For years Lizzy has used Thieves Oil for its anti-microbial benefits in her home. The history and healing of Thieves Essential Oil is an interesting tale.
While there are few versions of the story they all centre around one event, the Bubonic Plague. It is said that, during that time, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not to be affected by the illness. The thieves had used this blend of essentials oils to protect them from diseases.
It’s interesting to note that during this time of the plague striking Europe, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason for doing this is that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs, spices and essential oils that the physicians would breathe, in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness. Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory.
What we do know, through extensive use and trial with the Thieves Essential Oil blend is that a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary have been found to be strong enough to reduce bacterial cultures by 99.96%.
This blend was created after years of research. Results indicated that most viruses, fungi and bacteria cannot live in the presence of some essential oils.