Digging Deeper: Thieves Essential Oil

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Who’s ready to dig deeper into Thieves Essential Oil?

First, the basics and the obligatory disclaimer.

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Thieves Oil Blend

In France during the 15th century, thieves would sneak into graveyards to rob from the dead and dying. Legend says they protected themselves by creating a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals. Today Thieves essential oil blend is inspired by those tales of old.

French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula.

Also available in Vitality




From the bottle: vibrant, spicy cinnamon aroma

Includes the naturally occurring constituents trans cinnamaldehyde (Cinnamon Bark), limonene (Lemon), and eucalyptol (Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary)
Cleansing when applied topicallyNeutralizes and purifies the air from strong odors when diffused

Freshens any atmosphere when diffused
Immune system support

Cleansing to the digestive system

Antioxidant properties

General wellness support

This is a most amazing blend of highly antiviral, anti-septic, antibacterial, and anti-infectious essential oils.

Studies conducted at Weber State University (Ogden, UT) during 1997 demonstrated the killing power of these amazing oils against airborne microorganisms. The analysis showed that after 10 minutes of Thieves diffusion in the air, there was an 82 percent reduction in the gram positive Micrococcus luteus organism bioaerosol, a 96 percent reduction in gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa organism bioaerosol, and a 44 percent reduction in S. aureus bioaerosal (Chao SC, et al., 1998)

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Thieves is certainly one of our favorite blends, and one that we keep with us at all times. But let’s take a look at the individual oils that make up this blend to really understand why it is so next level phenomenal.

Clove flower bud oil (Syzygium aromaticum)

Clove has a spicy, warm scent that’s instantly familiar because of its connection to fall and winter holidays.

Also available in Vitality.

Clove Vitality essential oil is the concentrated distillation of the same distinct, spicy cloves that have been used in kitchens for thousands of years.

To produce Clove essential oil, the flower bud and plant stem are steam distilled, and the rich, strong oil that results from this process contains eugenol.

Combine with carrier oil and rub onto your neck and back for a rejuvenating massage and uplifting aroma.Diffuse in your home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.Promotes a healthy immune response

Substitute for the ground spice in recipes

The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16th century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the islands. Many of the islanders died from the epidemics that followed.

Clove was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Healers in China and India have used clove buds since ancient times as part of their treatments.

Eugenol, clove’s principal constituent, was used in the dental industry for years to numb gums.

Medical Properties: Antiaging, antitumoral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic/anesthetic, antioxidant, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach protectant (ulcers), antiparasitic (worms), anticonvulsant, bone preserving.

Fragrant Influence: A mental stimulant; encourages sleep, stimulates dreams, and creates a sense of protection and courage.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from Argentina and South Africa.

Also available in Vitality.

Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of freshly picked fruit.

From the bottle: Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma

Includes the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene
TopicalAromaticDietaryKey Constituents
Add Lemon to skin care products to possibly help reduce the appearance of aging.

Use it to help remove adhesives.
Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.

Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.

Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.
Provides an invigorating citrus flavor

Has antioxidant properties

Supports the immune system

Provides circulatory support

Contains cleansing properties





Medical Properties: Antitumoral, antiseptic, improves microcirculation, immune stimulant (may increase white blood cells), improves memory, relaxation: rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth

Fragrant Influence: It promotes clarity of thought and purpose with a fragrance that is invigorating, enhancing, and warming.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Cinnamon bark oil (Cinnamomun zeylanicum)

There’s no doubt that Cinnamon Bark is a favorite during the winter season, as its sweet and spicy scent evokes memories of the holidays.

Also available in Vitality.

(Cinnamomum verum)

Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil has a warm, spicy flavor that complements a variety of classic culinary treats and drinks.

Cinnamon bark originates from the Lauraceae botanical family, and the oil is carefully distilled from the bark of a small evergreen tree that is native to Sri Lanka. The Cinnamomum verum tree can grow up to 30 feet tall and is recognizable for its thick, leathery leaves with pointy tips. Among the leaves, you can find inconspicuous yellow flowers and small, black, fleshy berries.

Cinnamon Bark essential oil’s warm and comforting aroma exudes a familiar scent from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde.


From the bottle: Spicy, warm, and sweet


  • Helps support a healthy digestive system
  • Helps support a healthy immune system
  • Has antioxidant properties
  • Helps maintain a healthy lifestyle regimen
  • Provides a spicy addition to a variety of foods and drinks
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde
  • Substitute in any recipe that calls for ground cinnamon

Listed in Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica (AD 78), Europe’s first authoritative guide to medicines, which became the standard reference work for herbal treatments for over 1,700 years.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory (COX-2 inhibitor), powerfully antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anticoagulant, circulatory stimulant, stomach protectant (ulcers), antiparasitic (worms)

Fragrant Influence: Thought to attract wealth

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Eucalyptus leaf oil (Eucalyptus radiata)

Most Young Living Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil comes from Australia and South Africa.

There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus in the world—Eucalyptus Radiata, sometimes known as narrow-leaved peppermint—is only one of them. The Eucalyptus radiata tree comes from Australia, where eucalyptus makes up more than 75 percent of the continent’s vegetation. Eucalyptus Radiata oil contains the naturally occurring constituent eucalyptol, which provides much of its signature scent.


From the bottle: Fresh, subtle, woodsy aroma


TopicalAromaticKey Constituents
It can be used topically on the chest or back in the evening for a soothing yet invigorating aromatic experience.Refreshing, clean aroma

Energizing scent

Creates a stimulating and rejuvenating environment






This eucalyptus species has been treasured in folk medicine. A 2011 study conducted at Heidelberg University found the Eucalyptus radiata has the second highest abundance of 1,8 cineole (Eucalyptol) after E. globulus.

Medical Properties: Antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, anti-inflammatory

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Rosemary leaf oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

It is known for its immune-supporting and mentally-clarifying properties.

Also available in Vitality.

Rosemary is a flavorful herb that’s celebrated for its role in the culinary world, especially in Italian dishes. Rosemary Vitality essential oil lends a uniquely herbaceous taste to every dish it’s featured in, making it perfect for many savory recipes.

Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from a perennial shrub with needle-like leaves that can remain evergreen in warmer climates. The botanical, which is part of the mint family, is native to Mediterranean regions and has blue or purple flowers that give it an understated beauty. 

Rosemary is an essential ingredient in the legendary “Thieves Vinegar” and the modern interpretation, Thieves essential oil.

As a dietary supplement, Rosemary Vitality is loved for its naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol and alpha-pinene, which can help maintain overall wellness.

It was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compliation of early german medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Until recently, French hospitals used rosemary to disinfect the air.

Medical Properties: Liver-protecting, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antifungalm antibacterial, anticancer, antidepressant, hypertension moderator (high blood pressure), enhances mental clarity/concentration

Fragrant Influence: Helps overcome mental fatigue and improves mental clarity and focus. University of Miami scientists found that inhaling rosemary boosted alertness, eased anxiety, and amplified analytic and mental ability.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Thank you for digging deeper into Thieves Essential Oil with me.

We use many Thieves infused products in our home. We diffuse Thieves essential oil into the air. We roll Thieves essential oil onto our skin. We brush our teeth with Thieves infused toothpaste. We rinse our mouths with Thieves infused mouth wash. We wash our hands with Thieves infused foaming soap. We clean our produce with Thieves fruit and veggie wash. We clean our home top to bottom with Thieves household cleaner.

The list could actually keep going. That’s how much our family loves and trusts the Thieves essential oil line to keep us healthy. Right now you can learn about the entire Thieves line in our Thieves 101 Class.

If you are not already a member of the Witchy Gypsy Oil Tribe you can become a member by purchasing a Thieves Premium Starter Kit. In addition to all of the great product included in that kit, you’ll also be eligible for all of the benefits of membership.

What is included with membership in the Witchy Gypsy Oil Tribe?
Wholesale Pricing
Eligible for Essential Rewards (monthly wellness box)
Eligible for Monthly Promos
Online 24/7 Membership Group
Essential Oils 101 Class Material
Monthly Feature Classes
Monthly Membership Newsletter
Ongoing Education Under Some of the Top Minds in Essential Oils
Unlimited Chat and Email Support

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