20 Everyday Uses for Thieves Essential Oil

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I’m on a mission to get all toxic chemicals out of my home. I’ve succeeded with the foods my family eats as well as the bath and personal care products we use. And now I’m using essential oils to create my holistic medicine kit.

I’m learning so much about the medicinal uses for essential oils, and I want to tell you all about it. I’ll be doing a series of blog posts to introduce you to essential oils and how they can really make a difference in your life.

Why I Choose Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils – which means they can be used for therapeutic use, not just for smell. I use these essential oils as part of our holistic medicine kit. For instance, I use peppermint for fevers, Purification for bug bites, and lavender for minor cuts. I also make homemade beauty and natural household cleaners.

Young Living Essential Oils sets the standard for purity and authenticity. They carefully monitor every step of the production of their oils from Seed to Seal – from the time the first seed is planted to the time the bottle is sealed.

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If you’re new to essential oils, I recommend the premium starter kit. It’s the best value for you money and a great way to get introduced to the most popular essential oils from Young Living. The kit includes the 10 basic everyday essential oils: Thieves (keep reading to learn more about my favorite oil), Peace & Calming, PanAway, Joy, Purification, Lavender, Valor, Peppermint, Lemon and Frankincense – plus a quality diffuser and other goodies.

Another great resource to get along with these oils is the Essential Oils Pocket Reference.

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Join the Don’t Mess with Mama Essential Oils Facebook group for other ideas on how to use essential oils every day. Find natural remedies, DIY beauty recipes, household solutions and much more.

What is Thieves Oil?

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap (Thieves Recipe) #diyhome - DontMesswithMama.comThieves is my FAVORITE oil in the 10 basic everyday essential oils kit. Why? It’s like the Windex of essential oils. Remember Toula’s dad on My Big Fat Greek Wedding? He used Windex for everything from acne to psoriasis to poison ivy. In my family, Tiger Balm was the go-to for everything… until now.

Thieves oil is a special blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils, including clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary. The blend is named after four thieves who supposedly used the oils to protect themselves while robbing people dying of the plague. Thieves oil has actually been tested for its cleansing abilities and has shown to be very effective in supporting the immune system and eliminating bacteria.

And it smells AMAZING! I love the scent – it’s my favorite of all the essential oils in the premium kit.

So how can you use it? Keep reading to find out. How to order Thieves essential oil.

20 Everyday Uses for Thieves Essential Oil

1. Clean the air

Diffuse for 15-20 minutes to eliminate airborne bacteria. Ideal to help boost immunity for both kids and adults.

2. Clean surfaces for a natural clean

Just add a 5-10 drops of Thieves to a small spray bottle and fill with water. Great for cleaning toys and baby gear without the harsh chemicals.

3. Make a natural hand soap

Make a homemade foaming hand soap to clean naturally, yet still kill bacteria.

4. Support the immune system

Add a few drops of Thieves with a carrier oil and rub on feet (great for kids). Or put a few drops in a capsule and take with water.

5. Use as an air freshener

If you don’t have a diffuser, just add a 3-4 drops of Thieves to a small spray bottle and fill with water. Spray rooms, closets, shoe bins, lockers, backpacks and other spaces with odor problems.

6. Make a DIY hand sanitizer

Check out this easy recipe for a DIY hand sanitizer that you can carry in a purse or backpack.

7. Make your own toothpaste

Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of water to make a paste. Add 1-2 drops of Thieves to the paste and brush teeth as usual.

8. Make your own cough syrup.

Mix 1-2 drops of Thieves with a teaspoon of raw or organic honey. Take a few times a day as needed.

9. Soothe a sore throat

Add a few drops of Thieves to a small cup of filtered water and gargle for a few minutes. You can also make an all-natural throat spray. Add a few drops of Thieves and filtered water to a small spray bottle and use as needed.

10. Clean on the go

Add a few drops of Thieves to a mini spray bottle and fill with water. Keep the spray bottle in your purse or luggage. Sanitize hotel beds, public toilet seats, restaurant tables and chairs, high chairs, and much more.

11. Sanitize the dishwasher

Add a few drops of Thieves to the detergent container in your dishwasher and run a normal cycle (either with or without a full load of dishes).

12. Clean floors

Add a few drops of Thieves to a sink half full of water and use to clean floors. I have wood and tile floors and this Thieves solution works great!

13. Steam clean carpets

Add a few drops of Thieves to a carpet steamer with water to sanitize and freshen carpets. The whole house will smell divine.

14. Help to curb fungus

Apply neat (undiluted) to feet to curb fungus and promote healing.

15. Soothe a bee sting

Apply neat (undiluted) to a bee sting to relieve pain and neutralize the toxin. Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil for children.

16. Natural pesticide

Add a few drops of Thieves to a small spray bottle and spray on plants and flowers. The scent helps to repel bugs.

17. Get rid of cold sores and canker sores

Apply neat (undiluted) to a relieve the pain and promote healing.

18. Acne spot treatment

Apply neat (undiluted) to a treat acne and promote healing. The clove and lemon oils in the Thieves blend is particularly helpful in reducing acne.

19. Treat poison ivy

Apply diluted with a carrier oil to relieve itchiness and promote healing.

20. Sanitize a toothbrush

Did your toothbrush fall on the floor? Or did the kids share toothbrushes? Add a drop of Thieves to the toothbrush head to sanitize it.


Want to try Thieves essential oil by Young Living for yourself? Enter my giveaway for a free 15 ml bottle of Thieves oil ($34 value). One lucky Don’t Mess with Mama will win it.

How to Enter

  1. Join the Don’t Mess with Mama Essential Oils Facebook group.
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About Tracey Black

Hi, I’m Tracey. Welcome to Don’t Mess with Mama. Join me to stand up against junk food, processed food, and anything artificial. I’ll show you how to cook wholesome, gluten free (and grain free) meals with real food ingredients to nourish your family. Plus, learn how to get the toxins and chemicals out of your home for good with my favorite DIY and homemade recipes for beauty, personal care and cleaning products.


  1. So love this oil!

  2. Love thieves! Good for so much! Even helps my migraines!

  3. Elaine Sumner says:

    I want to win Thieves because it is good for everything! It cures everything but death, I am told! :)

  4. Michelle says:

    I am just starting my journey with essential oils and this sounds like a great one to start with!

  5. This one is missing from my collection

  6. Anne perry says:

    I would like to add this to our hand soap.

  7. I want to clean my carpets!! I want to try all these!

  8. Jeannette Sese says:

    I’d love to win the Thieves oil to keep my family healthy and my home clean!

  9. Love love love Thieves!! Wish I had ALL the products =)

  10. I’m stuck trying to decide which brand of oils I want to invest in. Young Living is on my list of possibles, and I would love to try them first. Thieves would be my first oil of choice :)

  11. Sarah Hayes says:

    id love to have this for cleaning. Im trying to use more EOs and would love to have such a great brand

  12. I ran out! My kids are constantly fighting a cold, I think thieves helps them!

  13. I have just started getting into EOs but am on an extremely limited budget (post grad, super indebted student). Needless to say my fingers are crossed!

  14. I am trying to get away from chemicals and would love a natural way to sanitize floors, hands and several other ideas mentioned

  15. I would love to win the Thieves essential oil because I am trying to learn about oils and don’t have any yet! This sounds like a good one to start with and I would love to get started on this healthy path with you!

  16. Carol Cotton says:

    Have never used essential oils, but would like to learn more—Thieves sounds like a good place to start.

  17. I soooo want to try this! I am new to essential oils. I keep hearing about the thieves and helping with sickness. I am tired of getting sick so I want to try!

  18. I love thieves!

  19. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Love this oil. Use it for everything

  20. I will love to win thieves oil and added to my medicine cabinet.

  21. Angela Hewitt says:

    We use thieves daily in some form with 2 kiddos! Thank you!

  22. I have just started researching and using some essential oils but never know where to start when purchasing them. This sounds like a perfect one to start with!

  23. Julie Hanson says:

    I’ve heard lots of great things about Thieves and would love to try it.

  24. Elizabeth Lamontagne says:

    I would like to win the Thieves essential oil to help support my immune system. I have yet to dive into essential oils, but would love to see Thieves effect on my autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s!

  25. Michele S says:

    I have heard a lot of great things about thieves EO. I would especially like to diffuse it and use it for fighting colds and strengthening our immune systems. I’ve been just getting into learning more and using EOS, so glad you are doing this giveaway :)

  26. I’ve read so much about Thieves. Would love to give it a try.

  27. Been using a knock-off brand for air disinfecting, but I’d like to take advantage of the full Thieves oil experience and can only do that with a brand that’s been certified for therapeutic use.

  28. Diana Niles-Stewart says:

    I would love to try thieves oil. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it.

  29. Thieves sounds amazing and Ii want to start using natural things in our home!

  30. Roxana S. says:

    Already a tea tree oil fan to keep me healthy but I have seen so many posts on Thieves that I am interested to try and see what benefits I can gain. :O)

  31. can Never Have Enough!

  32. I’m totally curious about this EO. This is new stuff to me!

  33. I would use it to make my own bug spray!!

  34. Heather G says:

    I have heard nothing but good on the Thieves and would love to try all natural hand sanitizer

  35. I have never tried Thieves oil & I would like to try it for many of the things that I read that you make & use it for your body, healing, & air purifier.

  36. Danielle Barlow says:

    Thieves is definitely one of my favorite essential oils. It’s so powerful!

  37. Jessica T says:

    I want to win because I would love to try it and it’s too pricey for my budget to purchase a bottle.

  38. I have heard so many good things about this oil that I want to try. To win would be awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  39. Samantha Rizzo says:

    I need this theives oil! I just started my essential oils collection and i only have two. I can’t afford this one and i need the benefits from it in my home! I would love to win!

  40. Brooke M says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win a bottle of Thieves! I am (slowly) trying to rid our house of toxic food, cleaners, etc. so this would be a wonderful way to help with that!!

  41. Amanda Tronsdal says:

    I love YL oils!

  42. My SIL just told me it is great for warding off illness!

  43. I love thieves!

  44. I would love to try this. So many people around me are sick and want to make sure my family is safe. Also, I’ve been debating on start on oils.

  45. There’s no other oil like it! Not only does it work so powerfully, it makes everything smell so good and Christmas-y!

  46. Kathleen says:

    I haven’t gotten real far with oils just yet…lavender, tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus, and orange but they were not therapeutic grade. I would love to try a blend that is therapeutic grade. Very interested in starting with young living brand, a sample would help convince me!!!!

  47. Amanda Long says:

    Honestly, I have never been exposed to any YL products and love using eo’s around my home. It would be nice to experience yl products

  48. Christy H says:

    I am so excited to start using essential oils. I would love to try this one also.

  49. I am so desperate to get my 2 kids and myself on a clean way of living!!

  50. Jasminka Vujic says:

    Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway! I would love to witn Thieves to introduce to my family and to start learning how to use it. It sounds like an awesome essential oil blend, which I would love to start experimenting in creating healthier health products. Plus, I never win anything, this would be great for a first-time win!

  51. Diane Stevens Mayers says:

    I am trying to do things as naturally as possible. I have never tried Thieves Oil.

  52. Essential Oil newbie. Would love some Thieves to get me started!

  53. I would love to have some to share and start getting rid of toxins in our home! I make a ton of homemade cleaning products but this sounds like a winner on all fronts – can make so much from it!

  54. Cindy Arthur says:

    I am about out of Thieves, I would love to win a bottle! It’s the most versatile oil I use, love it!

  55. I love thieves oil!!!

  56. Thieves is the whole reason my family got into essential oils. It’s still our favorite!

  57. Jennifer Lonas says:

    I am just starting to get into EOs and Thieves is one that I am wanting REALLY bad. :-) Thank you for this giveaway

  58. I’ve been on prescription meds for a decade now. I have been reading more about natural lifestyle. I have been learning about paleo and primal eating. I recently have been learning about natural cleaning supplies. I have unexplained health conditions that my doctors cannot figure out. I want a safer environment for myself and my family. I want to make positive changes in our lives. It often feels overwhelming. I have heard of thieves and essential oils but I do not know what they are about. Not really. Often it seems like an uphill battle. All the things to learn. All the things to change. People around me who are not supportive of these types of changes, or judge, or think it is crazy or stupid. Why I would like to get this oil is to help me in reaching my goals for positive change and as a way to help encourage me to keep going, to keep trying.

    • Great questions, Sarah. I think you would really benefit from joining my FB group: http://bit.ly/DontMesswithMamaEOs. We talk all about how to swap your medicine cabinet for natural alternatives such as essential oils. I can chat with you via PM on Facebook if you have specific questions about Young Living and how it can help you. It’s made a HUGE difference for my family.

  59. I want to try this one!

  60. Jaclyn Lobur says:

    I am just starting to learn about EO’s and would be a great addition to my growing collection.

  61. Have lots of oils but not this one. Would love to try it!

  62. Deb Brandt says:

    Just getting started on all the reading and learning about EO and am very excited to get started !

  63. We’re committed to staying away from antibiotics as much as possible (and have succeeded!). Thieves would help!

  64. I’ve always wanted to try this brand…would love to win!

  65. I want to try some of the remedies for sore throats, cleaning and keeping a healthier house.

  66. Love this oil!!


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