If you love DIY projects and have the time, this Thieves Oil DIY Recipe is a powerful blend of five potent essential oils. Along with its spicy aroma, Thieves oil blends bring forth a sense of comfort and warmth. Besides the beautiful scent, these particular oils, when blended together, have an extensive list of health benefits established in their intense antimicrobial properties. If these were the only benefits, I would still recommend that everyone keep a bottle of this Thieves Oil DIY Recipe on hand. However, let’s look at all the uses and reasons to keep this Thieves oil blend on hand. But first, a little history…
The inspiration for this particular recipe goes back several centuries. In fact, the earliest mention of a recipe similar to this goes back to the Medieval ages.
The recipe blend is thought to have originated during the 15 century from actual thieves. The theory goes something like this: The blend was designed by four thieves who were also grave robbers to shield themselves from coming down with the plague while robbing the bodies of those who died. After being caught, the thieves admitted to using the formula and revealed the formula hoping for a less severe punishment for their crimes. I find it amazing that the formula was preserved and passed down through the years.
Powerful Ingredients in Thieves Oil DIY Recipe
Thieves Oil DIY Recipe contains a blend of the following essential oils: clove, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and cinnamon bark. These oils provide good support for a healthy immune system. If you need a natural way to fight the fall and winter colds, flu, and viruses, this Thieves Oil DIY Recipe is an excellent choice for your natural medicine cabinet.
Clove Essential Oil is found to be antiseptic, fungicidal, and antiviral. The presence of carvacrol and eugenol in clove makes it very effective against certain fungal infections like candida. You can also use it to support oral health and provide relief from toothache R and sore gums.
Rosemary Essential Oil can help boost mental activity as well as provide respiratory relief. Today, scientists are excited about the promise rosemary holds in improving memory and increasing brain functions.
Lemon Essential Oil – Lemon is well-known for its cleansing and purifying properties. It is a popular ingredient in several household products like hand wash and laundry detergent. It also contains high levels of vitamin C, which may give it some immune-boosting capabilities.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Eucalyptus has potent antimicrobial, decongestant, and expectorant properties. Its robust, medicinal scent is easy to recognize. Eucalyptus is one of the main ingredients in many cold and flu medications.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil – Cinnamon bark has antimicrobial and analgesic properties. One study R suggests that cinnamon bark has positive effects on brain functions. Its analgesic properties may also help alleviate pain.
16 Frequent Uses for Thieves Oil DIY Recipe
Diffuse – Place 2-3 drops in an essential oils diffuser. Diffuse in intervals of approximately 20-30 minutes on and 2 hours off. It’s extremely helpful to help boost your immune system and purify the air when someone in your home or workplace is ill. When diluted at 3% with a carrier oil and applied to the skin daily for general cold and flu prevention and immune support.
Surface Cleaner – Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 cup purified water and 1/2 cup white vinegar. Add 16 drops of the Thieves essential oil blend and shake the bottle for at least one minute before each use. Spray the mixture (test first) on countertops and other surfaces to disinfect and clean.
Hand Sanitizer – Mix ¼ cup of aloe vera, one tablespoon of witch hazel, one vitamin E capsule, and 20 drops of DIY Thieves Oil. Add this mix to a squeeze or pump bottle and shake until all ingredients have been mixed thoroughly.
Sore Muscles – Mix the essential oil blend at a 2% dilution rate with carrier oils like fractionated coconut oil. Use as a massage oil for sore muscles such as your shoulders, lower back, neck, or feet. Many people find that the bottom of the feet is the best place for congestion and the aches and pains of flu.
Congestion – Mix a 2% dilution rate of the essential oil blend with a carrier oil, and rub on the neck, feet, and chest. Or, place one drop in a bowl of hot, steaming water and inhale the vapors under a towel to relieve the congestion.
For Cleaner Dishes, especially if a family member is sick, add a few drops to your dishwasher for cleaner dishes.
Shingles – Mix 2-4 drops with Coconut Oil and rub on daily for relief of shingles pain.
Cuts and Wounds – Add a drop to a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to open wounds and scratches. It can help speed up recovery and discourage infections. Because this is a potent oil, do not place it on your skin “neat” (undiluted). Always use a carrier oil (organic if possible) such as jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, etc.
Chest Rub – Mix 1-2 drops with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub on chest, back, throat, and soles of feet to relieve cough and congestion.
Stuffy Sinuses – In a bowl of hot water, add 1-2 drops. Cover your head with a towel to stop the vapors from escaping. Breathe in the steam. This will help clear sinuses and open airways for easier breathing.
Allergy Relief – Diffuse at home or workplace when allergen count in the air is high.
Fungal Issues – Mix 2 drops with a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply on infected areas to help with toenail and foot fungal infections.
Pain Relief – Add 2-3 drops to a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply on aching muscles and joints.
Improved Focus – Diffuse in classrooms, workplaces, or homes to increase concentration and focus. Great for those who are homeschooling!
Laundry Freshener – Add 2-3 drops to a dryer ball and add to laundry cycle for clean and fresh-smelling clothes.
Disinfectant for Sinks – Add 4-5 drops to a cup of vinegar and baking soda and dump in the sink drain to help disinfect the drain and remove unpleasant odors.
CAUTION: Do not take this blend internally unless under the supervision of a qualified aromatherapist. Do not use with children under the age of 10. Most of the ingredients in this Thieves Oil Blend are toxic to pets.
Proven Benefits of Thieves Oil
Battles Infection-Causing Pathogens
The significant component in eucalyptus is 1,8-cineole, which contains powerful antimicrobial R properties. It has proven effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungus (including the one that causes candida), making it a much-needed oil to have on hand during the flu and cold season when the number of infection-causing pathogens is robust. In addition, eucalyptus also helps reduce fever.
Promotes Immune Health
The essential oils in this Thieves Oil DIY Recipe contain antiseptic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. These oils work together synergistically to speed up healing by strengthening the immune R response of the body.
Assists Respiratory Health
Cinnamon, clove, and eucalyptus essential oils contain potent antibacterial properties, making them effective against bacteria that cause respiratory infections. One particular study R found them to be especially effective against bacteria that cause staph infection and pneumonia.
Enhances Brain Health
Rosemary has been used for hundreds of years to boost memory. Even most traditional systems of medicine used rosemary for good memory. Recent studies R have also supported its positive effect on concentration and memory recall. Another study R indicates that rosemary could improve cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s patients.
It’s time to walk away from the belief that illness is normal. It doesn’t have to be. There’s no reason one should be laid up multiple times every year with colds, the flu, or other illnesses such as strep throat. If you find yourself coming down with every sickness that’s “going around,” it’s time to pay attention to your immune system health. Believe it or not, there really are individuals who stay healthy for years on end. Many people say they are blessed with “healthy genes,” but is that the real reason? Probably not. Most likely, it’s because they choose to focus on their immune system health daily by eating a very healthy plant-based diet, exercising, using high-quality supplements, focusing on restful sleep, using essential oils, and avoiding toxic environments as much as possible — all of which are very powerful in transforming one’s health. There’s no reason you can’t do the same.