For the Love of Oils
This time of the year is a ticking time bomb when it comes to flus and colds. What can you do to defend prepare your body for the worst? My number one go-to is Thieves Essential Oil from Young Living.
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 Christmas 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
You can make your own DIY household cleaner or use Thieves Household Cleaner to clean virtually every surface of your home. It smells great too.
9. Eliminate or Shorten Cold Sores
Not everyone gets Cold Sores, but those of us that do know how annoying they are. You feel like everyone is staring at your lip while you talk and then it itches and stings. After trying a veriety of pharmacy bought cold sore products, I tried Thieves. What a difference! Since starting Oils 2 years ago I've only had one actually get past my lip. Instead of it lasting 10 days, it lasted 5! You need this ;)
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.
I used to love perfume and cologne, but then I learned how horrible fragrances are for you and stopped wearing it. One day I put a drop of Thieves on my scarf and smelled it all day long. This got me thinking that I could create my own mixture of oils to create whatever smells I liked. Not only are the oils not harmful but they're beneficial and medicinal. Below is my recipe on how to make your own perfume/cologne.
You'll need a roller bottle or small spray bottle, a veriety of oils, 70%+ alcahol and distilled water. When combining oils you need to choose a heavy, medium and light oil. The ratio of oils should be 20% heavy, 50% medium and 30% light.
Once you've gathered your oils, take one from each weight and wiff them together under your nose. Decide what smells you like together. In a 10ml bottle you'll want 1-2 of the heavy oil, 4-5 of the medium oil and 3 or 4 of the light oil. Once your oils are in the bottle fill the bottle 1/3 full of the alcahol. Let the oils and alcahol sit for 24-48 hours. After the resting time carefully pour the distilled water to just below the neck of the bottle. And you're done. Below are a few manly smells I've created.
"Into the Woods" 1 vanilla. 4 Northern Lights Black Spruce. 3 Orange.
"Spicy Myrrh" 2 Myrrh. 4 Clove. 3 Bergamot
"Norhern Lights Citrus" 1 Cedarwood. 4 Northern Lights Black Spruce. 3 Citrus Fresh
"Frankly Cinnamon" 2 Frank. 3 Cinnamon. 3 Orange
"Sacred Mountain" 2 Vanilla. 4 Sacred Mountain. 1 Peppermint.
Hi, I'm Kim, a believer in all things Jesus, including the oils he's provided us. I love yoga, it's what gets me on the right path every morning. I have a part time job, which is perfect as I have more time with my 2 boys, Desmond and Dallas. I have an amazing husband who shares all the happy in my world and holds me through the not so happy. We love the simple life and strive for a little more simplicity every day.