Thieves Oil: Use this Essential Oil to Ward Off Colds and Flu


The story of Thieves Oil takes us all the way back to the Plague in the15th century. There were thieves who preyed upon the dead and dying but somehow never became infected.  A famous band of four thieves were finally captured in Marseilles, France and charged with the crime of robbing the plague victims.  At the trial, the Magistrate offered to go easy on them if they would divulge how they avoided contracting the horrific infection, in spite of their continual and very close contact with infected corpses. It was revealed that the special formula they had concocted was provided by perfumers and spice traders.  The thieves had simply rubbed themselves with a concoction of aromatic herbs (cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary).

Modern day essential oil has recreated this medieval Thieves oil.  Not surprisingly it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal and can be used as a hand sanitizer, rubbed on the chest and neck and used in a diffuser to protect from cold, coughs and flu.  Natural advocates have been diffusing this powerful essential oil into the air during cold and flu season and noticing a huge decrease in illness for their families.

Now is the perfect time to try Thieves Oil at home because it smells like Christmas!

Here’s a Do it Yourself Recipe to make a batch that will last a good long time.

Thieves Oil

  • 1 Tablespoon Clove Essential Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Special Brown bottles with droppers

Use Virgin Coconut Oil melted (as a carrier oil for dilution and blending the oils together)

Approximately 20 drops of the blend with 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil before using topically.

The undiluted mixture can be added directly to a diffuser for a great way to fight infection, use 5-10 drops.  Make a disinfecting spray with it by adding 3 drops to 3 ounces of water in a spray bottle. You can use the diluted Thieves Oil as a hand sanitizer, rubbed on the bottom of feet to keep away cold and flu, rubbed on areas you may be having aches and pains, rubbed on the chest and neck to protect.

If you are lazy like me, you can also buy Thieves Oil already blended and ready to use.  You can find it here.  Also, here’s the type of diffuser I like to use.

Healthy Blessings,

Sandy Scherschligt

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Sandy J Duncan
Sandy Duncan is completing her Doctorate in Integrative Medicine, a health and wellness coach, Certified Neurofeedback specialist and author of Read honest reviews on current health and wellness products as well as register for FREE giveaways.