Tea Tree and Thyme Healing Tonic


Email This Post Email This Post

Adapted from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles (Storey, 2007) http://www.care2.com/

Holiday parties with a cold, gift-wrapping with the flu - this is no time to get sick. If only there was a spray we could use to combat cold and flu bugs. Oh wait, there is! Try this simple to make, all-natural tea tree and thyme healing tonic to help purify your home and workplace, and kiss those vexing germs good-bye.

This recipe makes for a very strong infusion of thyme. Combined with tea tree, the resultant formula has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, and makes a good preventive skin tonic to use when living or working around people who have a cold or the flu. Pour it into a small, plastic spritzer bottle and keep it with you at all times so that you can spray it periodically on your hands or face, the telephone, and directly into the air to help purify the surrounding environment.

* 1 cup distilled water
* 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
* 10 drops tea tree essential oil

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil, remove from heat, add the herb, cover, and steep for 30 minutes. Strain and pour the liquid into a storage container. Add the essential oil. Shake vigorously to blend.

Due to tea tree essential oil’s potent properties, this tonic will keep unrefrigerated for approximately one week. Please make a fresh batch every weekend so that you are prepared to naturally combat the upcoming week’s exposure to germs!

Application: Using a cotton cleansing pad, apply approximately one teaspoon to the face or more as necessary for other parts of the body. Avoid eye area.

Note: Please be sure to use pure essential oil, not perfume fragrances. If you are pregnant, nursing or have a serious medical condition, please check with your health care professional before using essential oils.

Mountain Rose Herbs is where we recommend you purchase all of your organic, wild crafted bulk herbs, spices, teas and pure,organic essential oils!

Would you like to learn the healing art of Aromatherapy, Color/Crystal Therapy or Reflexology? Become an Aromatherapy Practitioner, Color, Crystal Practitioner, or a practitioner of Reflexology through the certification home study and distance-learning courses at Alternative Healing Academy!

Learn more about Xtend-Life - Micro-Nutriments - The elite of natural supplements. Love life, Live Longer!

For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

Are you looking for quality vitamins, diet aids and health supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!

Related Articles

Originally posted 2007-12-12 08:24:34. We hope you have enjoyed this Post From the Past!


Your Free PDF Health Ebook...

Making Soap and Candles

    Simply Right Click and choose Save As to save to your desktop!  More FREE Natural Health, Wellness and Pet Ebooks at Remedies4.com!

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Email This Post Email This Post

3 Responses to “Tea Tree and Thyme Healing Tonic”

  1. [...] Read more at Dee [...]

  2. Wow, love your recipe for the tea tree and thyme healing tonic. Just gotta try it at the office for all those fellow employees who come in sniffling. Great advice.

  3. [...] Here’s another interesting post I read today by Natural Holistic Health Blog [...]

Leave a Reply