How to Use Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Young Living’s Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic blend composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing dead and dying victims of the plague.

Our one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary blend, contains powerful essential oils that defend and protect such as clove, rosemary, cinnamon bark, and Eucalyptus radiata.

Thieves has also been university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*

There are dozens of ways to use Thieves essential oil blend. Here are some of our own tips, as well as tips from our Facebook fans on how to use this amazing product.

Thieves Usage Tips from Young Living:

Put a few drops in a capsule and swallow with water to support your immune system*
Put a few drops in your dishwater or dishwasher to thoroughly clean dishes and eliminate odor
Diffuse for 15–30 minutes in your home or office to help eliminate airborne bacteria
Apply on the bottoms of feet for internal support*

Thieves Usage Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans:

“When traveling, I’ll spray a few puffs of Thieves Spray in front of the A/C unit, which allows Thieves to go through the filter and out. I also pull back the bed covers and spray the sheets. I also spray Thieves inside the pillow cases on both sides. In the public toilets, I’ll spray a few puffs over the toilet before sitting. I never travel without it.” —Pam J., Senior Star

“I use Thieves oil to freshen bed linens, pillows, and mattresses, clean the kitchen and bath, mop the floor, use it as an air freshener, flavor hot tea, use it as my deodorant, and use it to brush my teeth. The better question is: What can’t you use Thieves for?” —Kathy J., Star

“I am a flight attendant and use Thieves for travel. I moisten a cotton ball and stick it in the hotel vent. I spray down the room. I use it on the remote control. I clean the galley and serving trays with Thieves.” —Dorothy R., Star

“I tend to place a drop or two of Thieves in my trash can and laundry baskets for dirty clothes. I also enjoy just diffusing and breathing in the fresh air it exhibits.” —Danikah J., Distributor

“I put 8–10 drops of Thieves in a dark-colored glass spray bottle and filled it with water. I’ve labeled the bottle and keep it handy by my front entrance. I use it to take away the spring scented shoes and boots in my front porch closet. Ahhh! The best air freshener ever! Works GREAT! Thank you Young Living!”
—Robyn D., Distributor

“I love Thieves and use it for everything. I even spray Thieves on money! Everyone asks about the smell. It smells so good.” —Marion N., Distributor

“I wear Thieves as perfume when going somewhere public!” —Erika S., Distributor

“A drop of Thieves on a tissue and a quick rub completely removes stains from whiteboards for when you grab the wrong type of marker. Plus, it smells great!” —Jan B., Distributor

How do you use Thieves essential oil blend? Leave a comment and let us know!

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

Young Living Essential Oils Completes Successful Winter Harvest

Young Living, the world leader in essential oils, has successfully concluded its annual Winter Harvest in Northern Idaho. Dozens of distributors from around the world participated in the harvest, contributing more than 18,000 man hours of difficult but fulfilling labor. The harvest and subsequent distillation yielded a substantial amount of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil including over 200 gallons of pine and almost 300 gallons of blue spruce.

Under the direction of Young Living Founder, President, and CEO D. Gary Young and Cory Weaver, vice president of global farm operations, distributors and staff teamed together in the cold winter weather at the company’s St. Maries and Highland Flats farms to cut, chip, and distill precious essential oil from several varieties of trees. During the spring another staff of volunteers will gather to carefully replant seedlings to replace the harvested trees.

“Our company is very, very different from other companies in that it actually solicits its distributors to come and be a part of the process,” said Christina Campbell, a distributor from Illinois. “This is really great because we can see the trees being cut down, smell the blue spruce, and be a part of the distillation. When we’re told where our oils come from, we know it’s true because we can say we’ve been to the farms and have seen the distillation.”

Several distributors traveled thousands of miles to participate in the harvest. Rebeccah Steele, a distributor from the United Kingdom, said, “I have been looking forward to coming to the Winter Harvest for the last four years, and it’s been really exciting traveling over here and having some fabulous experiences.”

Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are extracted from aromatic plant sources and are highly concentrated and potent. They are used for improving wellness, aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

A few pictures from Young Living 2012 Winter Harvest:

Cutting the Trees

Gary demonstrates his skill with a chainsaw as he harvests trees at the Highland Flats farm.

Horses Pulling Trees

Horses Mark and Matt apply their incredible strength as they pull trees at the Highland Flats farm.

Gathering the Branches

Distributors gather pine tree branches at the Highland Flats farm.

Distilling Pine

A view of the enormous essential oil distillers at the St. Maries farm.

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Introducing Five Great New Young Living Products!

Young Living Convention was a success as usual incredible workshops, great networking opportunities, and these amazing new products. My favorite so far is Slique Weight Loss Tea. It is delicious and very energizing. I’ll have more information and some testimonies in an upcoming post.

Slique Tea
Slique Tea is a delicious, premium blend of Ecuadorian ocotea leaf, jade oolong tea leaves, Amazonian cacao, vanilla essential oil, and 100 percent pure, therapeutic-grade Arabian Omani frankincense powder.
Supports healthy weight management when combined with a healthful diet and exercise program.
Provides a natural energy boost
Is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols

How to use:
Steep in hot water for at least 3 minutes and drink before and after workouts, with meals, or any time you need a natural boost. Slique tea is naturally sweet—drink it as is or with a few drops of Blue Agave.
  25 bags per box Order Code #4560

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Essentialzymes-4 is a multi-spectrum enzyme complex specially formulated to break down the excessive fats and carbohydrates found in the modern diet. Essentialzymes-4 contains both animal- and plant-based enzymes and utilizes dual-release technology for improved enzyme absorption.
Releases at different stages within the digestive tract, so the body can more readily absorb key nutrients and amino acids
Improves critical energy uptake derived from food
Supports vital amino acids needed for healthy cells and organs
How to use:
Take 2 capsules 2 times daily with largest meals.
  30-day supply Order Code #4645

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Roller Fitments
Roller Fitments transform any of your favorite Young Living essential oils into an easy-to-use roll-on bottle. Roller Fitments are compatible with any Young Living 5-ml or 15-ml bottle.
  ten-pack Order Code #4568

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New and Improved! Alkalime
Alkalime has been formulated to balance the body’s pH level and regulate acid in the digestive system. The new formula is infused with lemon and lime essential oils and organic, whole lemon powder. lkaLime also features enhanced effervescence and biochemic cell salts for increased effectiveness.
Helps maintain proper pH balance
Supports overall health and vigor
Supports overall cellular health
How to use:
Add 1 level teaspoon to 4–6 ounces of distilled water, mix thoroughly, and drink immediately. Take 1-3 times daily, 1 hour before meals or retiring to bed as an aid in alkalizing.
  8 oz Order Code #3199

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15 ml Now Available Sacred Frankincense
Sacred Franckincense comes from the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree and is distilled at the Young Living distillery in Salalah, Oman. This essential oil is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level.
New, larger size enables you to experience this pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil at a bulk rate—40 percent savings!
  15 ml Order Code #3552 ,

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New Frankincense Paper

Even if you haven’t been with Young Living for long, you’ve probably already seen how passionate we are about frankincense essential oil.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Countless studies have demonstrated the amazing health benefits of this unique gift, but some still question which species offer the most therapeutic value.

We invite you to read our paper—Young Living Frankincense: An Ancient Gift Supported by Modern Science—that attempts to answer many of the questions regarding the most therapeutic frankincense species. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and post your comments on the blog.

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