Uses for Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves essential oil is a blend of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary essential oils. It’s one of the most popular oil blends from Young Living and based on the legend of the four thieves. Learn more about it and how to use it for cleaning, immune support, and much more.

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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.

And they actually have two options: Thieves (for topical and aromatic use) and Thieves Vitality (the white label – for dietary/internal use). Why two bottles? It’s the exact same oil, but a product cannot be used for topical and dietary, according to product labeling standards. But do know that it IS the same oil.

You can absolutely opt not to use Thieves internally if you prefer. There are plenty of options to use it for cleaning, personal care, and so much more.

Closeup of Thieves Vitality oil

So how do you use Thieves essential oil? I’ve got 10 great uses – keep reading…

Uses for Thieves Essential Oil

1. Make a Wellness Tea

Add a drop of Thieves Vitality 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 Vitality 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 Vitality 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 Vitality 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 Vitality 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 Vitality essential oil. It tastes fantastic. Ready-made Thieves toothpaste is also available from Young Living.

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

You can make your own DIY household cleaner with Thieves essential oil or use Thieves Household Cleaner to clean virtually every surface of your home. It smells great too.

9. Enjoy with a Shot of NingXia Red

One of my favorite ways to enjoy Thieves Vitality 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 Vitality essential oil to freshen breath, but Thieves Vitality 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.

Top Tips for Thieves Essential Oil

  • Dilute essential oils properly before using. While you can apply essential oils to the skin undiluted, it’s best to test the skin first and dilute with carrier oils like coconut oil or olive oil if needed.
  • When using essential oils for aromatherapy, make sure the room you’re in has good ventilation.
  • If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant, talk with your doctor before using essential oils.

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  1. I love to add lemon to the Thieves & honey tea, when I have a sore throat. It’s so soothing.

    Love your site!