About Thieves Oil Blend

Gary Young created this essential oil blend after doing research at the British Museum Library and reading various articles and stories written about a group of men who during the plague of Europe were going amongst the dying and dead people looting their homes and robbing the bodies.  The king issued a proclamation to have these men arrested. Of course,  most of the constables did not want to be involved in their capture because they were afraid that they would be contaminated with the plague since these thieves were in the homes of the dead and with the dying people. The king felt that if he could capture these men he might find the secret to their strong immune system that prevented them from contracting the plague.  As they were captured the king discovered that these men were perfumers and spice traders and their secret was very simple; they massaged their bodies daily with herbs and oils, mainly of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, rosemary... Dr Young took this knowledge and made an essential oil blend and called it, “Thieves™, ” to help protect our bodies from viruses, and plagues, and other diseases.  It is a very powerful antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-infectious formula.




CLOVEis one of the most antimicrobial and antiseptic of all essential oils.  It is antifungal, antiviral, and anti-infectious.  It protects against liver damage.  Clove and its primary phenol, eugenol, kills:  60 different species of gram negative and gram positive bacteria, 13 different fungi (including candida, yeast overgrowth), 2 different viruses—Herpes Simplex 1 and II.  The ability of this oil to decrease the viscosity (thickness) of the blood can also enhance circulation and immune function.  Additionally, this essential oil in small concentrations, completely annihilates toxic mold and aflatoxins (toxic metabolites produced by certain fungi in or on foods and feeds).  They are probably the best known and most intensively researched mycotoxins in the world.  Aflatoxins have been associated with various diseases in livestock, domestic animals and humans throughout the world.


Biofilms are formed around the cell wall due to toxins and petrochemicals. Biofilms behave similar to cancer. They encapsulate the cell and prevent anything from entering the cell.  Clove is able to penetrate the cell biofilm and enter the cell.


[The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16th century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the islands.  Many of the islanders died from the epidemics that followed.]


[Note:  Clove is a blood thinner and can cause bruising if used in high doses.  Caution to people on blood thinners.]


LEMONhas antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that amplify immunity.  It promotes circulation, leukocyte formation, and lymphatic function.  According to Jean Valnet, M.D., the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria.


CINNAMONis one of the most powerful antiseptics known.  It is strongly antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Cinnamon, clove, and thyme possesses significant inhibitory affects against 23 different genera of bacteria.—International Journal of Food Microbiology.

In small amounts of .025%, cinnamon oil reduces E.coli in only 2 hours from 10,000,000 to 31,000 count.


Eucalyptus Radiatais anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory.

[Eucalytus Radiata is used more specifically for viruses and Eucalyptus Globulus, for bacteria.]


ROSEMARY  Officinalisis antiseptic and antimicrobial.  It is high in cineol—a key ingredient in antiseptic drugs.

[According to folklore history, rosemary originally had white flowers; however, they turned red after the Virgin Mary laid her cloak on the bush.]




Possible sun/skin sensitivity.

Apply neat (undiluted) to bottom of feet; the oil will then travel to every cell of your body within 20 minutes.  For any other part of the body, dilute with V6, 1:4;  for body massage, dilute with V6 1:15. For headaches, put 1 drop on tongue and push against roof of mouth.  To stimulate the immune system, massage the thymus with 1:15 dilution and diffuse for 15 minutes every 3-4 hours.


Thieves™  is very beneficial for sore throat and inflamed tonsils;  simply put 1-3 drops in water and gargle with it.  It can be very beneficial when brushing the teeth in the prevention of pyriah and gingivitis.  It also prevents cavities and removes plaque. 

[You may also consider adding extra drops of Thieves™  to the Fresh Essence Plus, included in the attached literature.]


Studies conducted by Weber State University, Ogden, UT, 1997 showed antibacterial effectiveness of Thieves against airborne microorganisms.  One study showed a 90% reduction in # of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms after diffusing THIEVES™ for 12 minutes; after 20 minutes:  99.3% reduction!  Another study against the gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed a kill rate of 99.9% after just 12 minutes of diffusion.


The longer Thieves™ is diffused, the greater the reduction.  During the first 3 minutes bacteria starts to die.  It takes 12 minutes for some bacteria to completely die off.  Everyone should have a diffuser in every room of their house and in the basement.  Run it on an appliance timer for 20 min. a day.  If you experience problems, like mold, flu… diffuse Thieves™  for 15-30 min. every 3-4 hours.