Thieves oil the history
Thieves oil is a well known mix of 100% pure and all-natural essential oils to produce a superb healing oil to help with viruses and respiratory illnesses during winter well all year round to be honest.
A synergy essential oil blend is a combination of essential oils added together to boost their effects so they become more powerful.
During the early 14th century, the Black Plague caused millions of deaths in many parts of Europe and Central Asia. According to historical accounts, in the midst of the plague in the 15th century, thieves who were robbing poor victims of the plague were eventually held in captivity. With their testimonies, they admitted that they used a blend of essential oils that they used to protect them from being infected by the plague. With that, essential oils were again recorded in history as one of the wonders of nature. Thieves oil was then popularised, which was a combination of clove, rosemary and other essential oils that the thieves blended.
Thieves oil includes cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon essential oils.
Below a brief descriptions of the essential oils that make up thieves oil.
Cinnamon ~ This essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antibiotic properties and is known for arresting different kinds of pathogenic organisms. It protects the immune system; alleviates muscular, rheumatic and period pains; comforts stomach disorders and spasms.
Clove ~ This essential oil is renowned for its antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties. It also helps in cleansing blood circulation to improve the immune system; increases the body’s resistance against illnesses; and great for dental pains and care.
Eucalyptus ~ This essential oil which is known for its many healthful benefits has also antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is very powerful in combatting bacteria. It also has decongestant, phlegm expulsion, pain soothing and fluid retention prevention properties.
Lemon ~ This essential oil is very versatile that it also has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-infection, antiviral properties and helps boost the immune system. It is also used as a reliable disinfectant. It also boosts the circulatory system, and helps prevent extremely low blood pressure and anemia. It also has anti-rheumatic and stress relieving properties.
Rosemary ~ This essential oil has been used since ancient times and has the ability to boost the whole body. It is a good room and air disinfectant because of its anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-parasitical properties. It also help prevents high blood pressure and aids in expelling excess water in the body.
Thieves oil uses
Because of the power-packed combination of the above mentioned essential oils, Thieves essential oil blend is best used in dealing with infections, virus and bacterial invasions and other health disorders. If you have frequent respiratory illnesses, then Thieves synergy blend can be beneficial. If you are feeling down and lack that vitality to go throughout the day, use the oil to keep you going. Just six to eight drops in your bath or burner, or add five drops with your carrier oil for a massage.
Thieves oil precautions
If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, please seek first the advice of your doctor or professional aromatherapist.
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