Thieves Oil Recipe

You can learn how to make thieves oil blend using our thieves oil recipe.

These are the essential oils that you need to purchase in order to make your own Thieves oil blend at home:

  • Clove Bud Oil (Syzygium aromaticum)
  • Cinnamon Bark Oil (Cinnamomum verum)
  • Lemon Oil (Citrus limon)
  • Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
  • Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Consider buying the larger 4 ounce bottles of the first three types, as you will need much more of these compared to the others, especially Clove Bud Oil. It is also more economical to buy these more expensive oils in larger sizes.

Do take note of the botanical names, as there are actually several types of each oil available, you need to make sure you get the right ones. For example, Eucalyptus globulus is the more widely available eucalyptus oil, it is also cheaper and less potent than Eucalyptus radiata. Make sure you get Eucalyptus radiata.

Also, Cinnamon cassia is the more widely available cinnamon essential oil, it is made from cinnamon leaf. It is also cheaper. Note that the essential oil made from the bark and leaf have different botanical names. You want the cinnamon oil that is made from the bark.

Lastly, clove oil is widely available as a toothache remedy, but that type is almost always the variety called Eugenia caryophyllata. The variety of Clove bud oil you want is called Syzygium aromaticum.

Supplies You Need

You will need to make sure you have a dropper or that the essential oils you purchase come with a lid that has a dropper feature. Most small sizes do, but if you purchase the 4 ounce bottles, as I recommend, a dropper feature will not be included. You will need your own dropper or will need to buy the dropper lids separately.

You will also need a 1 ounce bottle to place all the drops in, a good aromatherapy or natural health store should have a selection. Make sure it is a dark amber or blue color and made of glass, with a tight fitting lid.

Thieves Oil Recipe

Use the dropper to combine the following amounts of essential oils:

  • 200 drops of Clove Oil (Syzgium aromaticum)
  • 175 drops of Lemon Oil (Citrus Limon)
  • 100 drops of Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
  • 75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
  • 50 drops of Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Then roll the bottle for a few seconds on your leg or between your hands to mix gently but thoroughly. You now have a bottle of homemade Thieves oil blend!

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