Recently it has been learned that using this type of blend of essential oils in hospital patients’ rooms during outbreaks of C-Difficile and MRSA may have eradicated them and other microorganisms dangerous to weakened immune systems (e.g., E. Coli, Nosocomial Pneumonia, and Norwalk) among patients with treated rooms.
100 drops / 1 t. Cinnamon Bark Oil
200 drops / 2 t. Clove Bud Essential Oil
75 drops / ¾ t. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
175 drops / 1-3/4 t. Lemon Essential Oil
50 drops / ½ t. Rosemary Essential Oil
Put these into a sterile glass bottle, amber if possible, and keep in the medicine chest.
Note: You can also use equal parts of the oils to make your blend. Some recipes call for the addition of Oregano Essential Oil.
As you will read below, the original thieves used garlic as well.
The article below is worth reading for ideas as to how to use the blend should a loved one become ill, or just for around the house; but please remember not to ingest any essential oils without the advice of a licensed health-care practitioner, and even then only use those oils which are certified as food-grade.
Have You Heard Of Thieves Oil? –Breath Of Life Blog
Here’s the legend:
Century after century, bubonic plague outbreaks decimated the population of Asia and Europe for the better part of a thousand years. Out of this period emerged a legend of four Thieves who were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the Thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed their gruesome acts. They told of a special concoction of aromatic herbs, including garlic, cloves and rosemary, that they rubbed on themselves before committing their crimes.
Studies conducted at Weber State University in 1997 showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves Oil Blend was diffused for a given amount of time.
After only 10 minutes of exposure, there was a reduction of
82% in Micrococcus luteus
96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
44% in Staphylococcus aureus
Thieves Oil For Common Ailments
When Warding Off Illness, massage Thieves undiluted or “neat” to lower back, and on the top back of thighs for relief if not sensitive; otherwise, dilute it at ratios of 15 drops with 15 drops of carrier oil.
Immune support: Dilute 1 drop of Thieves to 4 drops carrier oil and apply to feet. Apply twice daily, morning and night, for extra support during cold and flu season (especially if leaving for school, work, or going out in public).
Bronchitis: Apply to lower back, sternum, chest and throat, sinus and bronchial points.
Insect Bites (Mosquito, Bee & Wasp Stings): Apply 1 part blend and 1 part water to the bite or sting to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and counteract toxins.
Cuts And Scrapes: Dilute 1 drop of the blend to 4 drops of vegetable or carrier oil and apply to wounds to help prevent infection and speed healing.
Headache: Place a drop on your thumb and place on the roof of your mouth. May require repeated applications. Be careful not to lick your lips as this can burn. Use vegetable or carrier oil to wipe off if you do. Only use oils certified as food grade for this!
Head And Lung Congestion: Place a few drops in a steaming bowl of hot water, cover head with towel and inhale vapors.
Poison Ivy: 2 drops of Thieves dilute in 2 drops of water, but if there is swelling add 2 drops of lavender.
Acne: Apply 1 part to 1 part grapeseed or jojoba oil.
A Stronger Antibiotic Blend:
10 drops of Thieves Oil
6 drops of oregano
2 drops of frankincense
For Oral Care (Tea Tree Oil works equally well for dental care):
Put a drop on your toothbrush before brushing to kill cavity producing germs and to sanitize your toothbrush.
Mouthwash: Add 1 drop per ounce of water, shake well before use.
Toothpaste: Add 2 drops to 4 T. of baking soda, place in small container (not plastic) and shake well. Dip toothbrush in mixture and brush.
For protection against colds, flu, and other infectious disease apply to the bottom of feet.
Help For The Flu:
6 drops of Thieves Essential Oil
4 drops Oregano Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil.
Help For Sore Throat:
Thyme, Tea Tree, or 1 drop of Thieves Blend to 1 ounce of water and spray throat; or add 2 – 3 drops to 2 T. of water and gargle, then spit out.
Thieves Oil Recipes For Household Use
Stuffed Animals – To disinfect and clean, place toy inside pillowcase and tie shut. Fill washer with detergent, use fabric softener if desired. Add 5 – 10 drops of Thieves Essential Oil, (for small load) to washing machine. Wash on gentle cycle.
Cell phones – Spray Thieves cleaning solution very lightly on a cloth and gently wipe phone.
Dishwasher – add 4 – 5 drops to thoroughly clean dishes, eliminate bacteria and odors.
Laundry – add 5 – 6 drops per load to freshen and disinfect.
Pet Bedding – Spray down cat boxes, dog houses, and pet cages to clean and disinfect.
Pet Dishes – Add 1 – 2 drops to soapy water and wash dishes. Rinse well.
Plants – To repel aphids spray plants with a mixture of 2 drops Thieves to every 4 ounces of water.
Floors – add a 10 – 15 drops to ½ bucket of cleaning water.
Surface Disinfectant – To clean and sanitize surfaces – add 8 drops to 8 oz. of water in spray bottle.
Fragrance – Add a few drops to potpourri or cinnamon sticks to fragrance your home.
Add several drops of oil onto a cotton ball and place in home, office, car, or hotel air vents to mask odor and purify the air.
Drop 4–5 drops onto a cloth and place in clothes dryer to freshen laundry.
Bed Bugs – Spray mattresses to help dispel bed bugs.
Add 4 – 5 drops to sink water and wash children’s toys to clean and disinfect.