In the early 1990s Gary Young researched essential oils and recreated a formula he had actually been researching. According to Gary there are actually 17 varying version of the “Story of Thieves” and all contains an unique amount of different oils. This interested Gary to probe essential oils in order to create the perfect Thieves Oil combination when it comes to daily use.
He explored the qualities of the various oils in the numerous components lists he identified. His analysis lead to a proprietary oil combination called Young Living Thieves Essential Oil.
His research additionally lead him to the classical story of the “Thieves” this blend is named after. In fact spice dealers and merchants, the “Thieves” lived in the 15th century and traded the likes of cinnamon and cloves from India all around Europe. When the bubonic plague hit, international shipping along with trade ceased. The spice traders needed to find a means to sustain themselves.
Dead bodies pretty much everywhere, the Thieves opted to loot the plague-ridden bodies to sell off the discovered clothes, boots, jewelry, pots, pans– anything they could get their hands on to trade for food and also money. They knew about spices and their therapeutic characteristics and believed they wouldn’t get sick from the dead bodies if they applied their expertise of spices, vinegars, and oils.
Because their repossession process was profitable the King discovered out. He wanted to know their secret– why were they not becoming ill? Four of the Thieves were captured and carried before the King. He gave them an option: Share the formula or be burned at the stake.
They shared the oil combination secret and the rest is history. The King spread word all around town and spread the “medicine” as well. A few recipes have stuck around, thus you can easily produce your very own Thieves Oil blend, or buy a premixed blend wherever you buy your essential oils.
Here are the recipes:
Thieves Oil Blend #1
40 drops of Clove Essential Oil
35 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
20 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #2
200 drops of Clove Oil
175 drops of Lemon Oil
100 drops of Cinnamon Bark
75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
50 drops of Rosemary Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #3
1 tbs. Clove Essential Oil
1 tbs. Lemon Essential Oil
2 ½ tsp. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
2 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 tsp. Rosemary Essential Oil
Thieves Oil Blend #4
2 tsp Clove Oil
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Oil
1 tsp Cinnamon Bark Oil
3/4 tsp Eucalyptus Oil
1/2 tsp Rosemary Oil
Store these blends in a dark bottle, in a cool place out of the sun. You can diffuse the oil, use it topically, clean household items with it, or ingest it to aid digestion and support your immune system.