Thieves is one of the most commonly sold and used essential oils. Thieves can be used for topical purposes, cleaning agents, and aromatherapy.The main ingredients of Thieves include Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. It is an aromatic blend that can make a room have a rich, spicy aroma.
Many individuals ask why this blend is called thieves. Well, the blend is inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying (particularly during the plague). Below is an example of a plague doctor, very similarly to how the robbers dressed in disguise.
After discovering this story, studies conducted at Weber State University showed a 99.96 percent reduction in the number of airborne virus and bacteria when applying thieves essential oil on the body (1). Science confirms the antimicrobial properties of thieves...that it increases the body’s defense system by killing bacteria, freshening breath, and controlling the spread of germs. A trick my parents taught me was to put a couple drops of thieves underneath each foot, then put on socks to ward off all colds! The bottom of the feet is an effective place to use oils due to the faster and greater absorbency there from the large pores.
Thieves can be an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. A personal trick I use is coconut oil pulling with a drop of Thieves for a few minutes in order to keep the cavities away! To get rid of odor in rooms, diffuse Thieves oil for an aroma that makes every room smell like freshly baked and spicy fall cookies.
Overall, Thieves is an essential oil that can be used for, essentially, everything! ;) Gear up for the cold season at East Wellbeing & Tea, where we sell concentrated bottles of Thieves at the front desk. I know I will be getting some!