Thieves Oil

While essential oils such as Clove Bud, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary all have incredible benefits and healing properties individually, as a synergy blend thieves oil is even more powerful. Research at Weber State University has found when these essential oils in thieves oil are diffused they have a 99% kill rate against airborne bacteria. Other case studies concluded similar results demonstrating this combination of essential oils is proven to eradicate viruses and bacteria related sicknesses within minutes.

As the name indicates, this is what many believe to be a closest formula to the essential oils likely used by the band of thieves in protecting themselves from the Bubonic Plague. Heralded as the hero that stopped England from the ravage of the Bubonic Plague, King James commuted their death sentence in exchange for the secret of their survival. This information is recorded in the Royal English Archive.

Three recipes have been provided for making your own blend. The first recipe is in an undiluted, concentrated form without a carrier oil.  Please use caution as all essential oils should be diluted using a carrier oil or alcohol before applying to the skin.

Thieves Oil Blend Recipe 1:

Number of Drops
50 drops Clove Bud Essential Oil
44 drops Lemon Essential Oil
25 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
19 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
13 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Glass Bottle or Container (10 ml size)


Thieves Oil Blend Recipe 2:

1 Cup Jojoba oil (or another carrier)
1 Tablespoon Clove Bud Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Essential Oil
2½ Teaspoons Cinnamon Essential Oil
2 Teaspoons Rosemary Essential Oil
2 Teaspoons Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Glass Bottle or Container


Thieves Oil Blend Recipe 3:

Use equal amounts of eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, clove and lemon, then mix with base of olive oil. For instance, when using a two-ounce bottle, place a tablespoon of each essential oil in the bottle. Then fill the rest of the space with olive oil. You can make a larger batch in a pint jar following the same proportion method.


Measurement Conversion:

1 Tablespoon  = approx. 1/2 ounce or 3 Teaspoons

To use Thieves Oil Blend: Diffuse: 10-15 minutes daily or apply to the bottom of your feet. Another convenient way to use your blend is to carry a pocket diffuser and inhale as you go about your business.

How To Make Thieves Oil Blend

Here’s a great recipe on how to make thieves oil (essential oil blend).  This knockoff from Young Living’s blend, is just as an effective, but much cheaper to make at home.

1 part Eucalyptus essential oil
1 part Rosemary essential oil
1 part Cinnamon essential oil
1 part Clove essential oil
1 part Lemon essential oil
Carrier oil (olive, jojoba, or your choice)

1. Place 50 drops of each oil in a 2 oz. bottle and then top it off with a carrier oil (jojoba oil is nice). Do not ingest this blend since you are using a carrier oil. If you want to make this into a spray or cleaner, do not add carrier oil.


An alternative recipe for Thieves Essential Oil:

200 drops Clove Bud essential oil
175 drops Lemon essential oil
100 drops Cinnamon essential oil
75 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
50 drops Rosemary essential oil

1. Blend together and mix with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil to apply topically to feet as needed.



Apply 1-2 drops of Four Thieves on the bottoms of the feet and on the nape of the neck.
Apply under the arms and on the chest.
Diffuse for 20 minutes or less at work or at home.

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