Thieves oil history is basically encompassed in a legend about French thieves from the middle ages. Legend has it that a band of thieves doused themselves with a certain blend of essential oils before robbing victims of the plague of their money or valuables. The essential oil blend was made up of a number of oils that are known for their antibacterial, antibiotic and antimicrobial powers. The oil blend protected the robbers from being infected with the plague.
Lucky for us, the thieves were caught and forced to give up their recipe in return for a lenient sentence. The recipe sometimes uses vinegar and goes under various names, including Four Thieves or just Thieves oil.
The blend consists of the following essential oils:
- Clove Bud Oil
- Cinnamon Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Rosemary Oil
- Lemon Oil
The story has been handed down through centuries, and regardless of the validity of the story, the fact is, this particular blend of essential oils has proven to be effective against mold, fungus and other bacteria in scientific studies. So is the legend true? Find out for yourself by picking up a bottle and trying it.