All About Thieves… Oil that is…

Each week, I will share information about a specific oil or product that I feel helps me to keep my space and lifestyle conducive to creativity, as stress-free as possible, and healthy. To create at my best, I need to be able to feel well, think clearly, and have an environment free of stress and overwhelming pressures. I do this through the use of essential oils and other hacks that have worked for our family.

Below you will find information provided by Young Living Education and Compliance about Thieves. This oil is one you will find diffusing in my house all winter long. I love the way it smells and, more than that, I love the atmosphere it creates. In addition to smelling great, I love the way Thieves enhances my outlook when I smell the cinnamon and clove. These two smells make me feel super festive and send my mind thinking about writing and artistic ideas for gifts. It feels like it awakens my senses and helps me create with a clear mind focused on expanding my thinking.

As a parent, this is also a great oil to diffuse on the mornings when folks are feeling a little sluggish and having trouble getting moving. I throw 4 – 6 drops of Coconut oil and 1 drop of Thieves onto the bottom of my daughter’s and my feet (heels), put on some cushy socks, and then turn up the music and watch as we step into our day ready to conquer anything that comes at us!

Not into reading? That’s okay – jump down to the video!




What is Thieves essential oil blend, why is it so powerful, and why was it chosen to be in all the Young Living cleaning products? The popular Thieves essential oil blend is a proprietary combination of Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Clove essential oils.

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing. 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.

Thieves essential oil blend has a warm, spicy scent. Diffuse it for a fresh, clean aroma around the house or apply it topically for its cleansing properties.

Thieves benefits:

  • Cleanses when applied topically
  • Neutralizes and purifies the air from strong odors when diffused
  • Freshens any atmosphere when diffused

Thieves usage:

  • Refresh musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda; combine well and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly.
  • Apply Thieves to the bottoms of your feet to refresh yourself after vigorous activity.
  • Diffuse it around the classroom or in your home for a fresh, clean fragrance and to neutralize the air from strong odors.
  • Add a few drops to your dishwater or dishwasher to eliminate odors and boost cleaning.

Young Living Thieves Vitality™ was specially formulated so that you and your family can enjoy the benefits of Thieves essential oil internally. The difference between Thieves Vitality and Thieves essential oil is simply the labeling and recommended usage. The essential oil in the Vitality product line is the same 100 percent pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil as the topical/aromatic counterpart; however, Thieves Vitality is labeled for dietary use and is the appropriate product to use when sharing dietary uses with others.

Thieves Vitality benefits:*

  • Supports overall wellness with just a few drops
  • Supports the immune system
  • Cleanses the digestive system
  • Possesses antioxidant properties

Thieves Vitality usage:

  • Add 1–2 drops of Thieves Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed as a dietary supplement.
  • Take Thieves Vitality in a capsule to support your immune system.*
  • Try mixing Thieves Vitality and Oregano Vitality for an extra winter kick!
  • Take a shot of NingXia Red® with a drop of Thieves Vitality for a quick, spicy boost to your daily NingXia Red shot.
  • Add Thieves Vitality to food to enhance the flavor of tea, oatmeal, granola, etc.
  • Add 1 drop of Thieves Vitality and 2 drops of Orange Vitality as a refreshing flavor to complement your favorite beverage.

Did you know?

  • Clove was one of the first spices to be traded and can be traced back as far as 1721 BC. It was one of the most precious spices of the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Eugenol, the main constituent of Clove essential oil, has been heavily researched for its beneficial properties.
  • Eucalyptus originates in Australia, and there are over 900 different species of eucalyptus.
  • Cinnamon spice has been used for centuries.
    The rosemary herb was known by ancient cultures as the herb of memory.


If you already use Thieves, what’s your favorite way to use it?


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


If you’d like to learn more about Young Living’s Thieves line of products and how they can help you to have a healthier home, read our series on ditching your current cleaning products for healthier options (ditch & switch) here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.



If you’re not into reading, check out this video from Young Living that talks about Thieves:



Finally, check out this great infographic developed by Young Living’s creative team that shows you how the Thieves line can work for you.

all about thieves




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