How to Make Your Own Homemade Four Thieves Essential Oil
The 4 Thieves Essential Oil Recipe blend is believed to have originated from thieves during the 15th century. According to popular theory, the concoction was created by a group of four thieves and grave robbers to protect themselves from contracting the plague while robbing the bodies of the gravely ill and deceased. When apprehended, the thieves admitted to using the formula and disclosed the recipe in order to receive a less severe punishment for their crimes.
Whether or not this story is true, the essential oils in this blend may help maintain health during seasons of vulnerability and are commonly used to cleanse and purify the air.
This is a classic recipe, but you can customize it by adjusting the quantities or adding other antibacterial essential oils such as Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Ravensara, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Hyssop, Bay Laurel, or Scotch Pine.
4 Thieves Essential Oil Recipe
- 40 drops Clove Essential Oil
- 35 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 20 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Mix all oils in a dark glass bottle.
Double or Triple the 4 Thieves Essential Oil Recipe to make as much as you need.
This essential oil blend is very strong and must be diluted! The essential oil content should only account for 1 to 2% of the total formula. This means that up to 6-12 drops of essential oil can be added per 1 oz of carrier oil or other menstruum.
How Do You Use Thieves Oil?
Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer: To make, mix 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, 1/2 teaspoon glycerin, and 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol in a small bowl. Add 20 drops of Thieves Oil. Mix well and add distilled water to thin to desired consistency. Use a small funnel or medicine dropper to transfer hand sanitizer into spray or pump type bottles. Use as you would any other type of hand sanitizer.
Fabric, Clothing, Furniture, Bedding Spritz: Put some of this Thieves Oil blend in a glass spray bottle with some water. Use this to spritz your clothing, bedding, furniture etc. This will sanitize everything you spray and leave it smelling great. Carry a small 1/2 oz glass spray bottle when traveling and use this method to spritz the hotel bedding before sleeping. Great protection against any bacteria hanging out in the hotel room and extra protection when you breathe in the scented oils while sleeping. Note that the oils may leave residues on your fabric so you may want to test a small area first.
Room Freshener: As above put some of the Thieves Blend in a glass spray bottle with water. Spritz the air in any room you would like to freshen up. This makes the air refreshed, sanitized and beautifully aromatic. Indoor air pollution is greater than outdoors due to all the toxic chemicals people use inside. This is a wonderful non-toxic, safe, healthy alternative that offers protection for your health as well.
Clean Your Home: Make an antibacterial all-purpose spray for cleaning and disinfecting your home or workplace. This is perfect for office spaces and shared areas! Fill a spray bottle with water and add the essential oil blend at a 1-2 % dilution rate. Spray on counter tops, desks, and on other surfaces. Make sure to shake before using as the oil and water will naturally separate.
Use in an AromaPendant: These aromatherapy pendants are a must have! They are invaluable at purifying the air around you that you are breathing. Use the Thieves Oil in your AromaPendant to carry all the ancient protection from the old legend with you.
Use in your Diffuser: To sanitize and purify the air in your home or workplace, place 2-3 drops of the essential oil blend in a diffuser, nebulizer, or in a pot of simmering water on the stove. Diffuse for approximately 20-30 minutes. This is especially beneficial if someone in your home or workplace is sick.
Use in Massage Oil: Mix the essential oil blend at a 1-2% dilution rate with organic Jojoba or Olive oil. Use as a massage oil for sore muscles, the lower back, neck, and feet. It can also be dabbed on skin throughout the day for general support..
Use in your homemade lotions, salves, creams, etc.
Clear airways: When congested, mix a 1-2% dilution rate of the essential oil blend with organic Jojoba or Olive oil, and rub under the nose or on the chest. Or, place 1-2 drops in a bowl of hot, steaming water and inhale the vapors under a towel to relieve congestion.
Use on Insect Bites: Use a 1-2% dilution rate of the essential oil blend in a base of water or alcohol, and spray onto insect bites, poison oak, and poison ivy rashes to help soothe itching and irritation.
Put a few drops in your bathtub to enjoy a beautifully aromatic soak that is not only relaxing but protective of your health as well.
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