Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thieves - Amplify Immunity

This unique essential oil blend was first created by Young Living and it is one that is universally loved by all who try it. It is so incredibly versatile and it smells like home. The smell is like a blend of Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fall, and home all wrapped into one. I've used it for just about everything, from boosting our immune systems, supporting the respiratory system, and strengthening my sensitive teeth, to soothing discomfort, and non-toxic cleaning and air purifying. It is the principal ingredient in both my All Purpose Cleaner and Purifying spray, which clean without compromising on effectiveness and no harsh chemicals. I love cleaning knowing that it is not only supporting our overall health, but also completely safe to use around my toddler who climbs, licks, and eats off of every surface! Although this blend is potent, it is also generally regarded as safe for human consumption. It is truly the crowning jewel of the Premium Starter Kit and so useful that there is an entire starter kit composed of Young Living's invaluable Thieves products.

Young Living says: "Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products. When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function*, and it includes Eucalyptus radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system.* When taken as a dietary supplement, Thieves is an ideal complement to a daily wellness regimen.*"

The first ingredient in this spectacular blend is Clove. It supports youthfulness, the heart, the immune system, and general wellness with the highest antioxidant level of any essential oil (Essential Oils Pocket Reference, 57). It is also very high in eugenol, a substance that dentists often use to numb gums and teeth so it is excellent for both oral care and soothing discomfort. Using just a drop of Thieves on my toothpaste once a week has helped my sensitive teeth immensely. It makes my teeth feel so healthy and clean - like I just visited the dentist.

Next is Lemon, or what I like to call Indispensable Liquid Sunshine, another principal component of both my All Purpose Cleaner and Multipurpose Windex. It cleanses and "contains compounds that amplify immunity. It supports circulation, leukocyte formation, and lymphatic function" (179). It's part of what makes this blend smell so clean, fresh, and uplifting.

Then we have Cinnamon Bark. This is a powerful but "hot" oil. It is very strong, so it and Thieves should always be diluted with a carrier oil when being taken internally or applied topically. It is also one of the most powerful cleansers amongst essential oils (179). This is what lends the blend its warm, Christmas like smell. This oil also soothes discomfort, supports circulatory health, and supports healthy digestion.

Then there is Eucalyptus Radiata.  Eucalyptus supports the respiratory system, soothes, and cleanses.

Finally, there is Rosemary. It supports mental clarity and concentration, supports the liver and immune system, encourages healthy weight maintenance, and supports the respiratory system. And like all the other oils in this blend, it is a powerful cleanser.

Specific Blends & Uses:
  • Add a couple drops of Thieves to soap, cleaning products, and smelly laundry to deodorize, detox, and increase efficacy.
  • Diffuse with Peppermint and Copaiba to support the immune and respiratory systems and energize.
  • Diffuse with Lavender and Copaiba to soothe and support restful sleep.
  • Diffuse with Peppermint and Cinnamon Bark during the winter season to support the respiratory system and create a warm, holiday atmosphere.
  • Ingest with Peppermint and Copaiba to support digestive comfort and the immune system.
  • Ingest with Frankincense and Lavender to soothe discomfort, detox, uplift, and support the immune system.
  • Combine in a roll-on blend with Orange and Melrose to support the immune system.
  • Combine with Lemon and Melaleuca Alternifolia to create an All Purpose Cleaner.
  • Combine with Peppermint, Purification, and Melrose to create a non-toxic outdoors and anti-itch spray.

If you're interested in learning more about how essential oils could benefit you and your family email me at rach.dorian@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you and answer all your questions!

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT intended as medical advice of any kind because I am not a doctor. These statements have not been tested or evaluated by the FDA and so they are NOT intended to cure, treat, or prevent disease. They only help your body to do what it was meant to do. Caution should be exercised with first time oil use - skin patch tests prior to use and dilution with carrier oil - especially in children. Children, especially under the age of 6, should never ingest essential oils without advice of a healthcare professional since they are concentrated and potent. If you are under the care of a physician, nursing, taking prescription medication, or pregnant please consult your doctor prior to use. Keep essential oils out of reach of children.

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