Flu season is fast approaching. If your like us you are dreading the season of everyone going out sick to share to their germs. Now don’t get me wrong I am all about teaching my kids to share everything but illness
. We load up on everything needed, from a full stock of natural medicines, a few conventional, to a big stock of our favorite thieves oil blends.
These blends of oils are based on the story of a band of thieves that rubbed themselves with herbs and oils to protect them from the plague as they robbed the dying and dead. When arrested they were offered a lighter sentence by the king in exchange for the recipe that kept them from getting the plague.
In 1997 a study found the ingredients in these blends to be 99.96% effective at killing airborne bacteria.
These blends can be used to keep your home germ free and smelling great this flu season. For personal, home, and office uses. This oil can prevent illness as well as speed up healing when you do find yourself under the weather. It can also be used to heal cuts, bruises, and even help with joints. Use to treat toothaches mixed with coconut oil or spray down counters and bathrooms to kill bacteria.
Check out these thieves oil blends and find the right blend for your family. You have options so you can pick a blend that will fulfill all of your needs from ingredient list to price. Each of these blends are high quality oils.
Disclaimer. I am not a Doctor or Medical professional. Use the information within this post at your own risk or consult a doctor or aromatherapy professional. Do not use internally. Dilute for topical use.
Thieves by Young Living
Thieves by young living is the most well-known version of this blend. Young living makes an entire line of products like cleaning supplies and toothpaste to make life easier for those that do not make their own.
The Thieves version of this blend is 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. The following oils are in this blend:
Thieves Essential Oil by Young Living Essential Oils – 15 ml – About $40
OnGurad by doTERRA
Another popular blend of this oils with a small variation from the others. DoTERRA has a line of OnGuard products to make it’s use easier as well.
OnGurad is a blend of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. OnGurad contains:
- Wild orange
doTerra OnGuard Essential Oil Blend 15 ml – About $35
Germ Fighter by Plant Therapy
Germ Fighter Synergy is made to compare to Thieves oil at a much lower price. Plant Therapy does not offer products containing this oil so you must make them yourself.
Germ Fighter is a blend of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Germ fighter contains:
- Clove Bud
- Cinnamon Bark
Germ Fighter Synergy Essential Oil Blend. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. Compare to Thieves. – About $9
Are Thieves oil Blends safe for kids?
Sadly the newest research shows that these blends are not safe for children and they contain oils that can hinder breathing in young children. The good news is Plant Therapy has created a blend just for kids. This blend kills germs just as well but is developed to keep your kids healthy while protecting sensitive lungs. This oil contains
KidSafe Germ Destroyer Synergy Essential Oil Blend. 10 ml (1/3 oz). 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. – About $12
How to use germ fighting oil blends.
- Mix into homemade cleaning supplies to use as a disinfectant.
- Mix with a carrier oil and rub on feet to boost the immune system.
- Diffuse into the air to kill germs.
- Add a few drops to your personal care items, soaps, shampoo, hand sanitizer.
Defuse during gatherings to keep the illness from spreading around the large group.
Do you use essential oils?
We have been using essential oils for five years now. I am a believer and I know we will be using them for life. When I forget to use them and we do get sick we always bounce back fast.
Once the neighbor’s child caught strep throat and so kindly shared her germs with us when her mom needed an emergency babysitter. As soon as sore throats started I rubbed our favorite germ-killing oil right onto throats.
That was as bad as any of us had gotten. In less than three whole days the entire family was symptom-free. The girl went on to nearly three weeks of antibiotics. And was still sick.
Eventually, her mom broke down and agreed to try some of the oils I had offered. She bounced back quickly. We will forever trust our favorite thieves’ oil blends to keep us healthy.
Jane (SustainMyCraftHabit.com) says
That’s so interesting! I hadn’t heard the story about the thieves but I remember the recent study about the antibacterial properties of these plants. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.
I have been using DoTerra for years and I recently changed to a company called http://www.betteressentials.com as my mom has been using them for quite some time. I am really liking their oils and blends. Their Best Friend blend is just like On-Guard except it has lemon oil and not orange. Is there a difference, because the price of Better Essentials is much more affordable???
The Lemon is actually more studied than orange for its antimicrobial properties. Due to an allergy to orange I only use versions with Lemon myself.
Amy Desrosiers says
As I sit and type this I have my diffuser loaded with Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lemongrass oils. It is a very invigorating blend for sure!
I need to try some of these oils. With cold and flu season here I really don’t want to get sick.
Bill S says
These sound like amazing oils!! I love the benefits of essential oils, it’s a great way to naturally treat things.
Aimee Smith says
I am not personally an oil user, but I love how they are helping other families! These sound like good blends.
Brett Beyer says
OK, first things first, I LOVE the story of the thieves rubbing this on to prevent getting illnesses while grave robbing. That tale is AWESOME!
My wife and I use oils all the time, and we’re always looking for new/better ideas.
Sounds like a great blend. I love essential oils!
Reesa Lewandowski says
I could definitely use these. It seems like once school starts we always get some sort of bug going on in our house.
Lisa Favre says
I don’t use essential oils enough but I totally should! The eucalyptus one is definitely one that I would enjoy.
I love using essential oils. They’re great for this time of year too. Now that it seems to be where everyone is getting sick again, these are great for that!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love using essential oils in my home. I will have to pick up some KidSafe Germ Destroyer Synergy Essential Oil Blend to try.
Tammi Roy says
I am always looking for ways to reduce the chemicals in my home. KidSafe Germ Destroyer Synergy Essential Oil Blend sounds like a great way to help stop the spread of illness in our home.
Great idea on mixing it in with cleaners. I will have to try that this weekend!
Liz Mays says
These blends sound really helpful. It’s great that there is a blend for kids. I didn’t know the history behind the name!
I know cold and flu season is here because my son came home telling me only 10 kids were in his class today (and one of them went home mid-day). I am hoping we all stay healthy here!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
I need to try some of these oils. Who knew that there are even oils that kill germs that will be so prevalent during winter cold season.