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50 Ways to Use Thieves Essential Oil

Young Living Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves from the Black Plague with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata and has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense. Thieves has been university tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria.

Utilizing the power and protection of Thieves essential oil blend, Young Living created an extensive line of plant-based household products. From toothpaste and mouthwash to cleaning products, hand soaps, and even throat lozenges, the Thieves product line provides safe, effective alternatives for use in the home.

Thieves essential oil blend is an integral ingredient in Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Spray, Thieves Wipes, Thieves Lozenges, Thieves Ultra toothpaste, and Thieves Mouthwash.


The Basics:

  • Thieves essential oil should be always be used with a carrier oil because it contains essential oils that are considered ‘hot’ (spicy) which could irritate skin. The essential oils in this blend that are considered hot are: clove and cinnamon bark.
  • In most applications, mix 3-5 drops of Thieves essential oil with 1 teaspoon V-6 (carrier oil). If you find that the application still feels a bit too warm to your skin, simply add more carrier oil to dilute.
  • Never use water to dilute an essential oil.
  • A note on V-6: The Young Living massage oil V-6 is also acceptable for topical and internal consumption.
  • Whenever taking an edible Young Living essential oil, such as Thieves®, internally always mix with olive oil or V-6 prior to use as a supplement. As a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat’s or rice milk.
  • Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children.

Thieves Essential Oil contains:

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), Eucalyptus radiata and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol).

CLOVE oil, nature’s richest source of eugenol, is the highest-scoring single ingredient tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. Clove is also known for its immune-enhancing properties.

With 68% d-limonene, LEMON oil is a powerful antioxidant known for its ability to act as a natural solvent and cleanser.

High in antioxidants, CINNAMON BARK has a reputation for relieving discomfort during the winter season and supporting the digestive system.

As one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils, EUCALYPTUS RADIATA has many health-promoting properties. This powerful essential oil contains eucalyptol as one if its major elements, which in laboratory tests has been reported as being effective against bacteria in topical applications.

ROSEMARY oil is naturally energizing and may be beneficial for helping restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.

50 Ways to Use Thieves Essential Oil

  1. Apply 1-3 drops to cuts or open wounds to prevent infection and promote healing.
  2. Mix with a tablespoon of water, gargle and swallow for a sore throat.
  3. Apply to upper chest and throat with V-6 Massage Oil for bronchitis. 
  4. Put a drop on your thumb and apply to the roof of your mouth for a headache.
  5. Put 4-8 drops in a capsule with olive oil and swallow daily for longevity.
  6. For acne, take internally and apply to the skin diluted with V-6 Massage Oil.
  7. Put a couple drops directly on the soles of your feet to protect you from colds and flu.
  8. Diffuse in your home to keep the germ count down.
  9. Breathe in the vapors when you have lung congestion.
  10. Use to clean pet cages, creating a healthier environment for them.
  11. Add a few drops to your dishwasher for cleaner dishes.
  12. Add to your laundry cycle for cleaner clothes.
  13. Add several drops to your mop water for cleaner floors.
  14. Mix 8-12 drops with water in a 4 oz. spray bottle to repel insects on your flowers and plants.
  15. Use to dissolve the gummy adhesive on price labels.
  16. Apply to bee and wasp stings to neutralize the toxin and relieve the pain.
  17. Apply to gums to prevent and treat gum disease.
  18. Apply orally to maintain healthy teeth and reduce cavities.
  19. Apply a drop or two to gums and teeth for pain relief from toothaches.
  20. Diffuse 15-30 minutes daily in homes or business to solve mold problems.
  21. Add 1 drop to orange juice and drink to reduce phlegm and congestion.
  22. Apply to broken bones or joints with V-6 for pain relief and to hasten healing.
  23. Put a drop in your cup of tea for flavor and to maintain health.
  24. Put on the tip of your tongue to help you stop smoking.
  25. Put on cold sores and cancer sores with V-6 to make them disappear.
  26. For warts: apply topically, inhale and take 2-3 drops in a capsule to make them disappear.
  27. Rub on sore joints with V-6 Massage Oil to relieve arthritis pain.
  28. Drink a few drops in water or juice every three hours to stop a cold.
  29. Place a drop in a glass of water every day for herpes.
  30. Rub a 2 drops on the bottoms of children’s feet for protection before school every day.
  31. Diffuse in the house as your children come home from school every day.
  32. Mix 2-4 drops with V-6 Massage Oil and rub on daily for relief of shingles.
  33. Apply a drop on a wound of a cat or dog to clear it up.
  34. Diffuse in the home or office to stimulate a cheerful mood.
  35. Diffuse in the office to increase concentration and work efficiency.
  36. Diffuse in your place of business to ward off the germs.
  37. Diffuse in the classroom to reduce student sickness and absenteeism.
  38. Put a few drops in your carpet steamer to disinfect carpet.
  39. Mix 1-2 drops with honey or Blue Agave in a teaspoon for cough relief.
  40. Breathe and apply for sinus headaches.
  41. Put a drop on a pimple to make it shrink and disappear.
  42. For laryngitis, put a drop under your tongue with V-6 to restore your voice.
  43. Inhale for relief of allergy symptoms.
  44. Take a capsule full every day for relief of Lyme disease symptoms.
  45. Carry a bottle on every flight to protect you from germs on the plane.
  46. Put a few drops on a tissue, place near the heat/AC vents of a hotel to rid it of airborne germs.
  47. Apply one drop on an infected wound of a cat or dog to clear it up.
  48. Mix several drops with baking soda to clean bathtubs.
  49. Apply to the toes and feet to combat foot  fungus.
  50. Apply with V-6 Massage Oil to poison ivy rashes to relieve the itch.

To learn more about Thieves and how you can use it, Read this PDF.

If you would like to Sign up with Young Living as a Independent Distributor and start up a Part Time Business - You can sign up here with the Start Living with Thieves Kit ( Item #3694 )

If you are already a Young Living Distributor and you would like to add the Thieves Collection to your Essential Rewards Order each month, you will save up to $65.00 by purchasing the products this way AND you will earn $11 in FREE Product Credit, each month. Find out more about the Essential Rewards Program here

As always, only use essential oils that are truly 100% pure, and Therapeutic Grade such as Young Living Essential Oils. Oils that are cut or synthetic can have dangerous side effects.  Visit our website for more information, or email me directly or comment to this post.


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