I've heard of Thieves Essential Oils for years. I've heard the myths and the wild claims of this magical concoction. But, the more I've researched Thieves Oil, the more I've learned about various essential oils recipes and how effective they are. I've also realized that it's not only a fun story that I want to share...it's also a great recipe that you can use continuously for yourself and your family!
A simple mixture of a few easy essential oils promise to help you fight the common cold, airborne germs and makes effective homemade household cleaners for basic frugal living!
The History of Thieves Essential Oils
According to Wikipedia, The Black Plague, or The Black Death, was one of the most deadly pandemics in history. The Black Plague was believed to have begun in China and then spread West. It is estimated to have killed about 50% of Europe's population and reduced the world's population by about 100 million people during the 14th century.
It was during the time of The Black Plague that a band of thieves were discovered to be able to successfully rob the dead and their graves without fear of becoming affected by this deadly disease.
Upon their capture and subsequent charging of grave robbing as well as theft of the dying victims-they were offered a plea bargain. They were offered leniency in their punishment if they would reveal the secret of their protection against this killer disease. Since this disease was so contagious that families often died in droves, it was imperative to the communities to learn this mystical secret.
The band of thieves, legends say there were four, disclosed the secret that has lived on and protects us from air borne disease, even today. These men were, by trade, perfumers and spice traders. They'd concocted a mixture of various essential oils to protect them not only from the airborne germs, but also from actually touching the decaying bodies.
To begin with, it's important to use quality essential oils if you plan on applying them to your skin or clothing. I only use pure essential oils that have no additives or chemicals.
Thieves Oil Recipe
*store in a dark glass container
*Use daily for protection against cold and flu germs during the winter seasons
Weber State University conducted a study in 1997.
The results showed Thieves Oil to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria.
The bacteria cultures were exposed into an enclosed area and the Thieves Essential Oils blend were infused into the space.
Within 10 minutes of exposure there was a reduction of:
Sounds like some big, scientific wording but sounds convincing as well! So....the next step is to make some of this wonder drug for my family or as a great homemade gift idea for others.
The recipe is easy, the ingredients are readily available, and the uses for this Thieves Essential Oils blend are numerous!
So let's put some ideas together and see what all can be done with Thieves Oil!
Put 8 drops of Thieves Oil into Glass Spray Bottle and 8 oz Witch Hazel
Mix 8 drops of Thieves Oil With 8 oz. of your favorite Carrier Oil to make a massage oil
Make lotion with a blend of thieves oil in it
Use Thieves Essential Oils Straight From the Bottle For Added Benefits
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