Essential Oils: Part 3: Thieves

I have shared a general overview about essential oils as well as a post about essential oils for fertility. I am very passionate about sharing about eating a clean diet and living free of chemicals and medications, which is one of the reasons I love essential oils so much. I wish someone had shared this information with me loooong ago, so in hopes of bringing awareness to the natural approach to health, I want to continue to post on the topic of essential oils.

Since it’s nearing flu season, I wanted to share some natural ways to stay healthy. My all time favorite oil for preventing sickness is thieves.

Thieves is a great oil to start with as it comes in the starter pack. Thieves is a blend oil, meaning it is made up of more than one oil. It includes very highly antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal oils including clove, lemon, cinnamon, and eucalyptus. According to research at Weber State University, Thieves Oil was found to have a 99.6% kill rate against airborne bacteria when diffused, so it’s great not only to protect against sickness, but you can use it to make antibacterial lotions and soaps as well.

To prevent sickness apply 1-2 drops on the feet daily. Thieves can be diffused as well.

Here are suggestions for oils that can be used in addition to thieves for other illnesses:

Flu and/or Cold – Apply RC and Raven to feet, chest, and back.

Runny Nose – Apply RC and Raven to throat, temples, and sinus area.

Sore Throat – Apply Purification and Oregano to throat. Gargle a drop of thieves.

Earache – Apply Purification around the ear

Allergies – Apply Lavender and Peppermint to base of neck. Can also digest using capsule.

If you have any questions about essential oils or don’t know where to start, I would love to share more information! I receive a wholesale discount on all orders I place so if anyone wants to use my discount, please contact me. I am very passionate about using oils and want to share the same passion with others!

Using Thieves Essential Oil for Preventing Sickness, Colds, and Flu


I am not a medical doctor. The opinions expressed reflect my personal experiences and my personal opinions. The information and statements on this website are intended for educational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care provider if you have a serious health concern.

  • Charity
    Posted at 06:22h, 15 October Reply

    I’ve tried Eos for other things but never these. I’ll have to get some soon I love natural remedies.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 08:23h, 15 October Reply

    I’m really sick right now. I have got to investigate this thieves oil. Is it only available through Young Living? I’ve investigated Young Living before but the shipping/duty to Canada makes it extraordinarily expensive.

    Thanks for these tips. I have some of these basic oils to try as well.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  • Tania // Run To Radiance
    Posted at 09:23h, 15 October Reply

    I love Essential Oils! I haven’t tried Raven or RC yet, I need to stock up! Thieves everything when I am sick though for sure!

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 09:28h, 15 October Reply

    I want to pretend I have allergies just so I can use lavender and peppermint all over my body! haha! Love those two smells. My fave 🙂

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 09:42h, 15 October Reply

    I’ve been using Thieves (along with Purification when I’m diffusing) for almost a week now since my hubby was sick and I got a little sick. It is a lifesaver! And I love the smell. 🙂

  • Melanie
    Posted at 09:46h, 15 October Reply

    That’t neat it can do so much!
    Melanie @

  • Morgan
    Posted at 10:56h, 15 October Reply

    I use doterra, and I am pretty sure this is equivalent to our On Guard blend. I love EO’s 🙂 Love them!

  • Mary-Keith Piasecki
    Posted at 11:49h, 15 October Reply

    I just got YLEO a few weeks ago and I love them. I don’ think I am utilizing them to their full potential though, and my eating habits are less than ideal. It’s so overwhelming to eat clean because I don’t cook. But i have every intention to start 🙂

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 13:35h, 15 October Reply

    My bestie and I were just discussing this and the doTerra On Guard this week!

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 13:36h, 15 October Reply

    I hate to admit that I have the entire starter pack and haven’t really used any of them much. Maybe I need to try this approach instead of the OTC drugs I always turn to. What would you recommend using for sleep issues? Todd and I both suffer from sleep problems.

  • Elisha
    Posted at 16:28h, 15 October Reply

    I love all of your informative posts!! I wish for migraines the scent wasn’t peppermint. I hate peppermint. :/

  • Elena
    Posted at 16:29h, 15 October Reply

    Love this info! I’ve been using some of the oils for fertility, i will definitely give some of these a try when the inevitable cold comes!

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 20:40h, 15 October Reply

    Love this and love thieves 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 07:53h, 16 October Reply

    I am a huge fan of essential oils, however, you have enlightened me even more about the other oils I can use for colds, especially since the winter months are coming. Thanks for sharing on the #SHINEbloghop this week!

    Blessings, Cheri XO

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 09:35h, 18 October Reply

    Great info! I’ve been diffusing my Thieves and putting it on my feet lately. I need more Purification though…I’m out.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 16:36h, 22 October Reply

    I have been holding on to this post, so I could read it thoroughly when I had time! Thank you so much for sharing your heart and passion for this. I can’t wait until we can sign up and start ordering these…it shouldn’t be too much longer, Lord willing!

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 01:12h, 31 January Reply

    This one sounds great as well!! I can tell a lot of people like and use this oil and rhe Peppermint = Popular!

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