Essential Oils Spotlight: Thieves
Thieves essential oil is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. This essential oil blend is a spicy, rich aroma that can fill any space with the smell of fall baking.
The history of Thieves essential oil was derived from the story of four thieves who robbed people during the bubonic plague in 14th century Europe. During this time, the four thieves went from house to house robbing those who had succumbed to the illness. Once captured, the judge asked the four thieves how they were able to rob the dead and dying and not be afflicted with this terrible disease. The thieves claimed that they wore masks to look like the doctors at the time (which were beak shaped). These masks had the combination of herbs, spices, and essential oils found in the thieves blend today. This blend kept the four thieves from being afflicted with the bubonic plague.
Thieves has a number of benefits, a few of which include:
- Eliminates airborne bacteria
- Supports your immune system
- Kills toxic molds, 99.96% of bacteria, and viruses
- Works with the body’s natural defenses
- Supports oral health
- Can be used to clean and eliminate odors