Thieves oil is an essential oil blend based on a story from around the 15th century, when the Bubonic Plague was decimating populations in Europe and Asia. Four thieves from Europe, who were notoriously robbing the infectious dead bodies of all their possessions. They somehow never contracted the highly infectious plague and this led to deep inquiry in court once they were caught. The magistrate offered them a deal, their secret for a reduced sentence. Taking the deal, they told stories of this specific herbal blend that they had created, concocted from aromatic herbs that seemed very effective in killing all airborne bacteria. We don’t know whether or not thieves’ story is true, but we know so much more about the Plague now that maybe the essential oils stimulated the immune system? And with such a warm spicy inviting smell it’s a great oil blend to complement your home.
Thieves oil can be used in oil burners, used in cleaning products, or used diluted in a carrier oil on your skin (try the soles of your feet before bed)