During the 15th century Europe was absolutely ravaged by the bubonic plague. As the plague claimed victim after victim, a band of thieves took to the streets. Fearlessly they pillaged and plundered the bodies of the dead, seemingly immune to the deathly infection that had claimed the lives of those they now robbed.
Daily they dodged being caught by the king’s men, until one day they finally lost their luck and were brought before the king. The legend goes that the king and his judges were shocked by the indifference towards contracting infection and the apparent immunity to it that this wily crew of bandits showed. So, they struck a deal: give us your secret and walk free.
The thieves divulged they had been using a witchy concoction that protected them from the sickness. This now legendary blend of the four thieves was rosemary, lemon, clove and cinnamon, with many accounts also claiming that a hefty dose of garlic was added as well. This they carried with them and wielded against one of the most damaging epidemics ever seen.
We are absolutely inspired by this amazing recipe of botanical protection- so naturally we had to find the recipe and make it our own. Based off the recipe found in the Royal English Archives, RainShadow Labs’ Legendary Blend of Thieves
is a combination of Rosemary, Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus essential oils (we figured you could save the garlic for protection against vampires).
Use this ancient and legendarily concoction against all kinds of bacteria, viruses and pathogens. Diffuse it throughout your home, mix it with vinegar for an instant disinfectant, breathe it in when you’re feeling sick (or like you’re about to be sick), spray it throughout your room and mist it over your furniture…its uses are endless and always protective
Let us break down the intelligence of this blend for you....micro and laser-like.
Clove: Immune enhancing, powerful antioxidant
Lemon Oil: Powerful antioxidant, natural solvent and cleanser, supports circulation
Cinnamon Bark: High in antioxidants, supports digestive system, relieves discomfort
Rosemary Oil: Naturally energizing, helps to restore mental alertness when experiencing mental fatigue
Eucalyptus Radiata: Highly antiviral, supports respiratory system, antibacterial
Preventing the spread of germs is always your first defense against infection. By washing your hands frequently and disinfecting the surfaces in your home you can help prevent the spread of harmful germs from person to person. Thief has powerful antiseptic properties.
Diffusing Thief Oil daily, rubbing it into your skin, and using it to disinfect around your home can help keep you and your family healthy.
Diffusing is a great way to get this healing oil blend into the respiratory system of household members. Inhaling diffused oils strengthens the immune and respiratory systems which are often the target of bacteria and viruses. Purifying the air adds a valuable level of protection and support in the health and wellness of your family. Many germs that travel through the air are linked to common ailments such as the cold and flu.
In addition to diffusing throughout the day, you can diffuse therapeutic grade essential oils in the bedroom at night during sleep. It is a wonderful way to support the respiratory and immune system if someone is fighting an infection.
Anointing with Essential Oils The Bible and other historical texts mention anointing loved ones with aromatic oils and spices for protection against illness and disease. This has been practiced by families for centuries.
Massage or Topical Application: This healing oil can be diluted and massaged into the skin to help protect against the germs that cause illness. It is also very beneficial in the care of illness. Two very effective areas to massage are the reflex areas or vita-flex points on the feet, for example the lungs, sinus, bronchials, ears, etc., and also along the spine where bacteria and viruses tend to hibernate.
Test for sensitivity. Cinnamon and clove oil are powerful oils and could cause a reaction in some people. Diluting this essential oil in vegetable or carrier oil before applying to the skin is recommended. The bottom of the feet is always the safest place to use and test oils, especially on children and those with known sensitivities or allergies. For your health and safety always test first!
Disinfect and Clean
Thieves oil diluted in water or vinegar is an amazing all purpose house cleaner. Kills germs and odors safely and naturally.
Thieves Essential Oil Uses