Why Thieves and How will it benefit my family?

Why Thieves and how will this benefit your family in the Long run.

Let’s begin with the brief history of Thieves and how the thieves essential oil came about. The history and healing of Thieves essential oil is rather an interesting tale!

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While there are a few versions of the story they all center around one event, which is the Bubonic Plague. It is said that, during that time, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not be affected by the illness. It’s interesting to note here that, during this time of the plague striking Europe, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason for doing this is that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs and spices that the physicians would breathe in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness. Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory.

THE HEALING POWER OF the herbs & spices

How did the thieves stay healthy and what were the herbs and spices used in the masks of the physicians? During the 15th century plague the thieves used these ingredients :

Cloves, Rosemary and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing the victims. Thieves essential oil was then created from the research about the four thieves. Thieves is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University, Ogden Utah and it was found to have a 99.96 percent rate against airborne bacteria.

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So what we do know, through extensive use and trial with the Thieves essential oil blend from Young Living is that a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary have been found to be strong enough to reduce bacterial cultures by 99.96%! This blend was created after years of research results indicated that most viruses, fungi, and bacteria cannot live in the presence of some essential oils.

While I’ve seen the use of Thieves in room sprays (by combining distilled water with 15 drops of the oil) or by rubbing a few drops of the oil on the soles of the feet, there is an entire line of products which highlight the blend. Other way to attain the amazing benefits of Thieves is to add the blend to a diffuser, use the lozenges, or even add one drop of the Thieves Vitality Oil to a glass of water to drink.

The legend behind the oil is as unique as the ability it has to support your immune system. Though it is a small bottle of oil, the power of Thieves is worth every cent for all season. If you use an anti-bacterial soap in your kitchen or bathroom year-round, why not consider making it Thieves Foaming Hand Soap without all the harsh chemicals? Young Living also created Thieves toothpaste and even a household cleaner containing the powerful blend!  I’ve seen testimonies on the benefits of Thieves myself and have used the product to help support my immune system and stay strong while others around me experienced discomfort. 

Component of Thieves oils: –
Cloves 

Benefits of clove can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal,antiseptic,antiviral,aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. Excellent support for stress as well as pain.

  • Boosts immunity
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Stimulates blood circulation               .  
  • Supports in detoxification
  • Supports upper respiratory system
  • Clove supports mouth health
  • Relaxes the smooth lining of the GI track
  • Helps provide an annoyance free outdoor experience
Lemon

This power fruit contains these following benefits:

  • high in vitamin c 128%
  • Vitamin b6 5%
  • Contains Thiamin 3%
  • Good source of nutrients ( dietary fiber 19%, carbohydrate 4%, Protein 2%)
  • Aids digestion
  • Supports kidney function
  • Improves skin quality
  • Cleans stains
  • Cuts through oil
Cinnamon

Loaded with powerful antioxidant such as polyphenols 3,4 & 5 outranking garlic and oregano.

  • Supports tissue repair
  • Supports healthy heart function
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Encourages healthy nerve function
EUCALYPtus Radiata

Common Primary uses : respiratory support, purifies the environment, provides annoyance free outdoor experience. 

Rosemary

is a fragrant native herb to the Mediterranean . It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Encourages mental acumen and memory function
  • Great source of anti-oxidants
  • Encourages calmness in times of stress
  • Supports the adrenals

Now with all the individual benefits in Thieves uncovered imagine that there is a great and abundant benefit to the entire family with the use of Thieves.

We will be hosting a Thieves Workhshop in June. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter (below) and we would love to update you with details of this event.

Chemical Cleaners – The Effects

To get straight to the point the main concern with toxic cleaning products is the toxic that lingers in the air after you have used them. The hazard symbol on that container of bleach warns consumers about the acute health hazards associated with a single or short-term exposure to chemicals in the product.

Unfortunately there is no concrete requirement for manufacturers to warn consumers about the harmful effects due to long-term exposure of the toxic ingredients used in these household cleaning products. We are all exposed to cleaning products and their low level residues.

Inhalation

I cringe when I think back to how my children used to crawl on everywhere and place their fingers in their mouths or dropping food on the kitchen floor and picking it to put it into their mouths. In my mind I didn’t mind it because I thought my floor was mopped daily and was clean. Personally I am glad that I expelled Clorox Bleach from my home for a while before my children were born. Thinking about the toxic smell that is has is enough to give me a migraine.

When we used these products to clean our home. The toxic fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. David Suzuki Foundation mentions: ~ Researches in the U.S. identified 133 unique volatile organic compounds (VOCs) entitled from a small sample of consumer products, including six cleaning products. Each product tested emitted between one and eight chemicals classifies as toxic or hazardous under the U.S. federal laws.

Through the skin

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We all know that our skin is the largest organ of our body, including the fact that it is porous it will absorb whatever you put on it. It’s a no brainer, chemicals in cleaning products can enter the our bodies through the skin. We all know it, if you are constantly cleaning the house like me, you really have to stop and think about how much of these chemicals we are exposing ourselves to on a daily basis. The days adds up along with the amount our body is absorbing.

It is important to read labels and get educated with all the standard long term cancer causing ingredients. Eyes on this space, we will be doing a post about this soon (edited: Done).

The Environment

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When cleaning products are getting washed down to drains and our sinks, we are really causing a serious impact on our ecosystem. I’m guilty of this too for a long time, but fortunately the more informed I became the more guilty I felt every time I poured laundry liquid into my detergent compartment of my washing machine.

What if I told you that the way we have been looking at household cleaners all these years was purely a product of very good advertising. When right under our noses we had basic natural alternatives to cleaning all along that cleans just as well. Young Living have derived an easy plant based natural cleaning solution that actually eliminates the use of 7 various different cleaners all rounded up to one simple Thieves Household Cleaning formula.

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This Sunday, 7th May 2017 we will be rallying a Toxic Free Home workshop. In this workshop you will learn how easy it is to switch-up to toxic-free, affordable, plant-based home care products infused with Young Living Essential Oils. Click here to visit our EventBrite page for further details. We will be conducting other rallies to discuss toxic free living, be sure to sign-up to our Oily News Letter below for updates.