Thieves® Essential Oil: A Little Love for Your Throat and More
A Bombay House Favorite
Thieves® is a proprietary essential oil blend sold by Young Living Oils. The formulation contains a combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary therapeutic grade essential oils.
The name is inspired by a 15-century legend, in which a band of four French thieves doused themselves in these oils while robbing people afflicted with the Plague. They remained untouched by the plague throughout their exploits.
The original blend of oils and benefits had long been known to travelers of the Silk Road, one of the most historically important trade routes in the world. The route connected the West and East through the cultural exchanges of traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the civilizations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe, and Arabia.
Now made popular by Young Living Oils, we find Thieves® to be the highest quality blend on the market. It’s a very strong oil blend so be careful before using it directly on your skin – dilute, dilute, dilute! Young Living recommends not using this oil during pregnancy or giving it to anyone under 18 years of age.
Why We Love Young Living’s Thieves® Oil.
The company uses a proprietary steam extraction technique, cold pressing and resin tapping methods to ensure the highest potency. They guarantee a Young Living Therapeutic Grade standard, which preserves the integrity of the natural essential oils. They cultivate, harvest and distill many of their essential oils on their own farms across the world, giving Young Living the unique ability to verify their quality standards at every step of the process.
Thieves® can be used in many ways such as dietary, aromatic, and topical. You can add a few drops to hot water and drink it as a tea to soothe the throat. Some of our Bombay House moms put a few drops with water in a spray bottle and use it to disinfect seats on the plane or toys and tupperware after day care. You can also add a few drops of Thieves® oil to a carrier oil such as coconut or sesame seed oil and use it for massage.
Smells Good and Knocks Out the Yuck
You can diffuse 6–8 drops of Thieves® to eliminate odor, kill airborne bacteria and cozy up your space.
If you are looking for something to soothe your soar throat, try Young Living’s Thieves Essential Oil.
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