Have you ever heard of Thieves essential oil blend?
Chances are you have a friend who raved about it, or a family member who swears by it. Well, I’m here to demystify it for you and explain what it is and what it can do for you. I’ll also explain how to order and where to get Thieves essential oil (trust me, you can’t just get it from a health food store).
What is Thieves Essential Oil?
Thieves is an essential oil blend and one of the best-selling products available from Young Living. It’s a blend made with Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary and Lemon essential oils. It’s one of my favorite essential oils. It smells like fresh-baked cookies (it’s spicy and earthy), and can be used as a dietary supplement.
But trust me, not all Thieves is created the same. Young Living has the original Thieves essential oil blend (how to order Young Living) that is often imitated. I wouldn’t use anything else and certainly wouldn’t take anything else internally – and Thieves essential oil from Young Living is labeled for dietary use.
This blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who used a special combination of spices and botanicals, such as clove and rosemary, to use to while robbing the dead and dying. What an interesting story, right? I definitely encourage you to do more research on the legend of the four thieves. It’s a great read.
So how do you use Thieves essential oil? I’ve got 10 great uses – keep reading…
10 Uses for Thieves Essential Oil
1. Make a Wellness Tea
Add a drop of Thieves and a spoonful of raw honey to a warm cup of water. Enjoy in the morning or anytime you need a boost.
2. Spice Up Apple Cider
Add a drop of Thieves to a cup of warm apple cider. It can help to spice it up and enhance the flavor of the apple.
3. Add Flavor to Applesauce
Add Thieves to a batch of homemade applesauce to spice it up. Start with a drop or two and add more Thieves as needed.
4. Support Healthy Immune Function*
When taken internally, Thieves can help to support health immune function*. Add a drop to a spoonful of honey or even add a vegetable capsule and top with coconut oil to take as a dietary supplement.
5. Support a Healthy Respiratory System*
The Thieves essential oil blend contains Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system, when taken as a dietary supplement.*
6. Add to Your Toothpaste
If you like to DIY, you can make homemade toothpaste and add Thieves essential oil. It tastes fantastic. Ready-made Thieves toothpaste is also available from Young Living (how to order).
7. Ditch Your Air Freshener
Make your home smell like fresh-baked cookies (that’s what I think Thieves smells like in the diffuser) or like your favorite fall scent. Just add a few drops to your diffuser. If you have friends or family over at your home or need to showcase your home (realtors, listen up), Thieves is the perfect essential oil to diffuse. Everyone will be looking for the batch of cookies.
8. Clean Your Home
9. Enjoy with a Shot of NingXia Red
One of my favorite ways to enjoy Thieves is to add a drop to a shot of NingXia Red, an antioxidant drink made from wolfberries (which are gogi berries from China). It’s spicy, refreshing and great for helping to support a healthy immune system.*
10. Make a DIY Breath Spray
I have a fantastic recipe to make a DIY breath spray with Peppermint essential oil to freshen breath, but Thieves is another alternative – kind of like a red, hot cinnamon gum flavor. Just add 2-3 drops of Thieves essential oil to a mini spray bottle and fill with water. Use as needed to freshen breath.
What’s your favorite use for Thieves? Please comment below and share with us.
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