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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thieves Oil -- A Wicked Good Blend Of Anti-Microbial Plant Oils, Awesome On Their Own, Synergistically Better Together

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What if you had an MMA fighter on your side?     What if you had 5 MMA fighters on your side, but all trained in slightly different specialties.

You would have a kick ass defense so strong it would appear to be an offense!!!!   Win!!!

Been meaning to write this for several days.

The price gouging has not yet hit this market, so jump in.     I bought from Mountain Rose, that amazingly, instead of gouging the public has 25% off.    Organic too.  

Essential Oils-- I have been using for over a decade.   It is part of being waken.

There is a great story, may not be true, of how during a plague, thieves would loot the properties where everyone had died or abandoned.

They would make a mix of oils, run on hands, and on bandana wore over the mouth.   And it would protect them from the plague.

If you aerosolize this into the air, 99.9% of bad bacteria, viruses, fungi will be killed in the space.

Also, rub on your hands before you go out, and when you return (after hand washing is best)

Do your own research too, these are STRONG, must be diluted!


40 Drops Clove Oil
35 Drops Lemon Oil
20 Drops Cinnamon Oil
15 Drops Eucalyptus Oil 
10 Drops Rosemary Oil

If you can buyin bulk and mix up a batch in bulk,

Per MissFrill in comments, 40 drops is almost exactly 1/2 Teaspoon

I have used this for 38 years. It's good stuff. I used it with my kids with great results. Like everything else, use it in concert with other things. The anti-naturopathic critics here, there actually is some research on its efficacy - Not my OC, quoting a researcher:
  • The Young Living Thieves blend of essential oils (this is why I primarily use Young Living oils) is made up of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. The legend is that 15th century thieves rubbed these oils on themselves during the plague so as not to contract disease while robbing the dead and dying. There are many essential oil companies out there with their own Thieves-type formulations. I want to emphasize that the studies I cite below are about single oils that may be included in a Thieves blend, NOT about a specific company’s blend.

  • I worked as a researcher in the first 6 years of my Speech-Language Pathologist career in the area of head and neck cancer. This experience has provided me with expertise in interpreting scientific research. I say this because I believe my credentials say something about my ability as a scientist; I’ve seen many “crunchy moms” be dismissed and scoffed at by the scientific community. Well, it’s possible to be a crunchy mom and a scientist. For reals. (If you really want to know, here’s my list of scientific publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.) Ok, enough bragging. Here are some of the studies I looked at:

  • Deans & Ritchie (1987) looked at 50 different essential oils and their antibacterial properties against 25 types of bacteria. The 10 most inhibitory and comprehensively inhibitory oils included Cinnamon and Clove.

  • Fu et al (2007) looked at the antimicrobial activity of Clove and Rosemary alone and in combination. Both on their own had significant effects against 3 Gram-positive bacteria, 3 Gram-negative bacteria, and 2 fungi, and the combination of the two oils together had additive, synergistic, or antagonistic effects against each microorganism.

  • Kalemba & Kunicka (2003) did a review paper of hundreds of studies documenting essential oils and their antimicrobial properties. They stated that Thyme, Oregano, Mint, Cinnamon, Clove, and Salvia had the strongest antimicrobial properties.

  • Mayaud et al (2008) looked at 13 essential oils and their effect on 65 bacterial strains with varying sensitivity to antibiotics. Their conclusion was that Cinnamon Bark had the highest antimicrobial activity, especially against resistant strains.

  • Warnke et al (2009) looked at the effect of several essential oils (Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Thyme white, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Kunzea, and Sage) on antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria (people get infected often through hospital stays). (I can say for a fact that MRSA which was tested in this study, has been running rampant in our local hospitals for several years.) They found that the strongest oils for inhibiting the bacteria were Thyme white, Lemon, Lemongrass, and Cinnamon. They also found that the other oils also demonstrated considerable efficacy and state that “essential oils represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains as MRSA and antimycotic-resistant Candida species“. (This article comes from a sound peer-reviewed journal I’m familiar with, the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.) Warnke did another study showing the same results with a focus on Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils (2013).

  • Goni et al (2009) found that vapour generated by a combination of cinnamon and clove essential oils prevented the growth of 4 types of Gram-negative and 4 types of Gram-positive bacteria.

  • References:
  • Deans SG, Ritchie G. Antibacterial properties of plant essential oils. International Journal of Food Microbiology 1987; 5(2): 165–180.
  • Fu Y, Zu Y, Chen L, Shi X, Wang Z, Sun S, Efferth T. Antimicrobial activity of clove and rosemary essential oils alone and in combination. Phytother Res 2007; 21(10): 989-94.
  • Goni P, Lopez P, Sanchez C, Gomez-Lus R, Becerril R, Nerin C. Antimicrobial activity in the vapour phase of a combination of cinnamon and clove essential oils. Food Chemistry 2009; 116(4): 982–989.
  • Kalemba D, Kunicka A. Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils. Curr Med Chem 2003;10(10): 813-29.
  • Mayaud L, Carricajo A, Zhiri A, Aubert G. Comparison of bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity of 13 essential oils against strains with varying sensitivity to antibiotics. Letters in Applied Microbiology 2008; 47(3): 167–173.
  • Warnke PH, Becker ST, Podschun R, Sivanathan S, Springer IN, Russo PAJ, Wiltfang J, Fickenscher H, Sherry E (2009). The The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 2009; 37(7): 392-397.
  • Warnke PH, Lott AJS, Sherry E, Wiltfang J, Podschun R. The ongoing battle against multi-resistant strains: In-vitro inhibition of hospital-acquired MRSA, VRE, Pseudomonas, ESBL E. coli and Klebsiella species in the presence of plant-derived antiseptic oils. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 2013; 41(4): 321–326.

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