Young Living’s Guide to Using Thieves® Essential Oil

0 19/04/2022 - All Posts, Cleaning, ESSENTIAL OILS

Specially crafted using plant-based and pure ingredients, Young Living’s exceptional Thieves® essential oil is well regarded across the globe for its incredible versatility. Inspired by the legend of four 15th century French thieves, Thieves is a powerful combination of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils, and offers a warm and spicy scent that can be enjoyed in every room of your home. In this blog, we’ll be answering some of your top questions on Thieves, both on the history and formulation of the oil itself, and on the ways in which our range of Thieves-infused products can be used!

What is the story behind Thieves essential oil?

Young Living’s proprietary Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing from both the living and the dead. When they were eventually arrested, the French authorities recognised that there was such value in this mixture that the thieves received a more merciful punishment on the condition that they revealed the ingredients in their secret formula. And so, a modern-day must-have was created from a legendary fable.

Thieves® essential oil

What is Thieves essential oil and how can it be used?

Featuring a powerful combination of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils, Thieves is a warm and spicy-scented essential oil blend. Not only can it be purchased as a stand-alone essential oil, but it is a key ingredient in many of Young Living’s home cleaning and personal care products, all of which replace harsh chemical smells with naturally derived and plant-based ingredients for a superior cleaning power. When using Thieves essential oil alone, it can be applied to your pulse points or neckline for a spicy aroma, and when opting for one of our Thieves-infused cleaning products, you’re sure to find handy uses in every room of your home.

Do Young Living offer a Thieves+® essential oil?

In addition to Young Living’s many Thieves products, we also offer a Thieves®+ culinary oil, which can be added to your favourite dishes for an extra flavour sensation. Distinct, powerful, and spicy, we suggest adding Thieves®+ to your spice rack and combining it with a daily NingXia Red® shot for a delicious beverage that packs a punch of goodness.

Thieves+® essential oil, NingXia Red® and a bag of lemons

How can Thieves essential oil be used for cleaning?

The freshening power of Thieves is welcome in every room of the house thanks to our range of Thieves-infused cleaning products. Our Thieves cleaning products are made exclusively with naturally derived ingredients, so you can feel good knowing that you’re achieving an effective clean without introducing harsh chemicals into your home. Some of our favourite ways to use Thieves products for household cleaning include mixing Thieves® Household Cleaner with water in a spray bottle to create a fast-acting all-purpose surface or using Thieves® Laundry Soap to leave your clothing with a sweet, fresh, and slightly citrusy scent.

Our Thieves cleaning range also offers personal hygiene and dental products, which offer the power of Thieves without using harsh cleansers or artificial fragrances. From our Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste, which can be used day and night to support maintaining healthy gums and strong teeth to our Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap, which cleanses and conditions the skin without over-drying, our Thieves range promises endless uses, all with the beloved scent of our popular Thieves blend.

Thieves® Household Cleaner, Thieves® Laundry Soap, Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste and Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap

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