Hi friends! It’s October, which means it’s quite possibly the most beautiful month of the year, in every area, colors, smells, temperature, etc. It doesn’t get much better than October. It does also mean the start of cold and flu season. This past month friends around me have already dealt with hand, foot and mouth disease and possibly strep. So… this post we are going to focus on THIEVES! Most of you probably know how amazing Thieves is but in case you don’t, or in case you’ve forgotten…, I’m going to remind you!
So what kinda name is Thieves for an essential oil? Well, let’s start with a bit of a history lesson.
While there are a few versions of the story they all center 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 be affected by the illness. It’s interesting to note here 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. Pretty cool, right?
Thieves essential oil
Thieves is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products. There is a whole product line using this oil blend. Everything from Laundry Detergent to Hand Soap. It is a great way to go chemical free in your home while still protecting your family from the “icky’s.”
Thieves put to the test
So Weber State University conducted a study in 1997. The results showed Thieves Oil to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were exposed in an enclosed area and the Thieves Essential Oils blend was infused into the space. Within 10 minutes of exposure there was a reduction of:
82% in Micrococcus luteus (bacteria found in water, soil, dust & air)
96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (sepsis)
44% in Staphylococcus aureus (staph)
Amazing, right?!? Diffuse this blend in your home everyday to keep your air “fresh.”
How to Purchase
The Thieves oil blend is included in Young Living’s Essential Oil Starter Kit! This kit gives you a diffuser and 11 oils to play with to get your chemical free journey started. To purchase click below and follow the prompts. By choosing the Membership option it will give you the best pricing and you will get to stock up on the most popular oils and a diffuser for a discounted price!
And for the month of October you will get a free bottle of Oregano oil with your starter kit purchase!!