Thyme is one of the best essential oils for supporting the immune system and cleansing your home naturally without harsh chemicals. It's a strong purifying essential oil that can help to strengthen your health. Learn more about this potent oil and start diffusing one of the Thyme Diffuser Blends shared below.
This lesser-known essential oil has a wealth of benefits that can improve your wellness routine. Read on to learn more about the types of thyme oil and some of its many uses.
Thyme Essential Oil Varieties
Thyme has been used throughout history for wellness and strength. It is a timeless oil for cleansing and courage. There are over 300 species of thyme, and many produce their own unique essential oils. The oil is extracted from the leaves using a steam distilled method.
While you have many different kinds of thyme oil to choose from, two main essential oil chemotypes that you’ll commonly find when purchasing are:
- Thymus vulgaris ct. thymol
- Thymol a potent thyme component that can cause skin irritation. This essential oil is great for cleansing your home.
- Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool
- Linalool is gentle and restoring to skin so this type is perfect for topical essential oil blends. Both chemotypes can be used when diffusing.
Thyme Essential Oil Blends Well With
Thyme oil has a strong, herbaceous smell that can be diluted and used in aromatherapy. Thyme essential oil blends well with other oils, such as lavender and rosemary, and can be used to ease respiratory problems and improve skin health. Add it to your next diffuser blend and see what you think!
Thyme blends well with these oils:
- Black Cumin
- Black Pepper
- Cinnamon Bark
- Clove Bud
Thyme Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits
Thyme oil is a potent and warming essential oil with an herbal aroma that's rich in antioxidants. It is a hot essential oil to the skin so it must be well diluted before applying this oil to your body. When used topically, thyme oil can reduce pain and inflammation.
- Boosts the immune system
- Supports the respiratory system
- Reduces airborne threats
- Naturally repels insects
- Powerful cleansing and purifying properties
Emotional Benefits of Thyme Essential Oil
Have you ever gotten angry in a situation? Maybe you said some things you couldn’t take back? Maybe your temper showed your frustration? We’ve all been there and experienced that.
Thyme essential oil is wonderful at calming you down, relaxing you, soothing the stress, and melting away the anger like butter on a hot summer’s day.
Thyme is considered "The Oil of Releasing & Forgiving" according to the book Emotional Healing with Essential Oils by Daniel Mcdonald. Thyme essential oil is a powerful cleaner for the emotions and is able to address the toxic emotions of rage, anger, and hate.
Let thyme oil help you change these negative emotions into love and forgiveness.
Next time you’re mad and tempted to take your anger out on someone or something, reach for the Thyme instead. Melt your anger and stress away, you’ll feel better almost instantly.
Thyme Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
Use thyme essential oil in your diffuser to enjoy the benefits of this wonderful oil.
Add one of the essential oil recipes below to your diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser tank. Read more about diffusing essential oils.
I like to use a 100 to 200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer. Feel free to adjust the drops or substitute out a different oil if you choose.
1. Anger Be Gone
Try this thyme essential oil diffuser blend to assist you to deal with unresolved negativity and anger.
2. Go Thyme Diffuser Recipe
Protect your immunity with this unique blend of lime and herbal oils. Be ready to face the day and meet new challenges!
3. Get the Funk Out
Make germs feel unwelcome and cleanse the air with this purifying blend. This oil blend also supports immune health.
4. Sleep Thyme Diffuser Blend
Some people may find that using thyme oil for sleep helps them to relax and fall asleep, while others may find that it has a stimulating effect. If you want to try using thyme oil for sleep, this blend has only a small amount and it is mixed with other essential oils known for their sleep benefits
5. Study Thyme Oil Blend
Thyme oil helps to strengthen and revive the mind and body, that makes it great for a long study session. In addition, thyme oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can help to boost your focus and concentration.
6. Thyme to Uplift
Thyme oil is known for its energizing and uplifting effects, and it can help to improve your mood and promote a positive outlook. If you're looking for an aromatherapy blend that will help you feel more alert and focused, then be sure to try this oil blend.
7. Garden Fresh
This garden fresh diffuser blend is perfect for filling any room with the smells of fragrant herbs.
Lavender Thyme Roller Blend Recipe
Thyme is a hotter oil, it can cause skin irritation if using the concentrated essential oil directly on skin. Use Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) with it before applying to skin instead of sprinkling it straight on. It is easy to make this DIY Roller Recipe with Thyme oil, plus the add lavender offers skin protection and calming effects.
Thyme for Anger Roller Blend
You can keep a roll on bottle of it in your car or in your purse. Just make sure that if you keep it in the car, your car doesn’t get too hot or it will deteriorate the medicinal properties of the oils.
Directions: Place essential oils into the bottle, then fill the rest of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of choice. Place roller ball and cap onto bottle, gently swirl the mixture to blend it and label the bottle.
Safety Guidelines for Using Essential Oils
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more here.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
If you are looking to buy essential oils to use in your skincare routine, be sure to buy only 100% pure essential oils. Check out some of our favorite essential oil companies:
Essential Oil Diffusing Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
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Alternative Ways to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser
Besides diffusing essential oils into the air, here are some other things you can try:
- Using an aromatherapy inhaler to benefits from essential oils on the go
- Adding essential oils to a steaming bowl of water and inhaling the steam
- Try essential oils on a diffuser necklace, perfect to use when at work
- Simply add a few drops to the shower floor right before getting into shower
- Place a drop in palm of hand, rub palms together and deeply inhale the aroma
- Use essential oils in a car diffuser when driving to work or traveling