Thieves oil is a blend of clove (syzygium aromaticum), lemon cinnamon bark (cinnamomum), eucalyptus and rosemary that was created by 15th century thieves during the plague. The oil blend is antiviral, antiseptic and antibacterial. It works well in a diffuser to help purify the air in your home, or as a throat spray to help soothe a sore throat.
A great way to experience the benefits of essential oil is by breathing it so it enters your body via the nose and lungs. You can use it in a diffuser, or you can simply add 4 to 5 drops of it to a pot of boiled water. Then, cover your head with a towel while carefully leaning over the liquid and breathing in the steam.
Another option is to place a drop or two of the oil on a warm damp wash cloth and then place the cloth on your chest or your forehead to help relieve pain and congestion. You can also add 5 to 8 drops of oil to the water as you run your bath for a soothing, relaxing effect.
However, essential oils aren’t supposed to be considered a substitute for other proven methods for warding off the common cold, such as getting enough fluids, adequate rest, or seeing your doctor if symptoms start to get worse. If you’re looking for natural ways to help boost your body’s defenses during cold and flu season, though, it’s well worth your time to investigate the impact essential oils can have on your overall health.
Thieves oil is a blend of clove (syzygium aromaticum), lemon cinnamon bark (cinnamomum), eucalyptus and rosemary that was created by 15th century thieves during the plague. The oil blend is antiviral, antiseptic and antibacterial. It works well in a diffuse to help purify the air in your home or as a throat spray to help soothe your sore throat.
A great way to get the benefits of essential oil is by breathing them so that they enter your body via the nose and lungs. You can use them in a diffuser or you can simply add at least 4 or 5 drops of the oil to a pot of boiled water. Then, cover your head with a towel while carefully leaning over the liquid and breathing in the stem.
Another option is to place a drop or two of the oils on a warm damp wash cloth and then place the cloth on your chest or your forehead to help relieve pain and congestion. Or you can add 5 to 8 drops of oil to the water as you run your bath for a soothing, relaxing effect.
Essential oils are never considered to be a substitute for other proven methods for warding off the common cold such as getting enough fluids, getting enough rest or seeing your doctor if your symptoms start to get worse. However, if you’re looking for natural ways to help boost your body’s defenses during cold and flu season, it’s well worth your time to investigate the impact essential oils can have on your overall health.
HOW TO MAKE THIEVES OIL
Thieves Oil Blend #1
40 drops of Clove Essential Oil
35 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
20 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #2
200 drops of Clove Oil
175 drops of Lemon Oil
100 drops of Cinnamon Bark
75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
50 drops of Rosemary Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #3
1 tbs. Clove Essential Oil
1 tbs. Lemon Essential Oil
2 ½ tsp. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
2 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 tsp. Rosemary Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #4
2 tsp Clove Oil
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Oil
1 tsp Cinnamon Bark Oil
3/4 tsp Eucalyptus Oil
1/2 tsp Rosemary Oil
* NOTE: A single 15ml bottle of essential oil is known to contain approximately 255 drops. One 5ml bottle has 85 drops.
Store these blends inside a dark bottle, in a cool place away from the sun. You should also use thieve’s oil daily as it can be used for so many different reasons — not to mention that it has a nice cinnamon aroma to it. You can diffuse the oil, use it topically, clean household items with it, or ingest it to help aid digestion and support your overall immune system.
DIFFUSING THIEVES OIL
This helps purify the air in your home, eliminate bad odors, acts aromatically to help support your lings and sinuses. Diffuse 15-20 drops of Thieves Oil for 15 minutes three or four times a day in an essential oil diffuser. As you breathe the oil, you will help strengthen your lungs, sinuses and your overall respiratory system.
THIEVES OIL ALL PURPOSE SPRAY
You can make an easy all purpose spray out of thieves oil and water in a spray bottle to help clean and disinfect just about everything. Take odor out of pet beds*, clean microbial bacteria off surfaces, and keep baby’s room spic and span with thieves oil.
* NOTE: Cat’s can’t process essential oils very well — if you’re using this blend to clean without a diffuser if you’re a cat person.
Add a single drop of thieves oil for every 1/2 ounce of water used. This is a strong solution that can be reduced to 1 drop per 1 oz if you find it a bit overwhelming. You’ll also need to shake the bottle vigorously.
TOPICAL THIEVES OIL
1 drop of thieves oil to 4 drops of carrier oil (Grapeseed, jojoba, coconut, avocado — any healthy oil will act as a carrier)
This lets you use thieves oil topically. Some folks can use thieves oil minus a carrier oil; however, there are some people who’ll have irritated skin. You can massage this blend to your feet daily to help promote a healthy immune system.
Due to its antibacterial properties, thieves oil is a great all-aroud cleaner. Add to laundry and dishwasher loads, and floor and countertops to help remove any stubborn, sticky buildup or even just to give a great, deep clean.
Furthermore, you can also freshen up your kids’ stuffed animals or even your dog’s bed, clean your cell phone and other devices, even help keep plants bug-free and happy. Adding thieves oil to a cotton ball placed in the home, car, or office air vents, this helps eliminate nasty odors. Thieves oil can even help to dispel bed bugs!
Dilute 15 drops of thieves oil with 15 drops of carrier oil and massage over the lungs, chest and back to help improve your respiratory system. When this oil is massaged into the backs, thighs, and neck helps relieve minor aches and pains that come with your daily routiune. Furthermore, you can also use thieves oil to relieve insect bites.
INGESTING THIEVES OIL
Adding a drop of thieves oil to a bottle of water and drinking it all day long is a great idea. This will also help clean up your digestive tract and support a healthy immune system. Adding thieves oil to a cup of warm water and drink it as a tea. Wait for 15 minutes before eating, and benefit from the system-cleaning oil.
Adding 2-3 drops of thieves oil 2 tbsp of water and gargle to relieve a sore or dry throat. You can even add 1 drop of thieve oil to 1 oz of water and, using a spray bottle, spray onto the back of your throat.
THIEVES OIL MISCELLANEOUS
Dilute a single drop of thieves oil into 4 drops of carrier oil and apply to the affectec area. You can apply the oil directly, or using a gauze or bandage.
To help relieve a headache, put a drop of thieves oil on your thumb and place against the roof of your mouth. Be sure not to lick your lips, doing so may burn your lips.
A couple of drops of thieve oil in a bowl of steaming water and lean over the bowl covering your head with a towel. Inhale the vapors for sinus and lung support.
Using thieve oil topically can help promote healthy skin, and can help fight acne and other skin tissues. Thieves oil can also be used in the bathroom as toothpast or mouthwash. Use a single drop per ounce of mouthwash, and 2 drops to 4 tbsp of baking soda and shake it well.
Really, what can’t thieves oil do?