Thyme has notable antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic, and diuretic properties and should be used with great care. It must be used in moderation. It is part of our "home essentials" due to the antiviral properties, therefore, great for cleaning the house, especially when colds or flu have hit the home. Add 2 drops of thyme to a basin of water and wash down bathroom tubs, toilets, sinks and floor. Then, follow with a lovely citrus such as lemon or grapefruit. This is sure to disinfect, lift your spirits and smell wonderful for the rest of the day.