|Thieves Oil Recipes|
Thieves Oil comes from research about four thieves during the
15th-century plague who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics
to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.
How to use: Diffuse for short periods of time (1/2 hour or less)
in the work or home environment. Apply to the bottom of the feet or
dilute with a Massage Oil Base for a stimulating massage under the
arms and on the chest at the base of the neck. Common Ingredients:
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon (Cinnamomum
verum), Eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis).
Here are two recipes for Thieves Oil. One from Karen another from
Thieves Oil recipes:
- Equal amounts of eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, clove and
lemon. Mix with base of olive oil. I usually put a tablespoon of
each in a 2 oz. bottle and then fill the rest with olive oil.
you can make a larger batch in a quart jar following the same
- Same ingredients, but measured out in different strength's.
Clove Bud Oil 200 drops, Lemon Oil 175 drops, Cinnamon Oil 100
drops, Eucalyptus Oil 75 drops, Rosemary 50 drops.
Thieves Oil Courtesy of Caroline Rogers founder of Nutrition
Naturally and co-owner of The Tidewater Companion- A Holistic Health
Directory and Resource Guide!
SUGGESTIONS FOR COLDS: According to the People's Desk Reference
For Essential Oils, (The PDR) the following single oils are
suggested: lavender, lemon, marjoram, frankincense, eucalyptus,
melaleuca and rosemary. Young Living produces quality blends;
recommended formulas include: Thieves, R.C., Di-Tone or
Purification. Also suggested is a raindrop therapy treatment--see
massage page for information.
THIEVES: Clove * Lemon * Cinnamon * Eucalyptus * Rosemary * An
Essential Oil blend formulated by Gary Young, N.D.,owner of Young
Living Essential Oils, Payson, Utah.
REMEMBER: The stimulating aroma of cinnamon or cloves, but if you
touched your lips with it, it could cause irritation.... or the
fresh aroma of lemon and sipping a hot fresh squeezed lemon drink
with honey if you had a cold or sore throat... and Vick's Vapor
Rub....the menthol aroma...your Mom would rub it on your chest to
help you breathe easier at night in times of congestion....the
pungent rosemary herb in cooking...
Aromas evoke memories, and memories lead to family recipes in
times of healing for use in colds, flu., congestion, headaches, body
aches etc. The Thieves blend is such a recipe, historically recorded
in the era during the plague. History records that the perfumers
seemed to have an immunity against the plague.
Here is one story: The Four Thieves Vinegar. Perfumers by
day, robbers by night. Four men made a concoction of herbs and
essential oils in a base of vinegar and would douse their body with
this before they went our plundering! They had a pretty good track
record of stealing riches until the King found out and captured
them, forcing them to give up their secret weapon against the
plague. The herbal ingredients were wormwood, meadowsweet, juniper
berries, rosemary, camphor, sage, cinnamon and cloves in a base of
white wine vinegar.
PRESENT DAY THIEVES: The essential oils contained within this
formula have been noted for anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic
and anti-catarrhyal properties while stimulating the immune system,
circulation and the respiratory system. According to research at
Weber State University, Thieves was found to have a 99% kill rate
against airborne bacteria when diffused.
MY EXPERIENCE: Due to the cinnamon and clove contained, one must
be cautious--it may cause irritation if improperly used. Fair
skinned, blue-eyed individuals, redheads and those who tend to
sunburn easily need to heed and dilute Thieves in a carrier oil
(such as almond ) before applying to the skin. I have used 1-2 drops
of Thieves on the bottom of my feet and also at the nape of the
neck. Other places could be under the arms,and on the chest. I do
not suggest using this in a bath or in a sauna! Diffuse for only
short periods of time--20 minutes or less at work or at home. I used
a lot of Thieves during January and February and felt the results
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