Thieves Oil

There were 4 thieves living in 15th century France, who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. They were perfumers by day and robbers by night, and made a concoction of herbs and essential oils in a base of vinegar and then would douse their body with this before they went out on their plundering sprees, and history records that the perfumers seemed to have an immunity against the plague.

They had a pretty good track record of stealing riches until the King found out and captured them, forcing them to give up their secret weapon against the plague. The herbal ingredients were wormwood, meadowsweet, juniper berries, rosemary, camphor, sage, cinnamon and cloves in a base of white wine vinegar. The essential oils contained within this formula have been noted for anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-catarrhyal properties while stimulating the immune system, circulation and the respiratory system. According to research at Weber State University, Thieves Oil was found to have a 99% kill rate against airborne bacteria when diffused.

Here is another recipe for Thieves Oil;

Equal amounts of eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, clove and lemon. Mix with base of olive oil. Put a tablespoon of each in a 2 oz. bottle and then fill the rest with olive oil. You can make a larger batch in a quart jar following the same proportion method.

You can apply it to the bottom of you feet to prevent cold and flu (and plague), or you may dilute it with massage oil and rub it under your arms, on your chest, and at the base of your neck. You can also diffuse the aroma into your work or living environment, for about ½ hour at a time. This oil, or variations of it, are also suggested for raindrop therapies.

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