Keep colds and flu at bay by having a bottle of Thieves Oil in your medicine cabinet to sanitise and fight infection.
The story of Thieves Oil takes us all the way back to the Plague in the 15th century. There were thieves who preyed upon the dead and dying but somehow never became infected. A famous band of four thieves were finally captured in Marseilles, France and charged with the crime of robbing the plague victims. At the trial, the Magistrate offered to go easy on them if they would divulge how they avoided contracting the horrific infection, in spite of their continual and very close contact with infected corpses. It was revealed that the special formula they had concocted was provided by perfumers and spice traders. The thieves had simply rubbed themselves with a concoction of aromatic herbs (cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary).
Modern day essential oil has recreated this medieval Thieves oil. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal and can be used as a hand sanitizer, rubbed on the chest and neck and used in a diffuser to protect from cold, coughs and flu. Natural advocates diffuse this powerful essential oil into the air during cold and flu season to decrease illness in their families.
Here’s a Do it Yourself Recipe to make a batch that will last a good long time.
1 Tablespoon Clove Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Essential Oil
2 teaspoons Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
2 teaspoons Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 teaspoons Rosemary Essential Oil
Special Brown bottles with droppers
Use Virgin Coconut Oil or Virgin Olive oil (as a carrier oil for dilution and blending the oils together). Add approximately 20 drops of the blend with 2 tablespoons of the carrier oil before using topically.
The undiluted mixture can be added directly to a diffuser for a great way to fight infection, use 5-10 drops. Make a disinfecting spray with it by adding 3 drops to 3 ounces of water in a spray bottle.
You can use the diluted Thieves Oil as a hand sanitizer, rub on the bottom of your feet to keep away cold and flu, on areas where you may be having aches and pains. A few drops on a bowl of steaming hot water makes a wonderful decongestant.
When using directly onto skin, do a small patch test first and be careful or avoid using altogether on babies and smaller children as it can feel very hot.
I have been using Thieves oil, spray, hand sanitizer and cleaning products for over 10 years. I keep a bottle of Thieves spray in my purse at all times. When my daughter was in nursing school, the class was asked to bring in something they thought would kill more bacteria and viruses. She brought in her Thieves Oil. It killed every virus and bacteria that they tested it for. It was the only substance that did. The teacher was amazed!
If you are lazy like me, you can also buy Thieves Oil already blended and ready to use. Thieves Oil click here.Author Profile:
Sandy Duncan is CEO of Millionaire Moms, a Freelance writer and Success Coach. She and her husband have 5 children and have been blissfully married for 21 years! Visit her blog at Health Secrets 4 Life Blog