An aromatic blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary essential oils, Thieves blend has multiple uses and smells especially warm during the holiday season.

In an email to staff last month, Raby Institute Acupuncturist Michelle Goebel-Angel wrote, “If you didn't know or think that you don’t need Thieves oil over the next few months, think again.”

Check out this list of practical uses for Thieves oil, from Young Living:

  1. Dilute with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and apply 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 undiluted directly to the skin of your upper chest and throat for bronchitis.

  4. Place a drop on your thumb and apply to the roof of your mouth for a headache.

  5. Put 10-12 drops in a size OO capsule undiluted and swallow daily for longevity.

  6. For acne, take internally and apply to the skin diluted with Young Livings V-6 carrier oil.

  7. Put directly on the soles of your feet to protect you from colds and flu.

  8. Breathe in the vapors when you have lung congestion.

  9. Use to clean pet cages, creating a healthier environment for them.

  10. Add to your dishwasher for cleaner dishes.

  11. Add to your laundry cycle for cleaner clothes.

  12. Add to your mop water for cleaner floors.

  13. Mix with water to make a spray to repel insects on your flowers and plants.

  14. Use to dissolve the gummy adhesive on price labels.

  15. Apply to bee and wasp stings to neutralize the toxin and relieve the pain.

  16. Apply to gums to prevent and treat gum disease.

  17. Apply orally to maintain healthy teeth and reduce cavities.

  18. Apply to gums and teeth for pain relief from toothaches.

  19. Diffuse in homes or business to solve mold problems.

  20. Add to orange juice and drink to reduce phlegm and congestion.

  21. Apply to broken bones or joints for pain relief and to hasten healing.

  22. Put a drop in your cup of tea for flavor and to maintain health.

  23. Put on the tip of your tongue to help you stop smoking.

  24. Put on cold sores and canker sores to make them disappear.

  25. For warts, apply topically, inhale and ingest in capsules to make them disappear.

  26. Rub on sore joints to relieve arthritis pain.

  27. Drink a few drops in water or juice every three hours to stop a cold.

  28. Place a drop on the tongue and a drop in a glass of water every day for herpes.

  29. Rub on the bottoms of childrens feet for protection before school every day.

  30. Diffuse in the house as your children come home from school every day to kill airborne bacteria.

  31. Mix 50:50 with V6 vegetable oil and rub on daily for relief of shingles.

  32. Apply a drop on wound of a cat or dog to enhance healing.

  33. Diffuse in the home or office to stimulate a cheerful mood.

  34. Diffuse in the office to increase concentration and work efficiency.

  35. Diffuse in your place of business to ward off germs.

  36. Diffuse in the classroom to reduce student sickness and absenteeism.

  37. Put a few drops in your carpet steamer/cleaner to disinfect carpet.

  38. Mix a few drops with honey or agave in a teaspoon for cough relief.

  39. Breathe and apply for sinus headaches.

  40. Put a drop on a pimple to make it shrink and disappear.

  41. For laryngitis put a drop under your tongue to restore your voice.

  42. Inhale for relief of allergy symptoms.

  43. Take a capsule full every day for relief of Lyme disease symptoms.

  44. Carry a bottle on every flight to protect you from germs on the plane.

  45. Drop in the heat/AC vents of a hotel to rid it of airborne germs.

  46. Mix with baking soda to clean bathtubs.

  47. Apply undiluted to the toes and feet to combat fungus.

  48. Apply to poison ivy rashes (may need to be diluted with vegetable oil) to relieve the itch.

  49. Drop Thieves Oil Blend on a cloth to remove permanent marker stains.

  50. Sanitize pierced earrings by cleaning with Thieves Oil Blend.

  51. Rub on the big toe before retiring to help with proper vision.

  52. Applying Thieves Oil Blend, diluted 1 drop oil to 5 drops V-6 Mixing Oil, may be helpful in soothing pinkeye and other eye inflammations. (Do Not Get In The Eye.)

  53. Apply 1 drop of ThievesOil Blend onto toothbrush to sanitize.

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