This week’s blog introduces another herb from the figurative DōTERRA garden known as Thyme. Thyme is often used as seasoning for an assortment of hearty (or not-so-hearty) meals, but its variety of health benefits prove that Thyme is more than a mere decoration for food. Let’s discuss!
WHAT IS THYME?
Thyme essential oil contains antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibacterial properties and more! Thyme’s medicinal features derive from the steam distillation of the fresh flower and leaves. One of the most well-known uses of the Thyme essential oil is its ability to increase circulation. An increased blood flow means increased healing and oxygenation to the extremities. Talk about using Thyme to save some time (pun totally intended)!
Furthermore, Thyme is THE poster child for boosting immune health. Camphene and alpha-pinene, two chemical constituents in Thyme, are antibacterial and antifungal which can strengthen the immune system both inside and outside the body. Thyme is also antioxidant which can reduce free radical damage—another contributor to poor immune health.
The final aspect I would recommend Thyme for is skin care. Topical application of diluted Thyme can soothe wounds and scars, prevent discomfort due to irritation or inflammation, moisturize the skin, and minimize the appearance of imperfections. The combination of antiseptic properties and antioxidants can keep your skin looking healthy and happy!
HOW DO I USE IT?
You can use Thyme directly on areas of discomfort with plenty of carrier oil to dilute its potency. I would also recommend the same application method for circulation. Rub a few drops onto your wrists, ankles, or any areas that may lack circulation and watch the magic happen! However, for an immune boost or other unspecified reason, add two-to-three drops in a veggies capsule and swallow. If you have the stomach, you can also add it to your water.
Thyme is a little hot. Therefore, it presents a possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of the reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under doctor’s care, consult your physician before use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas.
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Jayden Almeida has been the head blogger of Essentially Sp’OILed for Life since 2019. Her passion is to help readers understand the benefits of essential oils to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. In addition to writing for ESFL, Jayden’s also a novice author determined to publish her own series of literature.