Thyme Essential Oil

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Using thyme essential oil (thymol) in prepping

It's about Thyme you tried thyme essential oil!
Thyme essential oil helps battle breast cancer and kill infections.
A member of the mint family, you'll want to include thyme in your
prepper's medicine cabinet.

How to use Thyme oil in prepping

Thyme oil use #1: antibacterial.
A study found that thyme essential oil inhibits bacteria growth in
strains tested Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia, and
Pseudomonas. In short, this highlights the antimicrobial activity
of thyme.

  • How to use thyme essential oil as an antibacterial. You'll
    find the same powerful antibiotic properties of thymol also in
    lavender essential oil. Combining the two is especially
    important if you're fighting a superbug. To use thyme
    essential oil specifically as an antibacterial, use caution as it
    is extremely potent. Blend thyme essential oil with your
    favorite carrier oil on the affected area. Dr. Joseph Mercola
    recommends mixing almond oil with thyme oil.

Thyme oil use #2: antibiotic.
Aromatherapists credit White Thyme Oil with having stimulating,
uplifting, and reviving properties, but there's so much more to
this potent oil.
White thyme essential oil is a natural antibiotic!
According to an abstract published by the U.S.National Library of
Medicine National Institutes of Health, "
Thyme Oil demonstrated
a good efficacy against antibiotics resistant strains of the tested

In addition White Thyme Essential Oil is believed to have the
ability to cultivate courage.

  • How to use white thyme as an antibiotic:

Thyme oil use #3: anti-fungal.
Your dermatologist may prescribe thymol for a fungal infection
with toenails and fingernails. Thyme Essential oil, also called
thymol, is one of the best essential oils for fighting fungal

  • How to use thyme essential oil as an anti-fungal for a
    rash. Rub two drops of thyme essential oil to the area "neat"
    if you can tolerate it, but preferably with a carrier oil. Repeat
    until you see improvement. Apply an essential oil "neat" is
    without dilution directly to the skin, but since Thyme
    essential oil is such a potently strong oil, this isn't advisable
    for everyone. Thyme essential oil may be too strong for
    children. You will be hard pressed to find a kid safe thyme
    essential oil.

  • Using thyme essential to get rid of nail fungus. Put a drop
    of thyme essential oil on each afflicted toenail daily for up to
    a year. Yes, in some extreme cases it may take that long.
    You will see an improvement.

  • NOTE: A way to dilute the power of thyme oil if you are too
    sensitive to its power is to mix tea tree oil with equal parts
    thyme essential oil for a treatment for toenail fungus.

Thyme oil use #4: antiseptic.
Don't overlook the antiseptic qualities of thyme essential oil.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National
Institutes of Health, the "
strong antiseptic activity of essential
oils has been known for a long time." Thyme Essential Oil, or
thymol, has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent that has very
powerful and penetrating medicinal qualities. As an antiseptic, it's
especially important to dilute it's power.

  • How to use thyme essential oil as an antiseptic. Dilute
    thyme essential oil.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health, thymol has a wide variety of
pharmacological properties, and is "
often the main antiseptic
ingredient in mouth rinses against gingivitis."

Thymol is an antifungal, too. According to an abstract published
by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of
Public health,
Thymol has a fungicidal effect on Candida species.
Specifically, there is an antifungal activity of thymol against
Candida albicans.

One of the active ingredients of Listerine is essential oil of
thymol. This mouthwash is also an antifungal! Listerine has many
other uses. Learn more
about how to use mouthwash in prepping.

Thyme oil use #5: analgesic (pain killer).
The warming effect of thyme essential oil can help with aches and
pains. It's an analgesic or pain killer. On the other hand, it also
may cause some people pain if not used properly.

  • How to use as an thyme essential oil as analgesic:
    Generally thyme essential oil is for topical use only, and
    must be diluted with a carrier oil before use. Carefully dilute
    thyme essential oil with a carrier oil such as fractionated
    coconut oil.

Thyme oil use #6: cleansing.
You can use thyme essential oil for keeping your homestead fresh!

How to use thyme essential oil for cleansing:  

  • Room deodorizer: Add 5-8 drops of thyme essential oil in a
    diffuser for a fresh clean scent. Thyme essential oil blends
    well with lemon essential oil. If you choose a blend, then try
    three drops of each. Thyme essential oil blends well with:
    bergamot, grapefruit, lemon oil, lavender essential oil, and
    also rosemary.

Thyme oil use #7: Digestive support.
Like many of the herb and spice oils, thyme can be beneficial for
occasional digestive upset. Among the others,
essential oil, tarragon, anise, and caraway can also help you
maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

  • How to use thyme essential oil for digestive upset. To use
    thyme essential oil for digestive upset, consult an
    aromatherapist. Plant Therapy recommends that "During an
    instance of tummy upset, well-diluted thyme (one drop in
    one teaspoon of carrier) can be rubbed in a gentle clockwise
    motion on the abdomen."

Thyme oil use #8: Immune booster.
Among the top essentials oils for their immune boosting strength
are eucalyptus,
lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil,
tea tree
, and of course, thyme.

Thyme oil is also a known immune booster. Thyme can help the
immune system fight colds, flu, infectious diseases, and even

  • How to use thyme essential oil as an immune booster.
    Thyme oil can also be useful in support of a clear respiratory
    tract when you diffuse a drop or two during times of seasonal

Thyme oil use #9 Sinus relief.
Thyme essential oil is a known expectorant, and can help provide
sinus relief. Open blocked nasal passages with Thyme essential
oil. The invigorating aroma will awaken the senses and help ease
congestion. This also has a simultaneous mood boosting effect,
discussed below.

  • How to use thyme oil to open nasal passages: Put two
    drops of thyme essential oil in your palms and rub them
    together and enjoy the vapor. Another way is to add two
    drops to a cup of hot water and inhale the steam. Finally,
    you can add thyme essential oil to a diffuser. Just be warned
    that some animals, including cats, are highly sensitive to
    essential oils.

Thyme oil use #10: Mood boosting.
Thyme Essential Oil has a warm and cleansing aroma with strong
spicy notes that promotes a sense of well begin. Aromatherapists
credit White Thyme Oil with having stimulating, uplifting, and
reviving properties.

Thyme essential oil lifts mood as it also boosts memory and
concentration, and can help alleviate the feeling of exhaustion.

  • How to use thyme essential oil for enhancing mood:
    Usually thyme essential oil is for topical use, but you can
    use it as a mood booster by diffusing it. Add one to three
    drops to water in a diffuser and you'll feel revived in a matter
    of minutes. Start with one drop to see how it works for you.
    Some people find the scent overpowering. You can also place
    a drop in your hands, rub and directly inhale as mentioned
    above, or use the steam inhalation method with hot water.

White Thyme Essential Oil is believed to have the ability to
cultivate courage. (Ancient Greeks bathed in it before battle.) You
may need it because Thyme essential oil is potent stuff:

  • Thyme Essential oil is  a possible skin irritant. It's also toxic
    if not properly diluted. In other words, use with caution!
  • Keep out of the reach of pets as some essential oils are
    toxic to pets at certain concentrations. Cats in particular are
    especially sensitive to essential oils.
  • As always, if you're pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or
    have a medical condition, consult a health professional
    before using any essential oil.

Happy endings...
It's about time you tried thyme! You'll love thyme essential oil
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Regarding thyme and breast cancer: The U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of
Health. published an abstract on the study. has saved the
(Effects of Thymus serpyllum extract on cell proliferation, apoptosis and epigenetic events in
human breast cancer cells) more than 4 times between February 13, 2014 and December 5,
2016 in case it should disappear. The study illustrated how Thymus serpyllium extract  produces
cell cancer death (apoptosis).
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