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I decided today is a good time to share my favorite home remedies with you, oils. They have been in widespread use for centuries and I believe they are extremely effective. I am talking about “Thieves Blend” essential oils, Colloidal Silver, and Grapefruit Seed Extract.

What follows is based on my personal beliefs and experiences. I am not attempting to make any curative medical claims and I have no financial interest in any company selling these products nor will I receive a commission or any form. I am sharing this strictly for your information, I like to share and spread helpful information just in case you didn’t already know this.

Use of this combination of essential oils (Citrus limon, cinnamon leaf, clove, rosemary, and eucalyptus radiata) dates back to Europe in the early 1400s. At that time, little was known about the importance of hygiene or how the disease was spread. Specific details of the story vary, but the general details are as follows: the Bubonic Plague (Black Plague) was responsible for killing between 30%-60% of Europe’s population. Historians estimate up to as many as 60 million dead over nearly a century. Despite the massive death toll and near 100% mortality rate, there was a group of people who appeared to be immune to the disease. These were the corpse robbers (or “thieves”) who would circulate freely at night and even in broad daylight, robbing the corpses of people who had fallen dead in the street of any valuables on their bodies.

The rulers were baffled by the thieves’ immunity, so they captured a group of them and tortured them until they divulged their secret. The thieves explained that they blended these five essential oils together and would dab the oil near the orifices on their head (ears, below the mouth, next to nostrils) and on the brim of their cloak hoods. The effectiveness was undeniable and this practice spread from community to community in Europe and is thought to have slowed the spread of the plague.

The practice was adopted by doctors by filling a beak-like mask with cloths soaked in the blend. They wore these Thieves Blend masks when treating patients afflicted with the plague. This is also where the term “quack” comes from in reference to doctors.

Fast forward today, some has been researched separately and do suggest benefits in preventing bacterial and viral conditions. Nevertheless, Thieves Blend enjoys widespread popularity in the holistic- and essential-oil-using communities. Here’s what I like to use when I have to leave the house and around the house.

– I carry a small bottle with me when traveling, I leave one in my purse, car drink holder. I apply this oil or spray it to my ears, chin, and cheeks before going into public areas. So, if you are wearing a mask you could also spray your mask down before you place it on your face.

– Around the house, I like to use a Thieves Blend foaming soap for hand washing instead of antibacterial soap, or any oil blend soap. You can also buy mouthwash, toothpaste, mints, and even dental floss infused with Thieves Blend. I like to use the Thieves cough drops for when I am out and about.

Young Living makes a lot of Thieves products as do many other brands. You can find a lot of these products via a web search or at your local health food store. I also sell them out of my office and if you would like me to place an order for you, just let me know and I would be glad to help.

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