I truly believe in the power of nature and the health benefits we can gain from using therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential oils are a great tool to have in your toolbox to help you proactively use nature in your everyday life. Today we are going to shine the spotlight on the Thieves essential oils, which is one of the more popular blends.
Thieves essential oil is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. Interestingly, it gets its name after 15th century Thieves who rubbed these oils on themselves during the plague so as not to contract the disease while robbing the dead.
Thieves essential oil helps to support the immune system, which is why I never travel without this oil. There are plenty of ways you can experience the best benefits of Thieves essential oil. Young Living shares the following ways Thieves can be used to help support your environment as well as your overall health and wellness.
Immune Support: Diffuse Thieves Oil (in 1/2 hour increments) in room. Rub a drop on the bottom of feet or 1 drop of Thieves in a glass of water/hot tea and drink.
- Household Germs: 2-6 drops of Thieves oil in a small spray bottle and fill with water. Spray counter tops, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, & door knobs etc.
- Gingivitis/Bleeding Gums: Rub a drop or two of Thieves oil all over gums 2 times a day.
- Mold: Diffuse Thieves (in half hour increments) in basement.
- Cold Sores & Fever Blisters: 1 drop on cold sore or blister 3 times a day.
- Fungal Skin & Toe Infections: 1 drop of Thieves on the area 2 to 3 times a day.
Personally, I diffuse thieves with orange to help support my body’s immune system and orange to help lift my mood and keep me alert while I work. I also use it to make my own hand sanitizer. It’s SO easy to make. Get the recipe here!
“I felt run down a couple of days, then the 3rd day, I woke up with a scratchy throat and the makings of new head congestion (I deal with a constant drip because of allergies, but this was new). So, I rubbed some Thieves oil on the bottom of my feet to kick it off and, I decided to sleep that night with thieves oil in my diffuser. Within a couple of days of using both, the diffuser and the oil on my feet, the symptoms went completely away.”
– Charlotte, Oklahoma
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