Day 7: Thieves Essential Oil
Thieves essential oil is AH-MAZING! Have you heard the story? Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, lemon, cinnamon, and eucalyptus radiata, and used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is thus one of Young Living’s most popular products.They couldn’t figure out how these thieves were staying alive after being exposed to the Plague. Once caught, the magistrate offered the thieves leniency if they would explain how they were able avoid contracting this deadly disease. It turns out that these thieves were perfumers and spice traders who knew what to use to avoid getting the disease. Hence the name “thieves” was born.
Looking at each oil individually helps one understand why Thieves essential oil is so powerful! Cinnamon Bark is thought to promote healthly cardiovascular and immune systems. It is delightful used in cooking or can be applied topically as well as taken in a capsule. Eucalyptus Radiata has been treasured in folk medicine. It supports a healthy respiratory system. Because it is traditionally more gentle and non-irritating, this type of eucalyptus is the recommended oil (of the eucalyptus family) for use around children. The next oil in the blend is rosemary. Just like the herb rosemary is a great oil for use in cooking. Rosemary supports a healthy liver and also helps encourages mental clarity. The oil of Clove is included and has a spicy fragrance. It has been used in the dental industry to numb gums and has immune-enhancing properties. Clove has been tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale and tested the highest for a single ingredient. The last oil in the blend is lemon oil. This oil is also great to use in cooking to finish off a dish or put in water for a refreshing drink! Lemon oil is a cleansing oil for both body and home. The sum of the above oils is one great combination! This combination supports a healthy immune system, respiratory system, and is cleansing to home and body!
Thieves Essential Oil is an excellent blend of essential oils that is specifically designed to support the body’s natural defenses. Looking to make your home smell as clean as it looks? Diffuse Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas.
For today’s challenge I want you to mix up a roller ball with half Thieves and half carrier oil. Roll it onto the bottoms of your feet each night for a few weeks and see how you feel.
Thieves Oil Uses:
*Add 4 drops of Thieves to your diffuser to maintain a healthy immune system and for purifying the air.
*Apply 1-2 drops to the bottoms of your feet. Dilute with children.
*Supports oral health.
*Refresh musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda; combine well and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly.
*Add 3 drops Thieves oil to 4 ounces purified water and spray on mattresses for a fresh clean scent.
Thieves Vitality Uses:
*Use as a Dietary Supplement: Use Thieves Vitality oil for ingestion via an empty gel capsule.
*Add a drop to your favorite cup of tea or coffee.
this is definitely one of my MUST have oils (ok, all of them are!) Every home with or without children should have this oil for topical and diffusing purposes!
Stay tuned for tomorrow, Day 8: RC Oil