Thieves Essential Oil :: all about oils series

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Thieves Essential Oil is one of the most used and most versatile oils from Young Living. It is a warm, spicy blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. These oils are known for their antimicrobial properties, making Thieves a powerhouse for all things cleaning to wellness. It’s so good, Young Living created a whole line of Thieves products you can find here.

Thieves can be found in most premium starter kits. You can get yours HERE*.

There are so many great ways to use Thieves Essential Oil – topically, aromatically, dietary.


Thieves is considered a hot oil, so you will want to dilute before applying topically. A great rule of thumb is a 1-4 ratio. 1 drop of oil to 4 drops carrier oil. The most common carrier oils are fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, argon oil, grapeseed oil.

Add 10-30 drops of Thieves to a glass roller bottle and top with a carrier oil of your choice. I like to use these* 10mL glass roller bottles. Roll down your spine, bottom of your feel, or behind the ears.


Add 6-8 drops of Thieves into your diffuser for a warm, spicy smell. It is great for cleaning the air, fighting off viruses, and immune support. You can diffuse Thieves by itself or with other oils. My favorite Thieves diffuser blends can be found at the bottom of the page.


Thieves is part of the Vitality line, which means it can be ingested. Thieves can be taken in a vegetable capsule as a dietary supplement or can be added to drinks for a spicy touch.

Add 2-3 drops to a vegetable capsule and take as a daily supplement.

Add 1 drop to your favorite coffee or tea for a spicy flavor

Add 1 drop Thieves & 1 drop Lemon (or Citrus Fresh) to ice water

Cold & Flu Support

Because Thieves is known to have antimicrobial properties, it has the ability to support our immune system and fight off bacteria and viruses. I use Thieves to help boost my immune system and it is my go-to for cold & flu season. Here are some of my favorite cold fighting oil recipes:

Sore Throat Spray

-1oz glass spray bottle (I use these*)

-10 drops Thieves

-8 drops Lemon

-3 drops Peppermint

Fill with filter water, shake gently. Spray on throat 3-5 times daily as needed.

Sore Throat Honey Stick

-1 teaspoon Raw Honey

-2 drops Thieves

-1 drop Vanilla Extract (optional)

Eat honey directly from spoon or add to a cup of herbal tea

Sore Throat Diffuser Blend

-4 drops Thieves

-3 drops Eucalyptus

-2 drops Peppermint

Sore Throat Rinse

-1 teaspoon salt

-1 drop Thieves

Add to warm water and gargle for 30 seconds. Great to do first thing in the morning and before bed.

Wellness Roller

-10mL glass roller bottle

-10-30 drops Thieves

You can also add 10 drops of lemon, oregano, frankincense, or tea tree. Whatever you choose to add should equal up to 30drops of oil total. (10 Thieves, 10 Lemon, 10 Oregano)

Immunity Bath

-1-2 cups Epsom Salt*

-10 drops Thieves

Add to a warm bath and soak.

DIY Thieves Blend

Run out of Thieves? Don’t have Young Living oils, but want to make a similar blend? Try this:

-15 mL oil bottle (use a leftover oil bottle or try these*)

-40 drops Clove

-35 drops Lemon

-20 drops Cinnamon

-15 drops Eucalyptus

-10 drops Rosemary

Thieves Diffuser Blends

New to oils? Interested in getting a starter kit? I would love to have you on my team. You can purchase your starter kit here* and begin your journey to non-toxic living. By purchasing a Thieves Premium Starter Kit, you will receive a YL membership and will get 24% off future purchases and have the option to sign up for ER rewards.

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