Thyme Uses and Benefits
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Thyme Facial Steam

Thyme is a culinary herb that can also be used as a natural remedy in some cases. It is very potent and should be used with caution but it is especially helpful for coughs and congestion when used in this facial steam.
Course Remedy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Katie Wells


  • 1 quart of water
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaf
  • 1 teaspoon mint leaf
  • 1 teaspoon eucalyptus leaf optional


  • Boil water in a large pot or tea kettle.
  • Place herbs in a large stock pot and pour boiling water over herbs.
  • Lean head over pot with herbs and water (it should be steaming).
  • Cover head with a towel to seal in the steam from the pot.
  • Carefully breathe in the steam in slow deep breaths.
  • Do this for 5-8 minutes.
  • This should help loosen congestion and reduce coughing.