In the early 1990s, Gary Young explored essential oils and recreated a blend he had been studied. According to him, there are 17 versions of the “Story of Thieves” , each of them containing different amounts of different oils and the story of the “Thieves” this blend is named after.
Merchants and spice traders, the “Thieves” lived in the 15th century and traded cinnamon and cloves. The shipping and trade stopped when the bubonic plague struck, and the traders looked for a way to support themselves.
The decided to steal the dead bodies and sell the found clothes, jewelry, boots and anything they could find. Being familiar with the properties of spices, vinegars, and oils, they decided to use this knowledge to prevent themselves from getting sick from the dead bodies.
The King soon found out and wanted to know their secret. They shared it, and the rest is history!
How To Make Thieves Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #1
- 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 35 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- 40 drops of Clove Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #2
- 50 drops of Rosemary Oil
- 75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
- 100 drops of Cinnamon Bark
- 175 drops of Lemon Oil
- 200 drops of Clove Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #3
- 2 tsp. Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 2 ½ tsp. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 1 tbs. Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 tbs. Clove Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #4
- 3/4 tsp Eucalyptus Oil
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary Oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Bark Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Oil
- 2 tsp Clove Oil
Store the blends in a dark bottle and use on a daily basis.
Diffusing Thieves Oil
This supports the lungs and sinuses, strengthen the respiratory system, eliminates bad odors and purifies the air.
Thieves Oil All-Purpose Spray
Mix water and Thieves Oil in a spray bottle and use to clean and disinfect pretty much everything around the house.
Topical Thieves Oil
A drop of Thieves Oil to 4 drops carrier oil like Grapeseed, Coconut, Jojoba, Avocado – any healthy oil)
Due to its antibacterial properties, Thieves oil works as great multi-purpose cleaner. Add it to dishwasher loads, floor, countertops to remove sticky buildup, or to laundry loads.
Dilute 15 drops of Thieves Oil with 15 drops of carrier oil and massage over lungs, chest, and back to boost your respiratory system.
Ingesting Thieves Oil
Add a drop of Thieves oil to a bottle of water and sip during the day to clean the digestive tract and boost immunity.
Add two to three drops to two tablespoons of water and gargle to alleviate a dry throat.