Ladies and Gentlemen – I feel like I should preface this blog post with a warning to get a beverage, comfy clothes and settle in. Explaining my love of Young Living’s Thieves essential oil is going to take some time.
I love all my oils, and use them all regularly, but Thieves is my all time favorite. This is the oil that pushed me over the edge to purchase my Premium Starter Kit. I was visiting my cousin in Atlanta and she had it all over her house – including this:
This is foaming hand soap that, in the dead of winter, not only cleaned better than any soap I’d ever used prior, but smelled wonderful and DIDN’T DRY OUT MY HANDS. In the winter – no dry/cracked hands!
I always have a bottle of Thieves Oil handy. This is the oil I check to ensure there is some in reserve every time I use it. Thieves is a special blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. The Clove and Cinnamon stand out for me, and I often describe the scent as “spicy”. It has an Autumn feel to it, almost a pumpkin pies baking in the oven type feel.
The inspiration for Thieves comes from a legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing corpses during the Bubonic Plague. It is said the blend allowed them to get away with their crimes while keeping the infection at bay. When they were caught, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for the recipe for the concoction.
I use Thieves in every part of my home. There is a concentrated cleaner that looks like a little bottle, but lasts MONTHS. Each week I clean the floors, I literally use a capful of the cleaner. I also use a spray with Thieves and Lemon oil for wiping down my kitchen counters and sink (in a 4oz glass spray bottle, combine 20 drops Thieves, 20 drops Lemon, one quarter of a cap of Thieves concentrated cleaner, 1 ounce of witch hazel, and fill the remainder of the bottle with purified water). Not only it is more effective than the mainstream cleaners with harmful, harsh chemicals, it fills my home with that wonderful scent that just makes the whole place warm and inviting. You can also infuse the oil to keep that scent going on your “off cleaning” days (I personally don’t know what an “off cleaning” day would look like, but maybe you do!).
I use this Thieves Laundry Soap to wash clothing:
Again, this looks like a small container, but you only need half a cap of detergent to clean a large load of laundry. And my clothing carries the Thieves scent with them!
Young Living also makes toothpaste, dish soap and hand sanitizer along with the products I’ve already listed. In addition to the laundry soap and my homemade kitchen cleaner, we diffuse Thieves any time one of us is feeling “the ickies”. I also apply it topically to my chest, ears or any other part of me that isn’t feeling well. I can honestly say (and I hope I don’t jinx us), we haven’t had any serious illnesses amongst us beyond allergies and slight colds since we’ve used Thieves consistently in our daily lives.
So that’s me gushing over Thieves! I could go on and on but now I feel like I’m bragging on it a little much! Like all of the oils, try them for yourself and see what works for you. I’d love for you to come back and visit us and share your stories!
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The writer of this blog is an independent distributer of Young Living products from Pennsylvania, member number 3230639.