The Thieves Oil goes back according to legend to four thieves in France, who robbed the victims of the then rampant plague and protected themselves with a mixture of cloves, rosemary, eucalyptus and other aromas from infection with the deadly disease. When they were finally caught, they were forced to reveal their secret. And so the recipe has survived to this day.
It could have been so. Who knows? Its effect is safe and documented: antibacterial, anti-infective, antiseptic, antiviral – and it smells incredibly good! You can use it for healthy teeth and gums in toothpaste, on dental floss, for inhaling and gurgling during colds and sore throats, as a disinfectant room spray, for insect bites, for dishwashing and cleaning – the list could be endless. Its ingredients guarantee its effectiveness and it contains eucalyptus radiata, clove (Syzygium aromaticum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8-Cineol), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), and lemon (Citrus limon).
The mixture is highly potent, so it must be used diluted, especially if you want to take it or apply it to your skin. Suitable carrier oils are neutral, high-quality oils such as: cold-pressed olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil or wheat germ oil. On a teaspoon carrier oil one gives 3-5 drops of Thieves Oil. If your skin feels too warm after application, you should further dilute the mixture. If you want to intake the oil, you can add the mixture to vegetable milk. 1 drop on a small cup is enough. If you have any concerns, are ill or pregnant, you should check with a doctor or alternative practitioner beforehand. The undiluted Thieves Oil must be closed very well and should not get into the hands of children.
What exactly does the Thieves Oil contain?
Eucalyptus: One of the most versatile eucalyptus oils is EUKALYPTUS RADIATA. This powerful essential oil contains Eucalyptol which has been proven in the laboratory to be very effective against bacteria during external treatment and which can increase the absorption of essential oils and medicines through the skin by more than 90%.
Clove: Known for its immune-enhancing properties, it has the highest antioxidant performance of all essences on the ORAC scale, making it an excellent radical scavenger. It has a warming, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic effect and helps with pain (e.g. slightly anaesthetic for toothache). Anyone taking aspirin or other anticoagulant medication must be careful, as it increases the anticoagulant effect.
Rosemary: Has a naturally stimulating effect, makes you awake and refreshed when you are tired or mentally exhausted and promotes blood circulation.
Cinnamon bark: Has a high proportion of antioxidants, supports digestion, has anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antiparasitic, analgesic and warming properties. Please make sure that it is cinnamon bark oil, not cinnamon leaf oil.
Lemon: Is a refreshing oil, has a strong antibacterial effect and is also a strong antioxidant with 68% d-limonene. It is generally used as a natural cleaning agent. Lemon oil is also anti-septic, supports lymph function and the formation of white blood cells.
How to make Thieves Oil?
You need: 1x 15 ml glass bottle of dark glass. Important: In 15 ml fit about 255 drops, in 5 ml fit 85 drops.
40 drops clove oil
35 drops lemon oil
20 drops cinnamon bark oil
15 drops eucalyptus oil
10 drops rosemary oil
Please make sure, that you only handle with essential oils of the highest quality.
Pour the essential oils into the glass bottle and shake it well. Depending on which fragrance you like the most, you can vary the number of drops. Store the mixture in a cool place. See what you can do with your Thieves Oil:
For your health
For colds or flu: apply diluted to the upper back and the middle of the chest (like Wick Vaporub from the pharmacy, only without mineral oil!) and rub the soles of the feet. Use with hot water for inhalation.
Sore throat: gargle 1 diluted drop with 1 teaspoon water and swallow.
Headache: massage 1 diluted drop into temples.
Dental health: Add some diluted oil to toothpaste or spread 1 drop on dental floss (wet 2 fingers and pull the floss through).
Foot fungus: Rub the toes and feet with the diluted oil.
Insect bites: apply slightly diluted Thieves Oil to the affected skin.
Massage: dilute with carrier oil
Fragrance lamp: it cleans the air, refreshes, lifts the mood in the office and at home, increases concentration while learning and simply smells great.
Crockery: Put a few drops in the dishwasher.
Floor: Use a few drops in warm water to wipe up the floor
Clean with sodium bicarbonate: Mix with sodium bicarbonate and use to clean bathtubs, showers, washbasins and kitchen surfaces.
Pets: Use to clean the cage or cat litter tray.
Plants: Mix 10 drops with 1/2 cup of water and spray plants to keep insects and pests away.
When travelling: Use the diluted oil as antibacterial protection (e.g. disinfect hands with it) or place a few drops on a paper towel on the radiator.
We wish you a nice experience with your selmade Thieves Oil!