Thieves oil is a staple in every essential oils home kit. While you can purchase a pre-blended version, it is really easy to create a DIY version once you have established your essential oil collection.

In this modern world, we are so inundated with sights and sounds that we forget how important our olfactory sense (smell) is to our experiences. I have kept essential oils in my cupboard for years. Even before I started making my own cosmetics and cleaning supplies, I used grapefruit in the bath, lavender on my pillow and tea tree oil on blemishes.

Over the years I added to my collection and now I have a large collection. But it is easy to start small with well-known essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus. When I started making cleaning supplies I knew I wanted something that had powerful antibacterial property but smelled great too.

In my search I came across thieves oil. What is the story behind the name? Apparently, during the plague certain spice traders whose trade business dried up, figured out how to protect themselves from the disease by using this concoction so that while people were fleeing, they could stay behind in infected areas and collect valuables to sell.

While the recipes and claims are many and varied I decided to try a blend when I had a mold issue due to a leaky faucet. The spray I created eliminated the mold spores (I actually had a mold remediation team come in to test) in no time. I was sold.

I now use a few drops of this DIY thieves oil blend in my daily shower spray, as a disinfectant spray, air freshener and to keep my air filters clean. I have even used it in my homemade toothpaste.

thieves oil blend

DIY Thieves Oil

In a dark glass bottle add the following essential oils:

1 T Clove Essential Oilir?source=bk&t=ntmphoenix 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=a6ec0378b25265db75aac1fe3cd7dca3& cb=1441403571251

1 T Lemon Essential Oilir?source=bk&t=ntmphoenix 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=0273eb3ee1eef3857d949583d0ffe567& cb=1441403404418

2 t Cinnamon Bark Essential Oilir?source=bk&t=ntmphoenix 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ff10e7dd8a8d447933cda5295d2aa4c8& cb=1441403415768

2 t Eucalyptus Essential Oilir?source=bk&t=ntmphoenix 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=02c0f7ab36f7443b3e7f230c7a0ff97f& cb=1441403428404

2 t Rosemary Essential Oilir?source=bk&t=ntmphoenix 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=5833e5f4658d220a1f060c607dc4bacd& cb=1441403439518

Close top and shake until blended. Shake bottle to blend before each use. Yield 2 fl oz.

Note: Be careful when using this blend, a number of the oils are strong skin irritants when undiluted.

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