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Thieves Essential Oils

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.

 Thieves Essential Oils > More Essential Oils Recipes

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

  • 10 drops of Clove Oil
  • 9 drops of Lemon Oil
  • 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark
  • 4 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
  • 3 drops of Rosemary Oil´╗┐

*store in a dark glass container

  • 1 drop Thieves to 4 drops carrier oil -apply topically to feet, neck and behind the ears.

*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:

82% in Micrococcus luteus (bacteria found in water, soil, dust & air)
96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (sepsis)
44% in Staphylococcus aureus(staph)

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

  • Spritz onto shopping cart handles
  • Spray on cloth & wipe cell phone
  • Use as a body spray  by spritzing onto your children's hands and chest before entering a "Germ Zone" (once again remembering to use only therapeutic grade essential oils)
  • Spritz your pet's bed (or in my case-MY bed) to kill doggie odors and germs!
  • Spray mattresses and pillows to insure against bed bugs <can you say Hotel Germs>
  • Spray in throat for sore, irritated throats (if using organic, food-safe, oils)
  • Spray it onto plants to repel aphids. Increase the water by 50%

Mix 8 drops of Thieves Oil With 8 oz. of your favorite Carrier Oil to make a massage oil

Learn more about various Carrier Oils

Massage Oil Kits

  • Apply to the bottom of feet during cold & flu season, stimulating the immune system
  • Massage into lower back if you feel an illness settling in
  • Gently apply to bug bits to alleviate itching & pain

Make lotion with a blend of thieves oil in it

Here's a lotion recipe

Here's a kit with all you need to make lotion

Use Thieves Essential Oils Straight From the Bottle For Added Benefits

  • Apply directly to cold sores for instant pain relief and quick healing
  • Apply to plantar warts
  • Add a drop to your toothbrush to freshen and disinfect

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