8 Ways to Use Thieves Oil
Oh Thieves oil!
The oil that so many know of before they even try essential oils. Thieves is a name many of us see floating around during the winter season, where people are recommending it to everyone to combat all of those yucky winter germs. And you can’t blame them, the oil is a gem.
Thieves is an essential oil blend created by Young Living that contains oils like clove, cinnamon, rosemary and eucalyptus. It’s been tested and studied for its ability to kill germs and disinfect naturally. Can you imagine being able to use a cleaner that actually outperforms disinfects on the market?
There’s been many experiments done to test the power of Thieves in comparison to other cleaners like Method, Lysol, Bleach and guess what?!?! It outperforms them or performs equal to things like bleach. Cool right?!?!
And let’s talk about the smell. It smells like Christmas! It is divine!
So what are some of the ways in which you can use this great oil? Read on below for more information and ways to use it.
Diffuse the heck out of it! Diffuse it for an important reason — to cleanse the air and kill airborne bacteria. Diffuse it daily to get any germs out and diffuse it around the clock when anyone in the home is sick. You can also diffuse it with things like Orange, Tangerine, or Nutmeg for a wonderful fall/winter scent.
Apply it daily. Because of its ability to help you resist bacteria and germs, apply it twice daily to the bottoms of the feet and the back of the spine. This will help boost the immune system and can help the immune system recover sooner if it is compromised.
Cleanse your produce. Looking for a natural and healthy way to cleanse your produce? Just fill up a bowl of water and add 2-3 drops of Thieves to cleanse your produce. The bigger the bowl, the more drops! Leave it to soak for a couple of minutes.
Clean the toys! Whether you spray toys down with it or soak small toys in a bowl, it’s a great way to safely clean toys without any yucky ingredients!
Use it orally. It’s a great tool for things like sore throats or canker sores. Just apply right onto canker sores or fever blisters. For sore throats, gargle a drop or two with some water and repeat every couple of hours.
Create a cleaner. While Young Living does have a whole cleaning line called Thieves, you can also DIY your own cleaner with some essential oil. Add about 20 drops to a 8oz spray bottle of water with some witch hazel. You can also add in lemon oil too! Use this as a surface area cleaner to cleanse and disinfect. You can also use it to clean and remove mold!
Use it as a health bomb. The minute you feel your body coming down with aches, fevers, chills, coughs, etc… start using it as a health bomb. Take one drop under the tongue and repeat every hour or so. Many people have found relief from this!
Add it to chest rubs. Add it to a homemade chest rub for extra health support. My favorite recipe is Thieves, RC, Lemon and Peppermint to help get better quick and ward off the sniffles and coughs.
It really is such a gem of an oil. It’s one of those staples you need in your home year round, but especially so during those pesky cold, winter months. Keep it in your arsenal for daily support - especially for school age kids and daycare babies. The more you use it, the better results you’ll see for your health and wellness.