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Young Living’s Thieves: Clean Smarter

Thieves Essential Oil is a blend of clove bud oil, lemon peel oil, cinnamon bark oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, and rosemary leaf oil. This potent combination packs a serious punch when it comes to immunity support. The name “thieves” comes from the legend of 15th century French thieves who used a similar combination while robbing the dead and dying during the plague. When taken as a supplement and used topically, thieves supports a healthy immune system as well as a healthy respiratory system.
This is a very versatile oil, as there are so many household uses for it! In fact, there is an entire product line centered around this one oil, from toothpaste and other dental care, to household cleaner and laundry soap, and even mints!. There isn’t much around the house that the Thieves blend can’t handle.
This oil has become a daily staple around my house. Here are our favorite uses:
1. Healthy Immune Support: 10 drops in a 10-ml roller filled with coconut oil (or other organic carrier oil) rolled on the bottoms of our feet daily in a.m.
2. Cleaning Spray: 3 drops in a 2 oz glass spray bottle filled with distilled water; this can be used to clean surfaces. I spray surfaces and then wipe with a microfiber cloth. Take a bottle of this on the go and spray shopping carts, too!
3. “Thieves Tea” (used for immune boost): 1 drop thieves, 1 drop lemon, 1 drop peppermint, 1 tsp honey in a warm mug of tea or water
4. Dishwasher booster: 1 drop added to dishwasher soap (or spray some of the cleaning spray in the dishwasher before running) will help eliminate residue on dishes.
5. Hand Sanitizer: Use a 2 oz squeeze bottle and combine the following: 3 Tbsp 100% aloe vera gel, 1/8 tsp Vitamin E Oil, 1 Tbsp distilled water, and 5-10 drops of Thieves. Carry with you for an on-the-go immune boost/water-less hand cleaner!
These are just a few reasons why I love Thieves Essential Oil. But, you certainly don’t have to take my word for it. Want to do your own research about this oil? Here are some great sites to begin your search (though, you’ll likely need to search by individual oils in the blend):
ScienceDirect: www.sciencedirect.com
Association for the International Research of Aromatic Science and Education: http://airase.com
If you don’t want to do your own search, but are interested in reading some great peer-reviewed studies, check out this awesome blog with links to numerous studies: http://juicygreenmom.ca/does-thieves-essential-oil-really-work-science-has-a-say/
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-Angela
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