The story goes there were four thieves who robbed the dead of their valuables during the Plague of the 15th century without becoming infected themselves. As is the case, the authorities found this act naughty and the four thieves were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying.
Thieves Essential Oil
At the trial, in Marseilles, France, the magistrate offered them leniency if they would reveal how, in spite of their close contact with infected corpses, they managed to avoid contracting the dreaded bubonic plague. It was disclosed that these thieves were simple perfume and spice traders who had rubbed themselves with a concoction of essential oils including cinnamon, clove and rosemary.
The formula for the Young Living Essential Oil blend, Thieves, is derived from the aromatic herbs used by these thieves of 15th century France. This proprietary blend was university tested and found to be highly effective fortifying defenses.
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Thieves Oil is a proprietary blend of 100% organic, therapeutic grade, essential oils containing Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum), Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Lemon (Citrus limon), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol).
Clove is the highest-scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. Clove has an approximate ORAC of 10,786,875 (TE/L).*
Key Ingredients Profile
CLOVE (SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM): Clove oil is sourced from the tropical evergreen tree Syzygium aromaticum (sometimes Eugenia caryophyllata) of the family Myrtaceae. It's believed indigenous to the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, of Indonesia and has a strong aroma and is hot and pungent in taste. The key honcho ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves® blend, its principal constituent is eugenol, an element that is used in the dental industry for toothache and to numb gums.
Clove essential oil contains the most antioxidants of any measured essential oil and is nature's richest source of eugenol. Clove oil is the primary ingredient in Thieves essential oil blend and offers a range of benefits including antimicrobial action,anti-inflammatory properties, and antioxidant activity, all helping to support the immune system.
Clove has an approximate ORAC of 10,786,875 (TE/L)*
CINNAMON BARK (CINNAMOMUM VERUM: Cinnamon oil is renowned for attracting wealth and was once more valuable than gold. In Egypt it was sought for embalming and in medieval Europe for religious rites and for flavouring food.
Cinnamon Bark has an approximate ORAC of 103,448 (TE/L).*
EUCALYPTUS (RADIATA): Eucalyptus radiata is an aromatic oil used in medical applications as its active ingredient is used in expectorants and inhalants. Lighter in smell than Eucalyptus globulus, it nevertheless has many of the same properties. Because it is relatively gentle and non-irritating, it is the preferred choice for children. This variety is one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils and is suitable for topical use, diffusing and even direct inhalation.
ROSEMARY (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS CT 1,8 CINEOL): Rosemary has a fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal aroma. An energizing oil, it may be beneficial for helping to revive alertness. It is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products.
Rosemary has an approximate ORAC of 3,309 (TE/L).*
LEMON (CITRUS LIMON): Lemon has a strong, clean, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin's appearance.
Lemon has an approximate ORAC of 6,619 (TE/L).*
Caution: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
* The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit, ORAC value, or "ORAC score" is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. It was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. While the exact relationship between the ORAC value of a food and its health benefit has not been established, it is believed that foods higher on the ORAC scale will more effectively neutralise free radicals. According to the free-radical theory of aging, this will slow the oxidative processes and free radical damage that can contribute to age-related degeneration and disease.
What our customers are saying ...
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We've used the Thieves for 2 times already. My boy had a sore throat so i put one drop of the Thieves oil on his tongue, no more sore throat more ...
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