Did you know you can make your own essential thieves oil recipe? A true blue homesteader should, because every homesteader I know practically swears by the many benefits of thieves oil. It's also interesting to know thieves oil history.
Legend tells of four thieves during the Black Death plague in the Middle Ages, who robbed the dead yet reportedly never contracted the disease. When finally caught, they revealed how they avoided the plague by rubbing their bodies with an essential oil mixture, which we now know as thieves oil. True or not, it can't be denied the power and popularity of this essential oil has endured for centuries. Ready to start cleansing and healing with thieves oil? Here's a thieves essential oil recipe you can make at home!
How to Make An Easy Essential Thieves Oil Recipe
Ingredients for Thieves Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Clove Oil
- 9 drops of Lemon Oil
- 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark Oil
- 4 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
- 3 drops of Rosemary Oil
Instructions for Thieves Essential Oil:
Step 1. Prepare Ingredients and Equipment
Prepare the ingredients along with clean, sterilized bottles and droppers. Use a dark glass bottle for storing your finished product. A 15 ml dark bottle is just the thing you need for this recipe.
Step 2. Mix Essential Oils
Combine all the essential oils and store in a dark glass container. Keep away from sunlight and store it in a cool, dark, and dry place. Remember, a little essential oil goes a long way. You can make DIY cleaning products and aromatherapeutic home remedies with this recipe.
Step 3. Thieves Oil Uses
Use thieves daily for protection against cold and flu germs during the winter season. You can use it for home remedies and cleaning purposes. Here's one of the uses for essential thieves oil:
Mix 1 drop thieves oil with 4 drops carrier oil. Apply topically to feet, neck and behind the ears. You can also mix this into your homemade cleaning products to amp up their disinfecting power.
Watch this video from Yeshua's Ambassadors for the amazing history of essential oils beginning with the legend of the four thieves essential oil:
This essential thieves oil is not only useful when you're looking for a great way to freshen up the air in your home, but many people administer it for other practical purposes. You can even use it to remove the gunk that labels and stickers leave behind. This thieves oil recipe is easy and adaptable in case you prefer not to include as much of one essential oil or prefer to add more of another. Enjoy!
How did your homemade essential thieves oil making go? How have you been using it? We’d love to hear from you! Tell us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 7, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
I use a couple drops of Thieves on my toothbrush for oral health. I take it along when traveling.
I HATE when you don’t include a clearly visible and usable PIN!!!! And the OVERUSE of extensive ads is equally as annoying!!! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK I WILL CONTINUE TO WASTE MY TIME ATTEMPTING TO FIND INFORMATION????
I didn’t have any trouble finding the info on my phone.
… The lore behind the Thieves Oil recipe doesn’t make any sense.
Eucalyptus oil is a giveaway; the eucalyptus tree was discovered just at the end of the Renaissance and dawn of the Enlightenment, some 300 years after the Middle Ages.
The Eucalyptus is an exclusively Australian tree family, first discovered in Tasmania in 1642. However, it wasn’t until the 1770s that the newly discovered tree’s leaves began to be harvested for oil.
The Black Plague hit Western Europe a few times, the most notable being 1347-51, and 1665-66.
The Middle Ages lasted from the 5th century A.D. to 1500 A.D..
The local Australian aboriginals knew about eucalyptus, but they and the eucalyptus were not part of the traditional Eurasian spice trade. There was no way anyone could have known about the healing powers of eucalyptus in the Middle Ages.
Therefore, Eucalyptus cannot be an original Thieves Oil ingredient, if there’s any truth to the story at all.
Thank you so much for investigating and sharing with us!
The critic re: Thieves’ Oil might be more judicious in commenting as often what appears so readily so is not, as those of us with curious and open minds all know. Perhaps another essential oil was used in the recipe at the time, and, as the eucalyptus became available was favored as it may have been cheaper. For ex. I’ve used oregano instead of rosemary in making what is akin to this powerful anti-pathogen. Indeed, when out of but oregano, cinnamon, and citronella, I’ve used it in combination with a quality castor oil carrier to cure, in a few days, a large (c. 1 inch diameter plus as it has jagged edges) squamous cell cancer on my husband’s temple that appeared quite rapidly. I put several drops of each of the oils in an oz. of castor oil and rubbed that twenty times on the cancer, then covering it with white paper tape which was then left on the area for at least a day before changing. We were amazed that the cancer began shrinking very rapidly and was literally gone in days as I continued the treatment. It has never returned. (BTW, I’ve used a similar concoction to remove many moles and warts and other strange growths he’s managed to produce which I attribute to his having drunk soda as his coffee over forty years before he finally understood what I’d been conveying to him for years. The light dawned when he was helping his father in a nursing home and a woman in her early fifties, who had been a concert pianist, was dying of mental deterioration because she had drunk several liters of soda a day for much of her life, even the allopathic doctors and nurses got that.)
I used the oregano not only because I had it on hand, but I know it is one of the most powerful anti-pathogen essential oils we have. I used the citronella because it is high in vitamin C and we all know vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which we need but do not make in our bodies. It replaces the electrons that free radicals remove from our cells, and, it builds our collagen – did you know that our bones are mostly collagen for those concerned about bone health? I used the cinnamon as I knew it was part of the recipe and know it to be a powerful agent as well.
Caution: oregano is amazingly powerful, my favorite essential oil, and can burn, so experiment using only a few drops at a time in learning about it in combinations.
I rubbed the area twenty times, following advice I learned from reading the small book by the Vermont country doctor, Dr. Jarvis, who used the castor oil alone in this manner to remove moles and warts. Looks like the combination I used is so much more powerful.
Cheers to all and hoping that critics will think more critically and curiously before making remarks as good ideas can be thwarted that help in so many ways for humanity. Just look at most great ideas and thinkers and how long it took for their wonderful ideas to take hold as people suffered and died unnecessarily. And, sadly how the evil money changers suppress what they know to be successful cures as they wish humanity to serve their treasure at the expense of human suffering.
How wonderful you are and how lucky your hubby! i also use oregano oil daily, it is my most precious treasure, almost as much as kanuka oil 😉