Thieves oil is a powerful essential oil, with therapeutic grade, and antimicrobial, antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Some studies show that it has an effectiveness rate of 99.96 percent against aerobic bacteria.
Thieves oil is a special mixture of several essential oils, such as clove, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus and cinnamon. Its name comes from the fact that it was initially used by thieves in France to protect themselves from the plaque while robbing their victims.
This oil is excellent for use during the winter months. It can help you treat sore throat, headache, and acne, and you can also use it to clean and disinfect your household.
How To Make Thieves Oil
For the preparation of this oil mixture, you’ll need the following ingredients:
– 35 drops of lemon oil
– 15 drops of eucalyptus oil
– 40 drops of clove oil
– 10 drops of rosemary oil
– 20 drops of cinnamon oil
The quantities are sufficient to fill one 5ml glass bottle, preferably dark. Store it in a cold place, away from the sun.
You should use this oil with a carrier oil, as it contains essential oils that are considered to be spicy (clove and cinnamon) and could irritate your skin. In most applications, you should mix 3-5 drops of thieves essential oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, like lavender oil. If you still find the oil spicy, just add more carrier oil to dilute it.
Thieves essential oil is acceptable for both, topical and internal use.
When you want to consume the oil, it’s best to mix it with something that is edible, such as olive oil.
Possible sensitivity of the skin. If you are pregnant or under medical treatment, consult your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children.
15 Uses Of Thieves Oil
1. Sore Throat
Add 1 drop of thieves oil in a tablespoon of water, and then gargle and swallow the mixture.
To relieve headache, put one drop on your thumb and apply it to the roof of your mouth.
Simply by massaging your body with the oil, you can relieve neck, back and thigh pain.
Dilute it with coconut oil and apply it to your skin.
Apply to your gums and teeth, to help relieve pain.
Swish a few drops in your mouth, to keep your teeth healthy.
Breathe in and apply it to your sinuses, to support their function and help treat headaches.
When you breathe the oil and apply it to your chest area, you help strengthen your lungs and the entire respiratory system.
9. Body Cleansing
Put a few drops in your hot tea, and drink it 15 minutes before your meal. It’ll help remove toxins and clean your body.
10. Immune System
Rub the soles of your feet to stimulate your immune system.
11. Digestive System
Dissolve 1 drop of thieves essential oil in a bottle of water, and drink it in sips all day long, to stimulate your digestive system.
12. Insect Bites
Apply 1 drop directly to bee stings, to neutralize the toxin and relieve pain.
Thieves oil is an all-purpose cleaner. You can use to clean kitchen countertops, dishwasher loads, laundry loads, floor, cell phones, your dog’s bed, and your child’s stuffed animals. Also, you can eliminate unpleasant odors and keep your plants free of bugs.
*Don’t use it around cats, as they cannot process it.
Dissolve a few drops in a bottle of water, and spray it all over your home. It’ll disinfect and clean the bacteria off all surfaces.
15. Bed Bugs
Spray your bed with a mixture of water and thieves oil, to get rid of bed bugs.