There is a legend that during the great Plague in Europe, a few people decided to loot the dead bodies. They knew the sickness was contagious, so the job could be dangerous, though profitable. They covered themselves with herbs and oils derived from plants to keep them immune from the disease.
“There were 4 thieves living in 15th century France, who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. They were perfumers by day and robbers by night, and made a concoction of herbs and essential oils in a base of vinegar and then would douse their body with this before they went out on their plundering sprees, and history records that the perfumers seemed to have an immunity against the plague.
They had a pretty good track record of stealing riches until the King found out and captured them, forcing them to give up their secret weapon against the plague. The herbal ingredients were wormwood, meadowsweet, juniper berries, rosemary, camphor, sage, cinnamon and cloves in a base of white wine vinegar. The essential oils contained within this formula have been noted for anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-catarrhyal properties while stimulating the immune system, circulation and the respiratory system. According to research at Weber State University, Thieves Oil was found to have a 99% kill rate against airborne bacteria when diffused.” (taken from: ThePendulist.org – Tags: oil for raindrop therapy, prevent plague with thieves oil, Weber State University research)
There are many oils in nature that have these protecting and healing properties. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Lemon to name a few. The Creator has graciously given these gifts, planted in every region of the world for us to use.
You can make your own blend. Instead of using vinegar like they did, use a carrier oil such as Grapeseed oil, fractionated Coconut oil, or Jojoba oil.
Essential Options has it’s own version. We call it “Robber’s Booty.” Click here to go to our product list.