One of my favorite essential oil blends is called Thieves. There is an interesting story behind how it got its name. In the 14th and 15th centuries, a great plague ravaged Europe and millions of people died. A group of men were able to walk among the dead/dying and steal from them. When these men were caught, they were brought to the king, they told him that they were spice merchants, trapped in the city because the ports had been closed due to the plague. They had run out of money, and had resorted to stealing. They knew that they would be immune from the plague by anointing themselves with herbs and spices. The spices that they used were; Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lemon, and Eucalyptus – together these oils are a power house for your immune system!!
Today, the Young Living “Thieves” blend is named in their honor. There is a whole product line based on this blend which is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. If someone in our family, begins to get sick, we put several drops of Thieves oil on the bottoms of the feet several times a day to stop it in it’s tracks. Or we might pour a few drops of Thieves oil in an empty capsule and take it as a supplement.
Some other ways that our family uses Thieves EO is for: sore throats, cold/flu, support immune system, dental pain, cold sores,…… Thieves is my favorite oil to diffuse (1) because it makes the house smells so amazing (with the Cinnamon and Lemon) and (2) because it kills 99% of airborne bacteria!
This is definitely one oil that every household should have on hand! :)