Do you love the scent and potential germ-killing abilities of thieves essential oil? If you have a few oils on hand, you can easily make your own thieves type essential oil.
If you are a fan of essential oils, you’ve probably heard of Thieves (Young Living), On Guard (DoTerra), Guardian (Eden’s Garden), Health Shield (Healing Garden), Germ Fighter (Plant Therapy) or Nature’s Shield (NOW) essential oil blends. They all have a nice spiced scent that can be used for so many different things around your home. Plus these blends of clove, rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus and citrus oils all have a fun story behind them.
History of Thieves Essential Oil
Thieves oil is based on a story from the 15th century, when Europe and Asia were being devastated by the bubonic plague. The european group of four thieves seemed completely indifferent to the disease while robbing hundreds of corpses. According to the story not even one of the thieves contracted the deadly and highly contagious disease. When they were finally caught and sent to court the magistrate offered them a deal – their secret for a reduced sentence.
The original Thieves essential oil comes as a vinegar and consists of a variety of aromatic herbs, such as clove, cinnamon and rosemary, as well as eucalyptus and lemon. One of the popular blends of Thieves oil based on the Thieves story is a combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.
How to Make Your Own Thieves Essential Oil
I thought it would be great to share how to make your own thieves style oil blend, and all the different uses for it. If you have a handful of oils on hand, you can easily make your own Thieves Essential Oil, and reap the same amazing benefits from this wonder oil.
Put these oils in a dark glass bottle, I just reuse an old essential oil bottle I have, or you can buy them easily online. Then just shake it up, and you have your own mixture to use!
Top 12 Household Uses for Thieves Essential Oil
Depending on the brand of diffuser you own will depend on how much to use. A general guide is around 10-15 drops of Thieves and diffuses for 30 minutes around 3 times a day. This helps purify air, eliminate germs and boosts immunity.
Add 1 drop of Thieves to each 1/2 ounce of water in a glass spray bottle. Shake well for each use, and use to clean counters, tables, etc. It acts like a regular all-purpose spray.
You can add a few drops of essential oils into the washer or even the sink when you hand wash toys. This is from plastic toys to stuffed animals. This is great to do when your kiddos are sick.
When you go to mop the floor, add around 10 drops into half a bucket of water, and use that instead of a mop cleaner.
I use the all-purpose homemade cleaner and spray on the furniture, curtains, and even beds to help freshen up rooms and disinfect. Don’t put oil directly on furniture or fabrics of course.
You can add 4-5 drops in each load of laundry to help really clean and deodorize your clothing. This works wonderfully with bedding, make sure to use regular or homemade laundry soap as well.
A Sore Throat
Add 2 drops to around 2 tablespoons of water and gargle if you have a sore throat. Do this a few times throughout the day. Spit out when finished. (Do NOT ingest!)
If you feel a stuffy nose, cough or fever coming on, rub some oil on your feet and along your spine, mixed with a carrier oil (like sweet almond, jojoba, coconut or olive oil), to help pull out those germs from your body.
Put a drop of thieves on your thumb and place it on the roof of your mouth. This will help relieve a headache fast. It can burn and tingle a little if you are sensitive use a carrier oil with it.
Take a diluted thieves oil, with a carrier oil and apply to bottoms of your feet. Do this once in morning and once at night to help boost your immunity. Great for cold and flu season.
If you have a dishwasher add a few drops into the soap dispenser before you start it, to help deodorize and clean your dishes.
Our phones get SO dirty, spray the all-purpose spray on a cloth and wipe down your entire phone. Helps clean and disinfect.