Welcome to the first post of our real official first series ever. I’m looking forward, in every way possible, to taking this journey with you. I can’t wait to learn alongside of you, as this series has definitely challenged me to dig deeper into my own research and collaborate with a guest author. I’ve been learning so much.
The comment section is for you. It’s where this space turns from information to conversation. Community happens in that little box below these posts and I can’t wait to see how we all bind together during this time, learning and growing right alongside each other.
What Is Thieves?
Before I describe and define Thieves oil, I’ll briefly explain what oils are. Essential Oils are liquids extracted from aromatic plants. These plants are harvested and distilled to extract the liquids in a way that preserves the “essence” or “life energy” of the plant. So, for example, lavender oil comes from the lavender plant. Peppermint comes from peppermint.
Each oil has many different healing properties on it’s own. But sometimes, when oils are combined together in what we call a “blend,” the properties can manifest into something even more powerful and more specific for it’s use.
Thieves is a blend of different oils that all, on their own, have disinfecting and detoxing properties. When combined together they are a powerhouse. The oils found in Thieves are as follows:
- Clove – One of the most powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antiviral and anti-infectious sources
- Lemon – a powerful antioxidant, detoxer and disinfectant. Amplifies immunity and increases circulation and lymph function.
- Cinnamon – powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral
- Eucalyptus – anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral
- Rosemary – antiseptic, antimicrobial; also contains “cineole,” a product most commonly found in antiseptic drugs and formulas on the mark.
So Why Is It Called “Thieves?”
I wondered this, too, when I first received this oil. Turns out, that this blend has not been created by Young Living or any other oil distributor. Back during the Black Plague, there was a group of thieves that would rob the graves and homes of the deceased. The king marveled that these men were continually having direct contact with the ill and not contracting the disease. So he offered a trade: a lighter sentence for their secret. So, they told him about the oil blend that they were using, and it was these oils.
A few days ago, a friend asked me where she should start with oils. “Thieves,” I answered. It’s true, too, as I believe it is one of the most important items to protect your family you can have in your home.
As we launch from this introductory post, we are going to begin writing about the hundreds of ways that we use Thieves and it will be so much fun if we can read your stories too! This is the oil that just keeps giving.
This series may not be part of every post that we write this month, but be looking for the “Month of Thieves” title and our graphic when we steadily and often post into this series!
See you soon, friends!
DISCLAIMER: I do want to note that I am just an educator and friend. I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice. Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk.