This Thieves Oil recipes is a great blend to support a strong and healthy immune system. With the cold and flu season here it is time to reach for some germ fighting essential oils.
A friend recently asked me for a thieves oil blend. This is the blend that I made for her and I loved it so much I made another batch for myself.
This recipe creates a master blend in a 5 ml glass bottle. I like to use a recycle essential oil bottle that still has the orifice reducer (the white insert that allows one drop at a time to come out). 5 ml bottle holds about 100 drops of essential oil.
Once you have this master blend you can use it in DIY recipes, diffusers, homemade cleaning products, etc.
Thieves Oil Ingredients
Lemon, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils are the 5 powerful essential oils used in thieves blend.
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Its fresh and invigorating aroma makes lemon a top choice when it comes to all natural cleaning. It has antiseptic properties Just smelling the vibrant scent of lemon brings thoughts of cleanliness. Perfect for DIY non-toxic cleaners.
Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
A strong anti-infectious that can assist with infections and support a healthy immune system. A favorite for diffuser blends and DIY cleaning products. Helps reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, and viral activity.
Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
This powerhouse oil is high in antioxidants and germ fighting properties. It acts as a natural disinfectant and is one of the most antimicrobial and antiseptic essential oils. Clove is anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-infectious, and antibacterial.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
It has strong anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory properties that make eucalyptus a favorite for respiratory support. You could use Eucalyptus globulus if you prefer.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Powerful, fresh, herbaceous scent that is reminiscent of a n herb garden. It is an airborne antimicrobial making it perfect for cleansing the air and preventing sickness from spreading.
Thieves Oil Recipe
This is a very potent blend of essential oils which may cause irritation when applied to the skin, even when diluted. Please exercise caution when, and using this blend internally is not recommended. This recipe is not recommended for children under 10 years old.
- 35 drops Lemon essential oil
- 20 drops Cinnamon leaf essential oil
- 15 drops Clove bud essential oil
- 15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
Directions: Add all essential oils into a recycled 5 ml essential oil bottle. I had a 5 ml lemon bottle that was empty so I just used that one, no need to even wash out since this blend contains lemon. (I like to keep it simple!)
Label bottle with blend name.
How to Use Thieves Oil
- Dilute 5-6 drops in a 1 oz carrier oil and apply as a foot massage for general support.
- Diffuse 6-8 drops throughout your home or office to remove airborne odors and germs.
- Add to any of your cleaning products to naturally disinfect your home.
- Add a few drops to your Thieves to you washing machine load to eliminate odors and boost cleaning.
How to Make Thieves Spray
This spray is easy to make and very effective. I spray it on household surfaces, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, like sinks, toilets, doorknobs, etc.
- 30 drops of Essential Oil Blend
- 2 oz Grain Alcohol (like Everclear)
- 6 oz Distilled Water
- 8 oz Spray Bottle
Add all ingredients into spray bottles, shake to blend and before each use.
Alternatives to Homemade Thieves Oil
If you do not want to make your own recipe for germ protection, you can purchase a pre-made blend from your favorite oil company. Here are some comparable pre-made blends:
Plant Therapy - Germ Fighter or Germ Destroyer (different oil formula that is safe for kids). Click photos to learn more:
Edens Garden - Fighting Five or Guardian. Click photos to learn more: