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Thyme

Thyme Essential OilEssential Oil: Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)
Origin:
Plant Part: leaves and flowering tops
Fragrance: Sweet and strongly herbal.  Middle note
Main Chemical Constituents: a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, b-caryophyllene, thymol and carvacrol.

Thyme oil is wonderful!!  Most renowned for its contribution for the world of cooking, it has a myriad of benefits to offer in terms of holistic health including aromatherapy. It is strengthening and fortifying on both a mind and body level.  It goes to work toning and stimulating, spucing up the organic systems of the body – nervous system, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, lymphatic.

Thyme may be most well known in aromatherapy for it action upon the cognitive systems – it is a fabulous oil to stimulate and awaken the areas of the brain responsible for intellectual pursuits.  It aids memory and focus, builds concentration, banishes stagnation, mental fatigue and exhaustion.  Thyme should definitely be considered for any work/study blends.

The warming nature of thyme makes it useful in the treatment of muscular issues and joint pain.  It increases blood flow to the the area, which brings about healing – use in massage blends for sports injuries, sprains etc.  It may also help when rubbed into arthritic or rheumatic joints.

Thyme is also used extensively to help with respiratory ailments.  Not only is a great treatment it is helpful in prevention as it has a strengthening and fortifying action on the lungs and is a noteworthy oil to use when you are looking to boost immunity.  It is a great decongestant and expectorant, so use in preparations to treat blocked noses and coughs. It is a lovely oil for winter as it is so warming – use for treatment of chills.

In skin care thyme may be used in preparations that will help heal and fade scarring.

Thyme Essential Oil blends well with: rosemary, basil, lavender, pine, bergamot, grapefruit, marjoram, ravensara, lemon, eucalyptus
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