You can thank the silent “h” for this play on words, made possible only by the inexplicable ways of the English language. Regardless of how we pronounce it, it’s high time we learn about dōTERRA Thyme!
You can learn a lot about someone by meeting their friends, so let’s meet a good friend of Thyme: Summer Savory. Both are used extensively and sometimes interchangeably as staple herbs of Mediterranean cuisine, and both are offered by dōTERRA with the difference that Summer Savory is limited-edition while Thyme is consistently available. Cooks and essential oil users alike agree that the two possess similar properties and comparable benefits.
If you’re lucky enough to snag a bottle of limited-edition Summer Savory, you’ll want to experience this diffuser blend:
Italian Summer diffuser blend
3-4 drops Lemon
2 drops Cilantro
1 drop Summer Savory
Do you notice how Summer Savory provides the muted undertone that pulls all of the scents together? If you encourage your guests to close their eyes, you just might be able to transport their imaginations from a simple patio party to a bountiful feast outside a Tuscan villa!
Now that you’ve met Summer Savory, you can get to know Thyme better. Meaning “to fumigate” in Greek, Thyme has the ability to purify and can be described as resolving, powerful, and expelling. Use it during gardening activities to naturally repel insects. Enjoy not only the fresh herbal flavor but also an immune system boost by flavoring your meat and entrée dishes with 1-2 drops of dōTERRA Thyme.
The history of Thyme through the ages is fascinating. Medieval knights carried it with them into battle to impart courage, ancient Greeks used it in their baths, and ancient Egyptians incorporated it into their embalming ceremonies. Thyme essential oil has powerful skin-purifying capabilities; but due to its heat, it should always be diluted before topical application. It can even be used as a key ingredient in homemade deodorant (stay tuned for that recipe)!
The aroma of Thyme is useful for de-stressing as well as increasing alertness and memory. It’s also an important oil to keep on hand for supporting respiratory health – clearly this is not just a summer oil, but one for all seasons. You’ll want to find it within arms’ reach when those oppressive winter pathogens come calling.
Whether dabbling in Summer Savory or making the most of Thyme, you can use these two essential oils in similar capacities as you enjoy their powerful benefits packaged in warm, herbaceous aromas.