The story of Thieves
The use of thieves oil dates back to the early 1400s. During the infamous Bubonic Plague, four thieves were captured and charged with theft. The thieves never contracted the plague, despite the close contact with the Black-Death victims.
At this time, the crime these 4 men committed was punishable by burning alive. The judge was so intrigued by how these men had stayed immune, so he told them if they shared their secret he would spare them of this punishment.
The Thieves told the judge their secret: they were perfume & spice merchants who were unemployed due to the closure of the sea ports and the devastation of the plague. They had prepared an essential oil recipe that when applied to their hands, ears, temples, feet & a mask over their mouths, kept them safe from infection. The judge stayed true to his word. The men were not burned alive, but instead they were hanged for their crimes. Happy ending, right?! yikes!
The blend is of clove oil, cinnamon bark oil, eucalyptus radiata oil, rosemary oil, and lemon oil. The oils, in combination, have antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it safe to use all over and still fight germs!