Thought to impart courage to its bearer, THYME was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies of the Middle Ages. During this same period, THYME was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares.
The ancient Greeks used THYME in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples, while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites.
Today, THYME is commonly used as a seasoning, but with a specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system, THYME is a potent, warm Essential Oil that holds powerful cleansing and purifying properties. However, due to its high thymol content, THYME should be diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil before application.
• Add two drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to support a healthy immune system.
• Use when gardening to naturally repel insects.
• Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil, and then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy-looking skin.
• Add to homemade deodorant for natural support.
• Use one to two drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor.
• Add one drop each of Rosemary and Thyme to your favorite homemade soup or roast.
EGGS IN THE HEAT RECIPE
• 4 eggs
• 28 oz. can diced Tomatoes
• 1 Green Pepper
• 1 Onion
• 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
• 4 tbsp. Olive Oil / 1 tbsp. Olive Oil (each for a different part of the recipe)
• 1 drop Basil Essential Oil
• 1 drop Oregano Essential Oil
• 1 drop Rosemary Essential Oil
• 1 drop THYME Essential Oil
• 1 drop Black Pepper Essential Oil
In a large saucepan, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil, and sauté one diced onion and one diced green pepper until softened to your liking. Then dump in the tomatoes. While this simmers, mix 4 tbsp. Olive Oil with one drop of each: Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, and Oregano Essential Oils. Optionally, add one drop of Black Pepper Essential Oil.
(You will have more of this mix than you need for this recipe, but it’s easier to mix it and store in a glass container for the next time you make the dish. You WILL want to make it again!)
Now that your tomato mixture is simmering, add one tbs of the oil mixture you've just created and stir to combine. Let simmer a bit longer: you may allow some of the moisture to cook out if you'd like. This recipe is called "Eggs in the HEAT" because at this point you add red pepper flakes, though this can be omitted if you desire a less spicy version.
Now the fun part -- Crack eggs into divets you create with a spoon—one egg in each divet—and cover dish. Cook eggs to your liking (over easy, medium, hard) by continuing to check. You may cook eggs to different preferences for family members by adding eggs in at different times.
That's it! Take this beautiful dish to the table and WOW your family! Served alongside homemade hash browns, it is delicious for a hearty breakfast or brunch!
This recipe contributed by Essential Oils Academy customer Kristi Cartwright.
QUESTION – WHAT DISH OR RECIPE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY SEASONING WITH THYME?