Thyme Oil Recipes

thymeessentialoilwebGot a bottle of Thyme Oil, but not entirely sure what to do with it?

Grab a cup a tea and peruse how I use it in my house! These are some of my favorite recipes and ones I have tried with both myself and my kiddos!


Thyme to Take the Tummy Troubles Away

Thyme Oil –   2 drops

Peppermint Oil  – 2 drops

Ginger Oil – 1 drop

Diluted in 1 teaspoon of Sweet Almond Oil

Once mixed, I rub on the abdominal area gently. Repeat every few hours until relief is found.

Foot Soak- To get rid of fungal type problems or just funky feet!

2 drops of Thyme Oil

2 drops of Lemon Oil

(You can also add Tea Tree and Rosemary, I usually play with it depending on my mood!)

Mix with a warm basin of water and add oil, soak for 15-whenever you feel like getting up! It is even better if you can coax a neck massage in conjunction with your feet soak.

Foot Massage Oil:

5 drops of Thyme Oil

1 drop of Lemon Oil

1 teaspoon of Jojoba Oil

Mix and then massage feet, especially on the problem areas!

Thyme for Stinky Shoes to Disappear

2 drops of Thyme Oil

2 drops of Rosemary Oil

1/8 cup baking soda

In small container, mix baking soda with oils. Then sprinkle small amount in the shoes. Let sit overnight and then shake out excess baking soda before wearing! (Works like a charm. My six year old had some STINKY feet in her slip on shoes, but this manages to keep the stench at bay for several weeks!)

Sniffles and Sneezes-

To a Warm Bath, add:

2 drops of Thyme Oil

2 drops of Rosemary Oil

1 drop of Cassia Oil

3 drops of Lemon Oil

1 drop of Eucalyptus

Breath deeply and enjoy! (This mixture works well in the diffuser as well, instead of 1 drop of Eucalyptus, use Eucalyptus as your base and the others at the same ratios.)

You can also place a drop or two of Thyme on a hanky to carry around and inhale deeply when needed.

Mouth Rinse– both for daily hygiene and occasional bad breath-

10 drops of Thyme Oil

10 drops of Peppermint Oil

1/2 cup of brandy

Enough water to dilute for a pint

Swish and spit after each mouth cleansing.

Wound Cleansing:

I keep a spray bottle that has a fine mist (This needs to be a stainless steel bottle) and in it I keep a mixture that I can spray on bumps, owies and cuts.

2 drops of Thyme Oil

2 drops of Tree Tree Oil

2 drops of Chamomile Oil

Fill up container with water and shake before application. For larger wounds, mix small bowl and add a drop of each oil. Then thoroughly cleanse the wound.

For the Home:

Chasing Away the Bugs:

Bugs dislike Thyme Oil, so diffusing it can help deter them from staking claim to your abode. You can either diffuse in your house with Eucalyptus Oil and Peppermint oil or you can mix those three oil and gentle wipe your baseboards. (Test for any damage to wood or tile prior to direct application!) Another essential oil that works well with Thyme Oil for creepy crawlies is Lemongrass Oil.


I really dislike commercial disinfectants because of the harsh chemicals. Essential Oils have become my life line to keep the house clean and both smelling and feeling great!

My go to disinfectant spray:

10 drops of Thyme Oil

10 drops of Rosemary Oil

10 drops of Tea Tree Oil

10 drops of Eucalyptus Oil

1/2 cup Vinegar

water to fill up my spray bottle

Shake before spraying to insure the oils are equally distributed each time. I use this on all surfaces of my home, except for the kitchen. (I have a special kitchen blend!)