My dear friend, and fellow crunchy, gave me this Thieves Spray many years ago. I loved it instantly. The smell is like Christmas and yet it is a critter killer.
Since that time, I’ve used essential oils more and more in my daily life and once I got the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, I knew I wanted to learn how to make Thieves Spray for myself. Not only is it less expensive, I can control exactly what I put into the solution.
A little background on Thieves Essential Oil
In the Late Middle Ages, Europe was devastated by the Black Death, or bubonic plague, which killed a third of the human population. Out of this period, a legend emerged of four thieves who were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the thieves were tried, the officials offered leniency if they would reveal how they didn’t contract the horribly contagious disease. The thieves confessed using a special concoction of aromatic herbs, including garlic, cloves and rosemary, that they rubbed on themselves before committing their crimes.
How to Make Thieves Spray: The Modern Day Version
Inspired by this, Young Living created an essential oil blend that combines these herbs, less garlic, and that’s one of their best selling oils. And for good reason. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.
How To Use Thieves Spray
While you can diffuse Thieves oil or apply topically with great results, I wanted to create Thieves spray for easy tasks around the house or when we travel.
I use this Young Living Thieves Spray copycat to:
- Clean toddler toys
- Sanitize public restroom seats
- Wipe down cutting boards
- Wash fruits and vegetables
- Freshen gym bags
- Clean airplane armrests and serving trays
- Spray in the room to remove musty or heavy food odors
The uses of this spray are really endless. It can even get gum out of a child’s hair! And it’s super easy to make.
How To Make Thieves Spray
- 2 oz. dark glass spray bottle (like this one)
- 1 tsp. organic witch hazel (like this one)
- 10-15 drops of Young Living Thieves oil (where to buy)
- Almost 2 oz. of distilled water
In your clean spray bottle, add 10-15 drops of your Thieves oil. Next add 1 tsp. of witch hazel. Then pour distilled water into bottle until full. Put on your spray top and use as you see fit. That’s it!
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