Have you heard the story behind Thieves oil?
It all started during the Bubonic Plague… a horrible plague that took hundreds of millions of lives as it spread throughout Europe. However, it seemed there were a group of people that managed to survive the horrible epidemic despite being in such close proximity to the infected.
There were a group of thieves that were stealing from the dead bodies infected with the plague. The magistrate took note of the fact that the men weren’t getting sick. The thieves were given the option of hanging or revealing their secret to survival. The men chose to give away their secret blend of oils… We now know this to be “Thieves Oil”.
Thieves oil has been shown not only to kill bacteria, but also to kill mold, sanitise surfaces, prevent illness and boost the immune system.
Thieves oil is the perfect blend to use in cleaning products.
I only use natural cleaning products around my house, so when I came across a couple recipes for Thieves oil spray, I wanted to make my own recipe.
DISCLAIMER: some sources say to avoid use of Thieves oil around babies as Eucalyptus and Rosemary can slow respirations. However, aromatherapists differ on their recommendation of the use of Thieves around babies… do your own research and make an informed choice for your family.
THIEVES OIL CLEANER
~ dark glass spray bottle
~ 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
~ 1/4 cup water
~ 1 1/2 teaspoon witch hazel
~ 15-20 drops Thieves Oil
Start by adding the Thieves Oil first and follow with the rest of the ingredients. Shake well.
The spray can be used to disinfect and clean surfaces as well as cleansing and purifying the air.
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