Making and Using Thyme Oil

Making oil infusions from your garden herbs is one of the pleasures of owning a garden – more so if the infusions is made out of thyme. Thyme oil infusions in particular are one of the most versatile kinds of oil infusions, thanks to its disinfectant, restorative, and therapeutic qualities.

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What is Thyme Oil Good For?

To relieve pain: Mix three drops of thyme oil with two teaspoons of sesame oil. Use this mixture as massage oil and apply to affected areas to relieve pain.

To alleviate fatigue: Add two drops of thyme oil to your bath water before soaking.

To improve sleep:  Add a few drops of thyme oil to the liquid in your diffuser.

To prevent gingivitis: Add one drop of Thyme oil to a cup of warm water. Use this mixture as a mouthwash to prevent gingivitis.

To lighten and fade scars: Add a few drops of thyme oil to almond oil or sunflower oil and massage on the scar daily before bed.

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To use as a facial cleanser: Add a few drops of thyme oil to your usual facial wash.

To treat respiratory problems: Add two drops of thyme oil to the liquid in your steam inhaler.

How Do You Make Thyme Oil?

Ingredients
1/2 cup fresh thyme
1 cup sunflower oil other light vegetable oil
Mortar and pestle
Saucepan
Glass container

Procedure:
Wash the herbs and dry it by patting it with a clean cloth. Crush the herbs using the mortar and pestle to release their natural oils. Place the crushed thyme and its oil into the saucepan, and add the oil. Simmer this mixture over medium heat for at least five minutes or until it produces bubbles. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to cool. Pour the mixture into the glass container then store in a cool place.

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