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 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
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
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
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.