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Thyme: The Oil of Releasing & Forgiving

We all need more “Thyme” (pun not intended) not because of its powerful cleansing properties which also clear the person from blocked or stuck emotions but mainly because it is the oil of releasing and forgiveness which we all need more of in our lives. Thyme digs deep within our soul for unresolved negativity and old, stagnant feelings. It brings to the surface toxic emotions of hate, rage, anger and resentment, which cause the heart to close. Thyme empties our soul of all negativity and leaves the heart wide open.

Thyme has been used for everything from courage and warding off nightmares, to energising and revitalising the soul, helping with focus and mental clarity and uplifting moods especially when fatigued. It can be mentally stimulating and helps with concentration. Thyme is also useful for establishing a sense of direction for the soul and this is probably why Greek soldiers loved it and wouldn’t go to battle without it. Not only did it give them physical energy to endure, but also the mental and spiritual understanding to follow their destiny and vision even if it would ensue in a negative outcome. In this way, it can emotionally support our needs and direction when we are feeling apprehensive, off course or unsure.

As Thyme opens our heart chakra, we begin to feel more tolerant and patient with others. And as the heart opens up more and more, we become more able to receive love and to offer forgiveness. Thyme teaches us that “it’s time to move forward and let go”. As we forgive, we release ourselves from emotional bondage.

Thyme transforms hate and anger into love and forgiveness. What can be more transforming!

Blends Well With

Thyme blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Melaleuca, Oregano

Usage Tips

Considered a “hot” oil. Undiluted thyme essential oil will irritate skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”