With the fall season right around the corner, we can’t help but be excited for all things Thieves. Anyone else? The scent of Thieves alone just screams “cozy fall,” but the properties and purpose of this versatile blend make it even more beneficial for our homes and bodies. But Young Living didn’t stop with this delicious oil blend and leave it at that. Oh no, they have spoiled us with an entire line of Thieves household products that belong on everyone’s shopping list no matter the season!
Let’s start with a little history… The Thieves blend, of course, all starts with Gary Young. Gary formulated Thieves over 25 years ago as a result of his studying at Warwick University in London, England, in 1991. He spent hours and hours in the London Library researching essential oils and their history, Thank goodness for his time spent there as it brought us our beloved Thieves essential oil blend! The blend itself was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated an aromatic combination composed mainly of clove and rosemary (along with other botanicals) to cover themselves in while robbing the dead and dying in order to protect them from the deadly disease rampant during this time. If you’ve ever wondered where Thieves got its name, there you have it!
When asked how he formulated his proprietary blend, Gary said, “I have read 17 different versions of the thieves story… I was led to four key botanicals that were mentioned again and again. Those ingredients were clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and lemon – four of the same ingredients that make up Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend today. To round out my modern Thieves formula and add another element of protection, I included Eucalyptus Radiata, which would have been rare to find in those days.” –D. Gary Young When we say these products were made for our good, we truly mean it. So much research and heart has gone into the creation of our essential oils and the formulation of Thieves is evidence of that!
Thieves quickly became one of Young Living’s signature oils and was hugely popular with members. It’s no surprise then that this blend then morphed into what are now a must-have product line for so many oilers. One of the most popular of these is the Thieves Household Cleaner. So many of the store-bought cleaners are riddled with toxins, some we don’t even know are affecting our bodies, so making the switch to Thieves Household Cleaner is a super simple swap that will not only clean your home, but support your well-being too. If you only make one change in your household, let it be this! Thieves All Purpose Cleaner combines naturally derived, plant-based ingredients along with Thieves and Lemon essential oils to provide exceptional home cleaning and purifying power. You can literally use this multipurpose solution for virtually any surface in your home or office! Here’s what we love most about this product:
One bottle of concentrate can last you 6-12 months depending on the size of your home and, of course, how often you clean. We suggest grabbing a bottle now so you can enjoy it for months to come!
Next up, if you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably seen people raving about our Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak. This is infused with the Thieves blend, DiGize, and Purification essential oil to remove pesticides and toxins from your fresh food surfaces. We like to fill one side of the sink (or a large bowl) with water, pour in a capful or two of the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, add the produce we just picked up, let them sit for a few minutes, and then rinse well before stowing in the fridge. Clean, healthy produce ready for eating is a big win in our book!
Here’s the thing, though – sometime you don’t always have a sink and a big ole’ bottle of the soak available, especially if you’re trying to eat healthy on the go. That’s where the Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray comes in! Formulated with the Thieves blend and the power of Lime essential oil, this convenient bottle fits easily in your purse, desk, car, or carry-on so you always have the ability to clean your produce before enjoying. Just a few spritzes followed by a quick water rinse will have you eating your fruits and vegetables as nature intended!
It’s easy to say that every single Thieves product is our favorite, but the Thieves dental line might just give the others a run for their money. The AromaBright Toothpaste contains no sulfates, synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives and is infused with Thieves, Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon Bark essential oils. It supports healthy looking gums and teeth, removes stains, and helps with longer lasting fresh breath. Can we get an amen!? But it doesn’t stop there, friends. If you need a little whitening boost, we highly recommend the Thieves Whitening Toothpaste. Formulated without fluoride, pure and safe ingredients combine to whiten teeth, fight plaque, support healthy gums, and remove stains without damaging enamel. Love!
For extra dental care, be sure to try the Thieves Dental Floss as well. Saturated twice with Thieves and Peppermint, the strong fibers glide easily between teeth. Oh yeah – and why not finish up with some Thieves Mouthwash! You may or may not feel like Christmas exploded in your mouth, but we totally think you’re going to love it!
Whew, well that’s a whole lot of Thieves goodness to fill your shopping cart this month, but we’ve only scratched the surface with all of the amazing products in Young Living’s Thieves line-up. Be sure to check back in next month as we bring your part 2 of our Thieves the Day series. You’re not going to want to miss out on the continued power of Thieves essential oil infused in our everyday household products, so stay tuned!