Saturday, September 24, 2011

beauty #14 THYME & EUCALYPTUS Back Relief Soak

Thyme is said to have been used for its medicinal properties as early as 3,500 BC. The word "thyme" comes from the Greek word "thumos" which means "smell". It has been used to relieve asthma, coughs and colds. Also, to help fight bacteria like yellow fever organisms; to reduce swelling provoked by gout and to treat nervous disorders.

The following recipe is perfect for anyone who suffers from joint and back pain. The eucalyptus oil enhances the action of the thyme.

book source:     secrets of the spa


15 drops thyme essential oil
4 drops eucalyptus oil


Mix oil in hot bath water and soak for 15 minutes. After bath, massage joints and back with the Thyme and Cedarwood Joint And BackAche Rub. (recipe follows)


2 ounces jojoba oil
12 drops of thyme essential oil
12 drops of cedarwood essential oil

Mix ingredients thouroughly and massage into affected areas with a slow circular motion.


Have a pain free week everyone!

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