Basic Thieves Oil Recipe for Topical Application and Massage:
1 drop of thieves oil to 4 drops carrier oil.
Massage on the feet (vita flex points), lower back, neck and behind the ears.
We use this dilution for everyone. Babies too, though usually just on their feet. Test for sensitivity first.
If this should get too warm just rub carrier oil or V-6 on the spot. The neck is more sensitive than the back, chest and feet.
*Note: This thieves oil recipe is excellent for daily use on the feet for healthy immune support or times when your immune system is stressed.
Thieves Oil for Diffusing
Diffusing Thieves Oil will clean the air and eliminate odors.
Different diffusers have different directions so follow yours.
Here is a basic Thieves Oil Recipe for Diffusing
Diffuse 15-20 drops of Thieves Oil for 15 minutes three or four time a day in an essential oil diffuser. This can help clean the air while adding a nice fragrance. As your family breathes in the oils it will help to support healthy lung, sinus and respiratory functions.
Washing your hands frequently with soap and water is good practice for stopping the spread of germs.
If our family wants additional immune support we run the diffuser continuously for a few hours. Diffusing helps give our immune system the support it needs to stay strong.
I like to add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil along with the Thieves Oil in the diffuser for extra support for healthy lung and sinus functions. Especially during the colder months.
We also run the diffuser in the bedroom of anyone who we feel could benefit from extra support, while they sleep at night. This gets a continuous flow of the oils into the lungs and sinuses. It is highly supportive.
Thieves Oil Recipes for Household Use
Stuffed Animals- To clean, place toy inside pillowcase and tie shut. Fill washer with detergent, use fabric softener if desired. Add 5-10 drops of Thieves Essential Oil, (for small load) to washing machine. Wash on gentle cycle.
Hair spray buildup, gum, gummy adhesive- Dilute 8 drops in 4 ounces of water, spray, let set for a few minutes before wiping.
Cell phones- Spray thieves cleaning solution very lightly on a cloth and gently wipe phone.
Dishwasher- Add 4-5 drops thieves oil to thoroughly clean dishes to eliminate build up and odors.
Laundry- Add 5-6 drops per load to clean and deodorize.
Pet Bedding- Spray down cat boxes, dog houses, and pet cages to clean and deodorize.
Pet Dishes- Add 1-2 drops to soapy water and wash dishes. Rinse well.
Plants- To repel aphids spray plants with a mixture of 2 drops thieves oil to every 4 ounces of water.
Floors- Add 10-15 drops to ½ bucket of cleaning water.
Surfaces- To clean and deodorize surfaces: add 8-16 drops to 8 oz. of water in spray bottle.
Fragrance- Add a few drops to potpourri or cinnamon sticks to fragrance your home.
Freshen and clean the air- Add several drops of oil onto a cotton ball and place in home, office, car, or hotel air vents to eliminate odor..
Freshen laundry- Drop 4–5 drops onto a cloth and place in clothes dryer.
Bed Bugs- Spray mattresses to help dispel bed bugs.
Children’s Toys- Add 4-5 drops to sink water with a few drops of dish soap and wash children's toys to clean.
Healthy Lung Support
Dilute 15 drops with 15 drops of carrier oil. Massage over lungs, chest and back.
Minor Aches associated with daily activities
Dilute 15 drops with 15 drops of carrier oil. Massage into lower back, on the upper back of thighs, and back of neck.
*Note: When I get minor body aches, I massage Thieves undiluted or “neat” to my lower back, and on the top back of my thighs. Personally this works better for me.
Some members of our family have sensitive skin, and Thieves Oil is too "hot" for them to apply undiluted, like I do on my back and thighs. Diluting thieves oil is the recommended way for use. Always test for sensitivity and have vegetable oil nearby to wipe off if necessary.
Thieves Oil for Supporting Health and Wellness
To be clear none of the following recipes are intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any illness or disease. These recipes may prove beneficial in supporting the body in healing itself. I firmly believe that it is the body that heals. I also highly recommend seeking professional medical care and advise when necessary.
Thieves Oil Recipe for Topical Immune support
Dilute 1 drop of thieves oil to 4 drops carrier oil and apply to bottom of feet. Apply twice daily, morning and night, for extra immune support. (especially before leaving for school, work, or going out in public)
Theives Oil Recipe for Healthy Lung Support
Dilute 1 drop of Thieves Oil to 4 drops of carrier oil and apply to lower back, sternum, chest and throat. Rub on “vita-flex” points.
Insect bites (mosquito, bee & wasp stings)
Apply to bite or sting to relieve minor pain.
Add 1 drop of Thieves Oil to a bottle of water (not plastic) and drink during the day to support healthy immune system function, and to help support a clean digestive tract.
Add 1 drop Thieves to a cup of warm water and drink as a tea, wait 15 minutes before eating, excellent for supporting a clean digestive system.
Add 1 drop to orange juice, soy milk, apple juice, etc. to aid immune system.
Place 1–3 drops in a size “00” capsule with 4-6 drops of vegetable oil and swallow daily to support your immune system and support longevity.
Thieves Oil Recipe for healthy Throat Support:
Add 2-3 drops of Thieves Oil to 2 tbsp. of water and gargle,
or add 1 drop of thieves and 1 drop lemon essential oil in warm water, drink as tea.
You can lick 1 drop off top of your hand and swallow or you can drop 1 drop directly on your tongue, swish around in mouth to mix with saliva, and swallow slowly.
In a small spray bottle add 1 drop of Thieves Oil to 1 ounce of water. Shake well and spray on back of throat.
Minor Cuts and scrapes
Dilute 1 drop thieves oil to 4 drops of organic vegetable or carrier oil and apply. You can apply Thieves on gauze or band-aide and cover.
Thieves Oil Recipe for Minor Headache
Place a drop of Thieves Oil on your thumb and place on the roof of your mouth. This may require a few repeated applications. Be careful not to lick your lips as this can burn. Use vegetable or carrier oil to wipe off if you do.
Head, Sinus and Lung Support
Place a few drops in a steaming bowl of hot water, cover head with towel and inhale vapors.
Mix 2 drops of thieves and 2 drops of lavender, with 2 drops of vegetable or carrier oil.
Apply undiluted to pimple. If skin is too sensitive dilute with vegetable oil.
Thieves Oil Recipes for Personal Care
Put a drop of thieves on your toothbrush before brushing.
Thieves Oil Recipe for Mouthwash: Add 1 drop per ounce of water, shake well before use.
Toothpaste: Add 2 drops to 4 tbsp. of baking soda, place in small container (not plastic) and shake well. Dip toothbrush in mixture and brush.
Freshen Breath: Drop directly on the tongue, or add to a spoonful of honey, Agave, or even on a piece of bread and swallow.
Isn't Thieves Oil amazing!
There are so many ways to use it around your home and so many benefits for your families health and wellness.