History of Thieves

 History of Thieves

smthYoung Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves from the Black Plague with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s proprietary Thieves essential oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense. Thieves has been university tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria.

Utilizing the power and protection of Thieves essential oil blend, Young Living created an extensive line of plant-based household products. From toothpaste and mouthwash to cleaning products and hand soaps, the Thieves product line provides safe, effective alternatives for use in the home.

Thieves essential oil blend

The oil blend that comprises Thieves is known for enhancing complete health and total well-being. Each of the oils selected makes Thieves one of Young Living’s most effective and favorite products.

CLOVE oil, nature’s richest source of eugenol, is the highest-scoring single ingredient tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale.Clove is also known for its immune-enhancing properties.

With 68 percent d-limonene, LEMON oil is a powerful antioxidant known for its ability to act as a natural solvent and cleanser.

High in antioxidants, CINNAMON BARK promotes healthy cardiovascular and immune function, acts as an antiseptic, and supports the digestive system.

As one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils, EUCALYPTUS RADIATA has many health-promoting properties. This powerful essential oil contains eucalyptol as one of its major elements, which in laboratory tests has been reported as being effective against bacteria.

ROSEMARY oil is naturally energizing and may be beneficial for helping restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.

Terrific Tips

Try these simple suggestions to incorporate Thieves into your home for extra protection.

  • Add 2-3 drops to a cloth to remove stubborn permanent marker stains
  • Dilute with carrier oil and apply to itchy skin to relieve irritation
  • Apply 1-2 drops to a cloth and wipe over any surfaces that need sanitizing
  • Add 10-15 drops to your diffuser to protect your family and home against airborne bacteria and mold spores
  • Add 1-2 drops to a spoonful of honey or cup of hot tea to soothe a sore throat


purple-diffuserThieves essential oil blend with Young Living’s patented diffusing system creates a safe and simple means of filling your home with therapeutic benefits. Many forms of bacteria and molds pores linked to common ailments can travel through the air. Diffusing Thieves adds an extra layer of protection by purifying the air while adding an uplifting scent to your home. Young Living’s Home Diffuser, with its rose-inspired design, combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere. Its ultrasonic technology breaks any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of micro-particles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Custom designed with ambient light control, and alternating 30-second on/off and continuous run settings, Young Living’s Home Diffuser can transform any space into a spa-like atmosphere.