|sprigs of thyme|
|Thyme Sweet (Thymus vulgaris ct linalool)|
This oil is also antifungal making it an oil of choice alongside lemon oil for the cleaning in the kitchen and bathroom. Simply fill a 16oz bottle with water and add essential oil shaking well. Hygiene is very important in hospitals - surgery is impractical without it. With concern rising about antibiotic resistant bacteria its interesting to reflect that bacteria dont acquire resistance to essential oils like thyme oil. This is because essential oils act on bacterial cell membranes for example making them more porous and preventing the bacteria replicating.
For its bactericidal properties Thyme oil finds its way into many over the counter products for example toothpaste and mouthwash.