Tuesday, February 5, 2013

- Thieves Oil for Cold & Flu

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. . . 

Put 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 day. 

That's it. Simple, but powerful – and we've found it to be extremely effective, bringing noticeable improvement almost immediately.

(NOTE: 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).

In 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.

For 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.

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