Thyme Heals All Wounds!

Author: Cure Oils Date: July 30, 2020 Tags: Thyme, Benefits, Recipes

Thyme ImageThe reason why that may be true, is because the Thyme plant produces several very different essential oils.  Making Thyme super varied and useful. Thyme plants will produce different types of essential oils depending on the environmental factors like soil and climate.  Isn’t nature amazing!  Thyme has been categorized into several chemotypes (ct.) that have different chemical constituents. The most common types of Thyme essential oils are: Thyme ct. thymol and Thyme ct. linalol. sells the Thyme ct. linalol variety.

Thyme ct. (chemotype) linalol contains significant monoterpenols and esters, making it safe on skin, mucous membranes and for use on children. Ideal for balancing the nervous system, immune stimulant, uterine tonic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and sedative. Thyme ct. linalol is gentle and useful for skin healing and nourishing purposes. One of our favorite uses for Thyme is diffusing it for emotional support.  Imagine Thyme as a great friend you can lean on. Thyme is the kind of friend that would say “you got this”.  Diffusing a blend with Thyme during times of grief, disappointment or anxiety can make all the difference. 

One of the best quotes about Thyme essential oil comes from Andrea Butje’s book, The Heart of Aromatherapy:
“After ‘spending time with Thyme,’ people feel supported by life and confident in their ability to heal. They learn to see their fears as invitations to grow and to listen to their hearts when they feel uncertain. Nothing makes Thyme feel stronger than helping others to feel stronger too!”

  • Thyme ct. linalol is well known for being a gentle immune booster
  • Relieves spasms and cramps of muscles and organs
  • Calms and soothes central nervous system
  • Antibacterial agents help to prevent infections
  • Nourishing components make it a favorite oil to add to DIY skincare, hair care and household products


Wound Blend
4 oz Jojoba oil
8 drops Thyme ct. linalol
6 drops Lavender
3 drops Helichrysum
3 drops Roman Chamomile

Add the four essential oils to a 4 oz bottle of Jojoba oil (or other carrier oil) and shake. Apply every 4 hours to wound.
Flu Rub (Immune Booster)
1 oz (2 T.) Jojoba oil
6 drops Thyme ct. linalol
3 drops Cypress
3 drops Clove Bud

Mix Jojoba with the essential oils and apply to wrists and chest. Use twice daily while sick

Thyme ct. (chemotype) thymol
 contains significant phenols, making the oil anti-fungal, anti-infectious, and aggressive on the skin. Use in acute illness to stimulate the immune system. Ideal for colds, flu, coughs, sore throats, circulation, warming, arthritis, sciatica, and sluggish digestion. The oil has a spicy aroma. Not safe for use with children. Dilute well when using on skin.