According to legend, The Thieves oil blend is based on a story from around the 15th century when the bubonic plague was running rampant through Europe and Asia. Four thieves from Europe, who were notoriously robbing the infectious dead bodies of all their possessions, miraculously never contracted the highly infectious plague.
This led to a deeper enquiry in court after they were caught and charged. The magistrate offered them a deal, their secret for a reduced sentence. Taking the deal, they told stories of their herbal knowledge and their powerful medicinal properties when combined in certain ways.
This specific herbal blend that they had created, concocted from aromatic herbs, was allegedly highly effective in killing all of the airborne bacteria. Some of the stories told, speak of it in a vinegar form, while others talk about a blend that was in a mask over their faces.
In 1997, Weber State University did a study that found the Thieves essential oil blend to have a 99.96% success rate at killing airborne bacteria. We don’t know whether or not this “thieves” story is true, but the essential oils are truly antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious. They will stimulate the immune system, circulation, and respiratory system, and help protect against the flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, and more.”
This package includes the following 5 essential oils PLUS an extra empty 22ml glass bottle to mix your own blend:
- 22ml Bottle Clove oil
- 22ml Lemon oil
- 22ml Cinnamon oil
- 22ml Eucalyptus oil
- 22ml Rosemary oil
Thieves oil Recipe
Mix your own thieves oil with this blend of 5 Essential oils.
Thieves Oil Recipes
40 drops of Clove EO
35 drops of Lemon EO
20 drops of Cinnamon EO
15 drops of Eucalyptus EO
10 drops of Rosemary EO
Combine and use. (*Highly concentrated)
If you multiply this recipe above by 3x, you can almost fill your empty 22ml bottle – it will make 18ml of Thieves oil.
(eg 120 drops clove, 105 drops lemon, 60 drops cinnamon, 45 drops eucalyptus, 30 drops Rosemary )
Common uses for Thieves oil:
- Use a few drops of your Thieves oil blend in your diffuser or and a pot of boiling water on the stove, to freshen the air in your home or workplace.
- Make an all-purpose spray for cleaning your home or workplace. Fill a spray bottle with water and add the essential oil blend at a 1 to 2% dilution rate. Spray on countertops, desks, and other surfaces. Make sure to shake before using, as the oil and water will naturally separate.
- Due to the various properties of this blend of essential oils, Thieves Oil can also help to alleviate minor aches and pains that you may experience with daily life. Mix the essential oil blend at a 1 to 2% dilution rate with organic jojoba or olive oil. Use as a massage oil for weary muscles and tired feet, or dab on the skin throughout the day for general support.
- To help clear up occasional stuffiness, mix a 1 to 2% dilution of the essential oil blend with organic jojoba or olive oil and rub under the nose or on your chest. Place a few drops in a steaming bowl of hot water, cover head with a towel and inhale vapours.
Thieves Liquid hand Soap Recipe.
5 Tbsp Castile Soap
2 Cups of filter/distilled Water
15- 20 drops of thieves oil blend Essential Oils
Combine and use.
CAUTION: Do not use Thieves oil if you are on blood thinners, due to the blood-thinning effects of cinnamon oil