Most of you probably know what Thieves Oil is, but if not have I got a story for you! The name and recipe for Thieves Oil have an interesting backstory and explains why this blend of oils is so good for you.
The recipe varies and dates back to the Middle Ages where Thieves Oil kept a group of merchants safe from the Black Plague. The mixtures of antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties were able to stave off the Plague and keep these merchants safe.
Here is the background…
Legend has it that a band of spice merchants became thieves in the 15th century, when pandemic Plague crashed the economy. They used a blend of herbs and spices to rob the gravely ill and deceased without becoming infected themselves. When finally caught for their crimes, the thieves supposedly traded their recipe for a lighter sentence.
Whether or not the legend is true, the ingredients in this mixture are antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral, and have immune-stimulating properties. That means it should keep just about any flu, cold or virus at bay.
In fact, Thieves oil blend (sometimes called Four Thieves oil) was tested by Weber State University in Utah in 1997, and found to kill 99% of airborne bacteria when diffused into a room.
How To Make Thieves Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #1
- 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 35 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- 40 drops of Clove Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #2
- 50 drops of Rosemary Oil
- 75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
- 100 drops of Cinnamon Bark
- 175 drops of Lemon Oil
- 200 drops of Clove Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #3
- 2 tsp. Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 2 ½ tsp. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 1 tbs. Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 tbs. Clove Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #4
- 3/4 tsp Eucalyptus Oil
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary Oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Bark Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Oil
- 2 tsp Clove Oil
Store the blends in a dark bottle and use on a daily basis.
- Diffusing Thieves Oil
This supports the lungs and sinuses, strengthen the respiratory system, eliminates bad odors and purifies the air.
- Thieves Oil All-Purpose Spray
Mix water and Thieves Oil in a spray bottle and use to clean and disinfect pretty much everything around the house.
- Topical Thieves Oil
A drop of Thieves Oil to 4 drops carrier oil like Grapeseed, Coconut, Jojoba, Avocado – any healthy oil)
- Household Uses
Due to its antibacterial properties, Thieves oil works as great multi-purpose cleaner. Add it to dishwasher loads, floor, countertops to remove sticky buildup, or to laundry loads.
- Massage Therapy
Dilute 15 drops of Thieves Oil with 15 drops of carrier oil and massage over lungs, chest, and back to boost your respiratory system.
- Ingesting Thieves Oil
Add a drop of Thieves oil to a bottle of water and sip during the day to clean the digestive tract and boost immunity.
Add two to three drops to two tablespoons of water and gargle to alleviate a dry throat.