What is Thieves Oil?
Thieves is one of my FAVORITE oils. It’s made with clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary, and it smells amazing, like cookies. The blend is named after four thieves who supposedly used the oils to protect themselves while robbing people dying of the plague. Thieves oil is effective in boosting immunity and helping to purify the air and surfaces, making it an ideal essential oil for cleaning.
10 Uses for Thieves Essential Oil
1. Purify the air
Diffuse for 15-20 minutes to eliminate airborne bacteria. Ideal to help boost immunity for both kids and adults.
2. Clean toys and baby gear
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. You can even add a drop of Thieves to the toothbrush head to sanitize it.
8. 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.
9. 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).
10. 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!
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