If you were to name some of your essential oil must-haves for winter, chances are Thyme wouldn’t spring to mind. But don’t neglect this unsung EO hero—use it to refresh your winter wellness routine!
You may be more familiar with using thyme in the kitchen, but did you know it also has a rich history as a medicinal herb? The use of thyme can be charted back to the ancient Egyptians who used it for embalming, as well as the ancient Greeks who used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in temples. Fresh thyme leaves were even given to knights and warriors as gifts during the Middle Ages as a source of courage.
Young Living’s Thyme essential oil has a spicy, warm, herbaceous aroma that is both powerful and penetrating. Check out three quick ways to add Thyme essential oil to your routine:
Thyme in Young Living products
You can find Thyme essential oil in many Young Living’s products to support your wellness routine, including Inner Defense or Longevity. Thyme is also a key essential oil in the Raindrop Technique, and makes a great massage oil. Thyme’s stimulating properties in Young Living oils are a great way to promote a sense of alertness in your wellness routine.
Cooking with Thyme+ essential oil
Thyme+ essential oil is right at home in any kitchen. Try pairing this Young Living Plus oil with Lemon+ for a delicious and zesty roast marinade—these two flavours are the perfect match! Follow the recipe below and add to chicken, tofu or your favourite vegetables before roasting in the oven for a nourishing treat:
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 small onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 4 drops Lemon+
- 2 drops Thyme+
- 2 drops Black Pepper+
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon mustard (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Diffusing Thyme essential oil!
Want to diffuse the perfect aroma for gathering with friends or curling up with a good book? Create a comfortable, inviting ambience by diffusing Lemongrass, Citronella, Peppermint and Thyme. This sweet and earthy DIY diffuser blend is delightful and refreshing!
Is Thyme or Thyme+ one of your favourite essential oils? How do you use Thyme?
Tell us in the comments below!