Well friends, today is an exciting day. Why? Because I finally get to share with you my very favorite oil in the Everyday Oils collection…Thieves!
Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was named after and created based on the historical account of four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. When the thieves were finally captured, they were offered a lighter sentance in exchange for their secret for evading the deadly disease.
Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata. Thieves has been university tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria.
Young Living has also used the power and protection of Thieves to create an extensive line of plant-based household products including toothpaste, mouthwash, cleaning products, soaps and even throat lozenges.
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A more appropriate question would be “how do I not use Thieves Oil”. As I said, Thieves happens to be my favorite Everyday Collection oil. Not only does it smell incredible, it also has SO many great uses!
I’ve used Thieves Oil to get rid of a sore throat overnight, successfully navigate the summer cold season when it seemed like virtually everyone around me was sick with something and for cleaning EVERY surface my house. Young Living makes a Thieves cleaning concentrate that lasts forever (I’ve been using it for three months now and I’m not even a quarter of the way through my bottle)…and again, it smells amazing! It makes me so happy to know I can go about cleaning my home without inhaling and spraying chemicals over every surface.
One of the main ingredients in the Thieves blend is Clove, so it has a very “fall like” scent to me. I diffuse Thieves more than any other oil I have…I love that it not only reminds me of my favorite season of the year, but it’s also actually good for my body – unlike all of the chemical filled candles and air freshers that I used to use.
1. Immune System Support: Put a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in a capsule and swallow with water to support your immune system.
2. Cleanse Air: Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend for 15–30 minutes in your home or office to help eliminate airborne bacteria.
3. Colds and Flu: Drink a few drops in water or juice every three hours to stop a cold.
4. Sore Throat: Mix with a tablespoon of water, gargle and swallow for a sore throat.
5. Toothache: Apply to gums and teeth for pain relief from toothaches.
6. Oral Health: Apply orally to maintain healthy teeth and reduce cavities.
7. Wounds: Dilute with carrier oil and apply to cuts or open wounds to prevent infection and promote healing.
8. Carpet Cleaning: Put a few drops in your carpet steamer to disinfect carpet.
9. Headaches: Put a drop on your thumb and apply to the roof of your mouth for a headache.
10. Clean Dishes: Put in a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in your dishwater or dishwasher to thoroughly clean dishes and eliminate odor.
We just love the Thieves oil blend. For colds and flu, go for Thieves. Sore throat? A drop of thieves in water, gargle and swallow. Or try Thieves spray – one spray does the trick. Thieves lozenges are great, too, especially for the little ones. Thieves cleaner is “my” cleaner for everything, from cabinets and high chairs, to all bathroom fixtures, doorknobs and dishes. Thieves toothpaste is a must, and safe for the whole family.
~Virginia in Texas
For the past three years, I have been taking Thieves orally, 1 drop in a glass of water, every morning. In that entire time, I have not had a single cold, and that was not my normal experience prior to starting the Thieves. If I am exposed to someone with a cold, I will take the Thieves 2-3 times a day. Thieves is pretty ‘hot’ on my throat, so I whip it up good in the water, with a fork or something similar.
~Joy in California
I’m a nurse so I know all too well what doctors will be prescribing for candida. When the heat got to me and I had a case of candida in my underarm area as well as in the folds of other skin areas, I tried Thieves spray topically and the oil blend orally. WOW in just a few days, all was healing and the results were more rapid than with any medication prescribed! I was delighted. I use Thieves all over my home and at the office to help eliminate germs of all kinds!
~Marypat in West Virginia
Homemade Sore Throat Spray with Thieves
This homemade sore throat spray is super simple to make! Just place 20-30 Drops of Thieves Essential Oil into a 4oz glass spray bottle and then fill with filtered water. Shake well before use and spray in throat as needed for sore throat relief.
You can pay the $44.41 retail price for a 15ml bottle Thieves or you can get a MUCH better deal by getting the 5ml bottle that is included in the Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit! This kit not only includes Thieves, but also will give you a diffuser (diffusing is an awesome way to get oils into your system), the 9 other amazing oils that I’m talking about in this series, samples of Ningxia Red, Stress Away oil + roller, an Essential Oils Guidebook, oil labels and much more!
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