One oil I never want to be without is Young Living Thieves. While I'm so thankful for all the ways I can incorporate the other oils into the daily life of my family, I've found that Thieves oil has been a game changer in our house in keeping our family above the wellness line.
Here's how Young Living describes Thieves oil in their product guide (side note: if you haven't read about the legend of the four 15th-century French thieves, and how it inspired the YL blend Thieves, google it):
"Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.
With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. 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."
In our house we use Thieves oil 3 ways...
AROMATICALLY : My boys get Thieves in their bedroom diffusers every night to support their immune system as they sleep. If anyone isn't feeling well in our the house every diffuser will have Thieves running. Thieves is also a great one to diffuse when you have people visiting because the combo of oils in this blend are reminiscent of holiday baking when diffused, which not only smells yummy, but also sets a comforting atmosphere.
TOPICALLY: Thieves is a great oil to make a roller bottle with for easy and quick on-the-go applications. To make a roller bottle you just mix your drops of Thieves (look up recipes for the amount of drops of Thieves to use depending on the age of the person using the roller bottle, and the size of the roller bottle you are using) with your favorite carrier oil-in a roller bottle. I've even been known to grab a small spoon of coconut oil out of the jar, add a few drops of Thieves to to the coconut oil in my hand, smash the two together, and slather up my kids 😊 We typically apply Thieves to the bottom of our feet (and then put socks on) and down our spines.
We ingest Thieves oil whenever we need some extra immune system support. My oldest son, my husband, and I will simply take Thieves oil sublingually (which I guess technically is considered a topical application, but since the oil is being put in our mouth, I've added it here 😊) by putting 1 drop of Thieves under our tongue (this allows the oil to enter our bloodstream and bypass our digestive system). For my younger boys I will add 1 drop of Thieves to spoon of honey for them to swallow right off the spoon, or even to mix into warm water to drink. If one drop is still too intense for you, swirl a toothpick along the plastic orafice reducer on your Thieves oil bottle, and then swirl your toothpick in your spoon of honey. The strong cinnamon & clove flavors of the Thieves oil blend also makes it a favorite oil for me to add to baking.
Side Note: Some people also buy vegetable capsules that they fill with the oils of their choice and a carrier oil. This is another great way to internally take Thieves.
Besides being a powerhouse oil to support your immune system, Thieves is also a a "magical" splinter remover! I do not know the science behind why Thieves works at removing a splinter (hence why I call it magical), but I was amazed to see it work first hand! My sister had a splinter she could not remove. We added 1 drop of Thieves to the splinter, and within 5 minutes the splinter had risen to the surface for easy removal with no digging! Thieves oil for the win!
Your Oil Loving Friend,
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