It’s Essentail Oils time!!! I love and look forward to these posts every month, because I get to collaborate with my sister in law, Arianna, and I get to learn so much more about the powerful health benefits of these amazing gifts found in nature! Plus, I love finding new ways to boost my own and my family’s health by using Essential Oils in recipes!
If you missed Arianna’s introduction post about Young Living Essential Oils where you’ll learn how to get started using the oils, where to purchase them, and how they can benefit your body’s health, you can find it here.
Tis the season for Christmas shopping, parties, crazy busy schedules….and for getting sick. Happens every year! It doesn’t matter where we go or what we do, it seems like colds and flu’s are everywhere out there, just waiting and ready to hop inside our bodies and make us feel horrible! Right? That’s what today’s post is all about…how to protect ourselves from getting sick, and when we do get sick, how we can boost our body’s immune system so that it can heal more quickly.
I’ll let Arianna take it from here!
Lets talk about Thieves.
No, I’m not talking about a group of robbers. I’m talking about Young Living’s Essential Oil blend, named Thieves. Interestingly though, the story behind this YL oil blend has to do with some actual “thieves”.
“The Story of the 4 Thieves”
There were spice traders and merchants who imported spices, including cinnamon and clove. When the Black Plague hit, all international shipping and trade closed down. Unable to do business, these spice traders quickly ran out of money and had to find a way to support themselves.
Since people in the villages were afraid to touch the dead bodies, they decided to steal from the homes and bodies of the plaque victims. They would take clothes, jewelry, pots and pans, and then barter or trade them for food and money. They knew they wouldn’t get sick if they rubbed vinegar, oils, and certain spices all over their bodies.
Their plan worked and they were able to set up a very successful business. Until the King found out…
When the King heard about the story of the thieves he wanted to know their secret. He wanted to know how they were able to touch dead bodies without getting sick!
He sent his Constables out to capture them. Four of the thieves were caught and brought before the King. He gave them a choice to either share their secret formula of “immunity” or be burned at the stake. The four thieves decided to share their secret formula with the King.
The King immediately posted the thieves secret formula all over the town. Hence the story of the four thieves.
Thieves is made up of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. It’s like smelling “Christmas” in a bottle. It can be used topically, internally, and aromatically (in a diffuser – NOT a humidifier). Thieves has to be my all time favorite oil. Have a sore/scratchy throat? Thieves. Zits? Thieves. Feeling under the weather? Thieves. Headaches? Thieves. Want some hot tea with a yummy cinnamon flavor? Thieves. Need to clean your house? Thieves. Your kids playing with sick kids? Thieves. Are you playing with sick kids? Thieves. I think you’re getting the picture… Young Living also offers a Thieves line, where you can get hand sanitizer, household cleaner, hand soap, etc. I am happy knowing that I am protecting my family and myself using Thieves.
Anna here again! I’m with Arianna…Theives is probably my very favorite oil to use too! I love that after a long day of teaching fitness classes, when my voice is nearly nonexistent, I can rub a drop on my neck, and my voice will start to come back and my scratchy throat will start feel so much better! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt myself coming down with a cold, only to feel completely better the next day after using a drop of thieves oil.
Today’s recipe is for when we do get sick, or when we want to protect ourselves from coming down with that bug going around at the office. I’ve paired the powerful Theives oil with Green Tea (an incredible immune system booster in so many ways!), and honey (which is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and can help sooth coughs, among many other things!). It’s just what the doctor ordered, plus it tastes great, whether you’re sick or not!
Thieves BUILDS your immune system. Why wouldn’t you want this amazing oil to help your health? Feel free to comment or message for more information!
- 1 Bag Green Tea
- 2 drops Thieves Essential Oil
- 1-4 teaspoons Raw Honey, or to taste
- Boil water, either on the stovetop or in the microwave, and pour over green tea bag into tea cup or mug.
- Steep tea for 2-3 minutes.
- Add Thieves, and stir to combine.
- Sweeten to taste with Honey.
Have you tried out our other Essential Oil recipes? They’re the best!!
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