We have been testing a blend dating back many years called Four Thieves. Its story dates back to the 17th century and centres around the Plague with a very interesting story. It is believed that during this tragic period, four thieves went from house to house and proceeded to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After a great run the thieves were captured and tried for their countless acts of robbery. Leniency was offered by the judge if the thieves shared how they were able to be around those afflicted long enough to rob them, but not be affected by the illness themselves. The secret was out!
To back up this theory, physicians were also seen trialling similar methods during this time period. This usually involved wearing masks that contained a combination of herbs, spices and essential oils, to keep them safe from the afflicted.
Four Thieves essential oil blend is a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Each of these essential oils have their own properties that help to fight germs and bacteria.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): Cinnamon bark, also high in antioxidants, is known for its ability to support the digestive system and improve circulation.
Clove (Eugenia caryophyllus): Cloves are rich in eugenol – commonly used by dentists for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties – and scores highest on the ORAC scale for antioxidant properties.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora): Eucalyptus has been reported to be an effective means to fight bacterial infections when used topically.
Lemon (Citrus limon): Lemon oil is another antioxidant that is able to also be used as a natural cleanser.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): An energizing essential oil – Rosemary can help in restoring mental alertness when experiencing feelings of intense fatigue and fight lung infections.
Four Thieves has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and immune-stimulating properties. This makes it excellent for cleaning, diffusing and other topical uses but to top it all off, Four Thieves also boasts an impressive aromatic scent.
Whilst this blend does not in anyway claim it will cure an illness it does go a long way to helping fight against nasty bugs and colds. There are many ways you can use it such as in a diffuser, oil burner or in the bath.