Of all the natural cold and flu remedies out there, therapeutic essential oils are the best in my opinion.
Uses of Thieves Oil
Everyone in this house uses this remarkable oil with excellent results. It
is one of my favorite oils. We use Thieves Oil for flu, colds,
sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throat, strep, toothache, cuts,
poison ivy, and as an immune stimulant. We use it to eliminate odors,
disinfect around the house, and so much more.
In this post, I want to focus on it's use for sickness. Again, my recommendation is to purchase your oils from Young Living Essential oils.
Immunity from the Black Plague
There are actually many
recipes for Thieves Oil. Young Livings Thieves Oil is based upon a 15th
century recipe found in the Royal English Archives. This recipe
protected a group of thieves from the black plague even as they robbed
the highly contagious bodies of the plagues dead victims. During the
course of their plundering, four of the thieves were caught by the
king’s men. In exchange for not being burned at the stake, the four
thieves disclosed the secret of their immunity. Young Livings Thieves
Oil has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense.
99.96 Percent Kill Rate against Bacteria
Young Living’s Thieves Oil has been scientifically proven to kill deadly germs. Research from Weber State University
in Utah has shown that it has a 99.96 percent kill rate against
airborne bacteria. It was proven to be highly anti-infectious,
antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic.
*Research shows that
Young Livings Thieves Oil effectively interrupts the life cycle of
bacteria and also interferes with the ability of viruses to replicate.
Studies also confirmed that most viruses and bacteria cannot live in the
presence of many essential oils, including two of the oils found in the
Thieves Essential Oil Blend, cinnamon and clove.
The first thing I do at the initial sign of a scratchy throat or watery eyes is to apply what's called a “Thieves jump start.”
Thieves is a powerful antiviral essential oil blend containing clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary.
The way to use Thieves to jump start your immune system is as follows. . .
one drop of Thieves on the inside of your cheek once every minute for
10 minutes. Then, put a drop in the same area once every ten minutes
for an hour. After that, apply Thieves once an hour for the rest of the
That's it. Simple, but powerful – and we've found it to
be extremely effective, bringing noticeable improvement almost
Because the clove and cinnamon in Thieves gives a spicy hot sensation,
children may not like it. In that case, I put a drop in a glass of
water or sippy cup).
cases where a virus has already settled in, try this....
For fevers, apply peppermint (or wintergreen) to the bottom of the feet.
For congestion, steam with an essential oil like eucalyptus or Roman Chamomile.
the most persistent bugs, rub a variety of oils (e.g.,
Thieves, eucalyptus, roman chamomile) on the spine, behind the ears, and on the bottoms of my feet.