Historically, the origin of thieves oil recipe has been linked back to the middle ages where the oil was first used by the group of merchant to protect themselves from black plague while looting infected dead bodies in the 14th century during a European diseases outbreak
There is a story about four thieves in city of Toulouse, France during one of these disease outbreak around 14 century.
While everyone was trying to protect themselves by not touching dead bodies, these thieves were busy robbing and looting homes and graves of those who were died. When they were caught, they agreed to exchange their secret recipe, which had made them to rob without been infected by this disease, in exchange for freedom.
In 1992 D. Gray Young, the founder of Young Living Thieves Essential Oil, created an oil blend that was intended to support immune systems. Young research also lead him to the story of the “Thieves” this fours blends is named after
Thieves oil recipe is concocted from different vinegar; it can be cider, red wine, white wine, or even distilled white blended with garlic, herbs or spices that was perceived to protect people from the different kinds of plague.
The recipe for thieves oil has almost as many different as its legend.
According to research that was conducted in the Weber State University, The results showed Thieves Oil has a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria within 10 minutes of diffusion in the air; there was reduction of about 82% in Micrococcus luteus (bacteria found in water, soil, dust & air), 96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bioaerosol (sepsis) , and 44% in aureus bioaerosol (staph).
Here are the list of thieves oil recipe:
1. Thieves oil recipe
- 10 drops of Clove Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2. Thieves oil recipe
- 1 tbs. rue
- 1 tbs. wormwood
- 1 tbs. peppermint
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic
- 2 1/2 .cups cider vinegar
- 1 tbs. Lavender
- 1 tbs. Rosemary
- 1 tbs. sage
Make sure all these above ingredients (thieves oil recipe 2) are dried herbs and mix them thoroughly together.
Put it inside a container, cover it and leave it for 2-3 weeks before use.
3. Thieves Oil recipe
- 175 drops of Lemon Oil
- 100 drops of Cinnamon Bark oil
- 200 drops of Clove Oil
- 75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
- 50 drops of Rosemary Oil
4. Thieves oil recipe
- 1/4 cup lavender buds
- 1/4 cup rosemary
- 1 pint apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup thyme
- 1/4 cup sage
- 1/4 cup peppermint
- 8 cloves of garlic
Put the mixture in a sealed bottle or container and store in a dark, warm place for 4 weeks before use.
5. Thieves oil recipe
- 1 tbsp .Eucalyptus oil
- 1 tbsp .Rosemary oil
- 1 tbsp .Cinnamon oil
- 1 tbsp .Clove oil, and
- 1 tbsp .Lemon oil
You can Mix the above recipe (thieves oil recipe .5) with olive oil. I usually put a tbsp. of each in a 2 ounce bottle and then fill the rest with olive oil.
Please make sure you dilute thieves essentials oil with carrier oil. A carrier oil is a vegetable oil; like jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or grape seed oil, that can be used to dilute essential oils.
Note: the main potent recipes in thieves oil recipe are: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Essential Oils as formulated by G. Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils.
You will want to make sure that you store these mixtures in a dark bottle, in a cool place out of the sun to avoid unnecessary reaction.
Use Thieves Oil every day because it has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties. It can also be used to boost your immune system.
Uses of thieves oil
Thieves oil for spray.
You can use thieves oil to disinfect your room. I usually do this once in a month, especially during the summer. You can also use it to eliminate pet odor, and get rid of microbial infection.
Just mix 1 drop of thieves oil to half oz of water, with carrier oil (olive oil) to make it mild. Then use it to spray your pet box.
You can also you thieves oil recipe spray to repel unwanted insects on your home garden
Boost your immunity with thieves oil recipe
Mix 4-7 drops of Thieves oil and dilute with a tsp. of carrier, olive oil. Take this every day to boost your immune system.
To boost your immune system you can even make Thieves tea (My favorite!)
Thieves Tea Recipe
- 1 drop of Thieves essential oil mix
- 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 1 cup of hot water or organic herbal tea
- 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil
- Raw honey to taste
You take this tea every morning or before you go to bed at night.
Thieves oil for household disinfectant
Thieves oil has antibacterial properties. So you can use it as a disinfectant in your home.
Put 3-6 drops of Thieves Oil to a spray bottle with water and use it to clean any surface in your home.
You can also add it to your dishwasher and laundry loads or use it to eliminate stubborn stains and get thorough clean up.
Here is my favorite; for bathtub I will add 7-9 drops thieves oil plus baking soda to warming water and use it to clean my bathtub and bathroom floor.
Thieves oil recipe diffuser
Purify your home with thieves oil aromatic diffuser to get rid of obnoxious odor and cleanse your sinuses and lung.
Diffuse 15-20 drops of Thieves Oil for 15-20 minutes once a day using essential oil diffuser.
As you inhale the aroma of the oil you will boost your sinuses, lungs, and respiratory system.
Thieves oil for aromatherapy
Add 15-20 drops of Thieves Oil with equal drops of olive oil and use it at least once in a week to massage your back, forehead, neck, chest, and thighs to improve your respiratory system. Massaged into the neck, back, thighs, and neck will help you get rid of back aches and pains. You can also use Thieves Oil to relieve insect bites.
Other uses of thieves oil.
Thieves oil for Gum disease; Add to gum or use it with herbal tooth powder to get relief from gum diseases and cavity.
For Laryngitis; put a drop of Thieves oil recipe under your tongue diluted in olive oil to restore your voice
Thieves oil for Allergy; soak 2-3 drops of thieves oil recipe and Inhale it or better still use essential oil diffuser to diffuse it for 20-30 minutes in your room to get relief from allergy symptoms.
Thieves oil for Toothache, apply 2-4 drops on to the affected area to be relieved from toothache.
Thieves oil for Headache, add 1 drop on your finger tip and apply to the roof of your mouth.
Thieves oil for Acne: Take thieves oil internally as mentioned on before as well as apply on the affected are diluted with olive or jojoba oil