Natural Remedies

Thyme Oil Vapor Steam

mother and daughter helping other daughter hold a towel over her head to inhale steam from a red bowl

A member of the labiatae (mint) family, thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean basin that comes in many varieties. In addition to its culinary uses, thyme is also used as an old-fashioned herbal remedy for easing infections.

Thyme oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, and antispasmodic properties. Thyme oil is also effective against SalmonellaStaphylococcus, and Pseudomonas, and can help fight colds, flu, sore throats, coughs, laryngitis, and bronchitis.

For throat, nose, and chest infections, just inhale it; for gum and mouth infections use in a gargle or rinse.

You can use thyme essential oil in other ways as well:

  • Use it as a natural hand sanitizer.
  • Dilute it and apply it on the affected area to relieve Athlete’s foot, insect bites, and stings.
  • Use it to destroy nail fungus, candida, and vaginitis.
  • To treat acne and warts, use it in a face wash.
  • Use 1% solution as an antibacterial spray for fresh produce.

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This thyme oil vapor steam will help open up and disinfect your nasal passages so you can breath easier.

mother and daughter helping other daughter hold a towel over her head to inhale steam from a red bowl

Thyme Oil Vapor Steam

This simple, time-tested recipe will help open up and disinfect your nasal passages so you can breath easier.
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CuisineHerbal Remedy
Prep Time15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Boil the water till steaming, then fill a large bowl with it.
  • Add the thyme oil, starting with 10 drops.
  • Cover your head with a towel and hold your face over the bowl, allowing the towel to form a steam tent around your head.
  • Inhale and breath deeply and calmly. If the scent of thyme is not strong enough to make a difference to your sinuses add another 5-10 drops, as needed.
This simple, time-tested recipe will help open up and disinfect your nasal passages so you can breath easier.#naturalhealth #naturalliving #diy #recipe #herbalremedy
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Dawn Gifford

Dawn is the creator of Small Footprint Family, and the author of the critically acclaimed Sustainability Starts at Home - How to Save Money While Saving the Planet. After a 20-year career in green building and environmental sustainability, chronic illness forced her to shift her expertise and passion from the public sphere to home and hearth. Get the whole story behind SFF here.

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