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 fill my medicine cabinet.
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 to bring down fevers and treat 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.
Everyday Essential Oils for Your Home
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.
Essential Oils Facebook Group
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?
Thieves 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 as a cure-all for everything from acne to psoriasis to poison ivy. In my family, Tiger Balm was the cure-all 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.
Sound unbelievable? 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. Disinfect the air
Diffuse for 15-20 minutes to eliminate airborne bacteria. Ideal when kids or family members are sick (or getting sick or getting over a cold or flu).
2. Disinfect 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. Disinfect hotel beds, public toilet seats, restaurant tables and chairs, high chairs, and much more.
11. Disinfect 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 disinfect and 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 disinfect and freshen carpets. The whole house will smell divine.
14. Treat fungus
Apply neat (undiluted) to feet to kill 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
- Join the Don’t Mess with Mama Essential Oils Facebook group.
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1. Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols, Journal of Essential Oils Research.
2. 101 Uses for the Young Living Thieves Products, Young Living
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