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THIEVES ESSENTIAL OIL

How did Thieves get it’s name?:

Let’s go back in time to the Middle Ages when the dreaded BLACK PLAGUE was killing citizens of all ages and ranks in Europe.

The field of medicine stood helpless with no cure and no prevention! The only recourse was for people to stay as far away from plague victims as they could!

YET, in the midst of all this death, there was a band of fearless bandits (thieves, if you will), that ran around robbing the plague victims & their graves of all their jewelry and valuables. unbelievably, the thieves never caught the highly contagious disease!!

How did they do it? What did they do that protected them from the death surrounding them?

One day, as fate would have it, these brazen thieves were caught! They faced some pretty harsh sentences for their crimes! BUT…the public demanded to know their secret!

If they were hung, they would go to their graves without anyone ever finding out how they stayed healthy in the midst of all that death! Thus, the judge struck a deal with these thieves!

Would they reveal the secret that protected them from the PLAGUE in exchange for a lighter sentence??

Guess what! They took the deal!

Now, it turns out that these were no run-of-the-mill thieves, NO! They were spice traders and perfumers.

Their knowledge of essential oils and spices taught them the exact oils, spices and herbs to apply on their bodies to protect them from the plague!

Luckily for us, their recipe was recorded in the court records, but as you can imagine, finding those records from the 15th century was not an easy task!

Finally, after an exhaustive search by D. Gary Young of Young Living Essential Oils, those records were unearthed, and the contents revealed to modern times!

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was based on this long lost recipe, and named in honor of those infamous thieves who first used it so long ago!

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What is Thieves essential oil?:

The popular and powerful Thieves essential oil blend is a combination of Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Clove essential oils. Thieves essential oil blend has a warm, spicy scent.

Thieves benefits:

Cleansing when applied topically
Neutralizes and purifies the air from strong odors when diffused
Freshens any atmosphere and kills germs when diffused
Supports the immune system

How do you use Thieves?:

Refresh musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda; combine well and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly.
Apply Thieves to the bottoms of your feet to refresh yourself after vigorous activity, to support your immune system and to support over all wellness.
Diffuse it around the classroom or in your home for a fresh, clean fragrance and to neutralize the air from strong odors.
Add a few drops to your dishwater or dishwasher to eliminate odors and boost cleaning.

Young Living Thieves Vitality:

The vitality line was specially formulated so that you and your family can enjoy the benefits of Thieves essential oil internally. The difference between Thieves Vitality and Thieves essential oil is simply the labeling and recommended usage. The essential oil in the Vitality product line is the same 100 percent pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil as the topical/aromatic counterpart; however, Thieves Vitality is labeled for dietary use. Bottom line – Same oil, different labels. FDA says there has to be a separate label if it can ingested.

Thieves Vitality benefits:

Supports overall wellness
Supports the immune system
Cleanses the digestive system
Possesses antioxidant properties

How do you use Thieves Vitality?:

Add 1–2 drops of Thieves Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed as a dietary supplement.
Take Thieves Vitality in a capsule to support your immune system.
Try mixing Thieves Vitality and Oregano Vitality for an extra winter kick!
Take a shot of NingXia Red with a drop of Thieves Vitality for a quick, spicy boost to your daily NingXia Red shot.
Add Thieves Vitality to food to enhance the flavor of tea, oatmeal, granola, etc.
Add 1 drop of Thieves Vitality and 2 drops of Orange Vitality as a refreshing flavor to complement your favorite beverage.

Did you know?:

Clove was one of the first spices to be traded and can be traced back as far as 1721 BC. It was one of the most precious spices of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Eugenol, the main constituent of Clove essential oil, has been heavily researched for its beneficial properties.
Eucalyptus originates in Australia, and there are over 900 different species of eucalyptus.
Cinnamon spice has been used for centuries.
The rosemary herb was known by ancient cultures as the herb of memory.

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