Thieves® essential oil has an interesting history. Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. It was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying during a terrible outbreak of the bubonic plague. They rubbed the formula all over their bodies, thereby protecting themselves from the deadly outbreak. The rest is history.
Today, Thieves® is mainly used as a household disinfectant. It can be used in the wash to disinfect clothing, in hand soap and in general cleaning solutions for countertops and other places germs and bacteria lie.
Thieves® can also be put into a capsule and taken orally to improve immune function and protect against colds and flu.