Thieves Oil: What It Is, How To Use it, And Why You Need It! (Recipe Included!)

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Have you heard about thieves oil? It seems to be making the rounds on the Internet. This blend of essential oils has been around for thousands of years. Have you heard one of the stories behind this amazing blend of oils?

This essential oil blend comes to us from Europe.  The “thieves” in this story were originally spice traders and merchants who imported some of the oils and spices used in this recipe, many of them from India. When the black plague hit Europe, almost all international shipping and trade was suspended. No one wanted to venture into the affected areas and no one was interested in any trade objects brought from the infected lands.

The merchants were, essentially, out of business. However, four of these merchants banded together and came up with a plan to support themselves. They created a blend (and the recipe varies slightly depending on who is telling the story) of oils that they believed would protect them from the plague. These thieves then proceeded to loot the bodies and homes of plague victims. The thieves then set up a store, selling or pawning the booty they stole from their victims.

The king (and which king this is also varies from telling to telling) heard about the four thieves and demanded that they reveal their secret oil recipe to him or be burned at the stake. Some stories say that the king burned the thieves anyway after they revealed their secret; other versions of this story say that the king then posted the recipe all over the region.

There are at least 17 versions of this same story, but the one thing these stories all have in common are the oils that are used. Of course the amounts of each oil vary, but the benefits of the oils used are substantial. There is even an account of this story recorded in the Royal English Archives.

Research conducted by Weber State University in 1997 found that thieves oil blend killed 99 percent of airborne bacteria when used in room diffusers.

The oils used in this blend are known to support the immune system, contain powerful antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds, so it’s really no wonder that this oil could offer some serious protection from the plague.

Of course, you can always buy a pre-mixed bottle of thieves oil online, but why do that when you can make your own blend?


First, let’s take a look at the basic recipe, and then we will look at the benefits and how you can use your magical thieves blend of essential oil!

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