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February’s Essential Oil of the Month…Thyme!

Posted Feb 01 2013 3:27pm

PAP_YBN-29-hi-res Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

Source: flowering tops and leaves

Overview:

We are excited about this month’s essential oil as thyme is a favorite at Your Body Needs (ok, you got us, we say that about all of our essential oils )!  The aroma of thyme essential oil can be described as sweet, herbaceous and strong.  One of the best therapeutic properties of thyme is its antimicrobial strength.   Use thyme in your home- made cleaning products and hand sanitizer.  Place a couple drops of thyme essential oil on your kitchen sponge before wiping the counter tops; not only will your kitchen smell fantastic but it will kill germs that linger about!   Diffuse thyme in your home to cleanse the air and keep those nasty winter germs at bay.

The aroma of thyme essential oil brings with it a feeling of warmth and comfort.   Diffuse thyme when you are feeling like you need extra comforting.  It helps with the nervous system in cases of mental fatigue, excessive worry and depression.  For a quick on the go pick me up place a couple drops of thyme essential oil on a cotton pad and you have your own portable diffuser! Breathing the aroma of thyme essential oil also helps to relieve stress headaches.  Overall, thyme essential oil  is beneficial for the immune system, nervous system and respiratory system.  There are so many good things to say about thyme essential oil .  If thyme is not hanging out in your essential oil collection there is no need to wait any longer!  Everyone could use more thyme (could not resist), pick yours up this month either in studio or on-line !

Experience thyme essential oil in our massage blend of the month ; “Orange You Amazing”.  This blend consists of thyme , rose , patchouli and orange essential oils .  It smells amazing and you are amazing so get that massage !

Uses & Facts:

Recipes

Hand Sanitizer

This is a must for those of you who can’t leave home without hand sanitizer.  Make your own, it is better than those alcohol laden ones.  This version is all natural and kinder to your skin.  Plus its easy to make too!
Here’s what you need:

Fresh Thyme

Thyme essential oil - 9 drops

Tea Tree essential oil - 3 drops

Lavender essential oil - 12 drops

Aloe Vera gel- 1 ounce

Distilled water- 1 ounce

Add the above ingredients to the  2 ounce spritzer bottle .  Shake to combine.

To use: Shake before each application and spray on hands and rub together!  Say goodbye to those other hand sanitizer products!  Those are like lighting a candle with a blow torch!

Germ Fighting Diffuser Blend

This is a blend to keep your immune system healthy.   Diffuse this blend as a preventative or when you or someone  in your household is under the weather.  A great blend to diffuse during the winter months; it is not the cold that makes us sick, rather being indoors more often.  Cleanse the air in your living space with this thyme blend!

You can also diffuse thyme essential oil all by itself.  It makes the space feel warm, cozy and safe all while strengthening your immune system!

Thyme essential oil - 4 drops

Cinnamon essential oil - 5 drops

Eucalyptus essential oil - 3 drops

 

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line ! For the month of February receive 10% off your Thyme Pure Essential Oil  purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!


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