Thyme Spotlight

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Thyme

Thought to impart courage to its bearer, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies of the Middle Ages. During this same period, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares. The ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites. Today, Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and clarifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high phenol content, Thyme should be diluted with  Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemotypes that produce a broad-spectrum activity in promoting winter-time health. Including Thyme essential oil in food dishes or consuming one to two drops a day will promote a healthy immune system when seasonal threats are high.

Application:
Aromatic, Topical, Internal, Diluted

Extraction Method:
Steam distillation

Aromatic Description:
Warm, herbaceous, floral, powdery

Main Chemical Component and Chemotype:
Thymol

Plant Part:
Leaf

PRIMARY BENEFITS

• Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin

• Broad-spectrum activity in promoting winter-time health

USES

Use 1–2 drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor.

Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy skin.

Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to promote immunity.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area.

CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any  product.

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