How to Use Thyme Essential Oil

Physical benefits of thyme essential oil

Thyme essential oil is one of the highest antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibacterial essential oil to help promote wellness and is ideal for combating issues lingering in the body. Thyme essential oil is high in phenols, so it needs to be diluted for both internal and external use and is best applied to the soles of the feet or taken in a capsule if your brand is approved by the FDA and manufacturer for internal use. You will find thyme essential oil in many blends to foster youthfulness and longevity. Thyme essential oil encourages beauty from the inside out by supporting healthy digestive flora, purifying the blood, and enhancing the liver function.*

Thyme essential oil was traditionally used as a remedy against bronchitis before the invention of antibiotics, and still is an excellent choice to diffuse for the household during cold and flu season. Thyme oil helps dry congestion, releases muscle pain associated with viruses, and boosts the surface layers of the immune system to protect the borders of the body*

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Emotional benefits of thyme essential oil

When life seems to put up roadblocks along your soul’s journey, or if you feel that you are regularly wasting your time and energy, then thyme oil is your answer. Thyme essential oil clears away mental distractions and pesky people that drain your energy reserves and distract your focus. Adding a few drops of thyme oil and orange oil to a cotton ball and placing in your office or workplace encourages the efficient use of time and cooperation from coworkers.*

Thyme oil encourages staying in the now, living each day to the fullest, and enjoying the journey. If you find yourself focusing on the past or the future and unable to seize the day, then start the morning with a few drops of thyme essential oil, focus on your surroundings, and write a list of the top 10 items you are grateful for each day. This will help you acknowledge the blessings that living in the present can bring.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Thyme essential oil research articles:

A study finds that thyme essential oil is a potential source of natural antioxidant and is an ideal alternative to synthetic fungicides for the treatment of many fungal phytopathogens

Tabti L, Dib Mel A, Gaouar N, Samira B, Tabti B. Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of Extracts of the Aerial Parts of Thymus capitatus (L.) Hoffmanns Against Four Phytopathogenic Fungi of Citrus sinensis. Jundishapur J Nat Pharm Prod. 2014 Feb;9(1):49-54. Epub 2014 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 24644439; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3957143


A study finds thyme essential oil alone to have more potential in improving intestinal barrier integrity and antioxidant status in chickens

Placha I, Takacova J, Ryzner M, Cobanova K, Laukova A, Strompfova V, Venglovska K, Faix S. Effect of thyme essential oil and selenium on intestine integrity and antioxidant status of broilers. Br Poult Sci. 2014 Feb;55(1):105-14. doi: 10.1080/00071668.2013.873772. PubMed PMID: 24397472


A study finds that thyme essential has strong toxic effects on liver cancer cells

Wu S, Wei FX, Li HZ, Liu XG, Zhang JH, Liu JX. [Chemical composition of essential oil from Thymus citriodorus and its toxic effect on liver cancer cells]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2013 May;36(5):756-9. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 24218968


Research finds thyme essential oil calms opiate withdraw symptoms in mice and may be effective in humans

Khodayar MJ, Taherzadeh E, Siahpoosh A, Mansourzadeh Z, Tabatabaei SA. Thymus daenensis extract and essential oils effects on morphine withdrawal signs in mice. Jundishapur J Nat Pharm Prod. 2014 Jul 13;9(3):e9959. eCollection 2014 Aug. PubMed PMID: 25237649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4165192


A study shows thyme essential oil possess antioxidant properties and could serve as a free radical inhibitor and also had antibacterial effects

Fatma G, Mouna BF, Mondher M, Ahmed L. In-vitro assessment of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of methanol extracts and essential oil of Thymus hirtus sp. algeriensis. Lipids Health Dis. 2014 Jul 14;13:114. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-13-114. PubMed PMID: 25022197; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4115217