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20 Uses of Thieves Oil That You Can Try Today

Thieves oil has been used for centuries to help a variety of illnesses and keep them at bay.  They are a must have oil in your healthy arsenal.  Young Living Thieves Oil has a million and one uses, here are 20 of my favorite ways to incorporate it into our daily healthy living.

I absolutely LOVE Thieves oil–I love it so much that I try to find reasons to use it. 🙂


  1. Cold Sore-Place a drop or two into a teaspoon of  carrier oil ( almond or coconut)  and apply directly to affected area.
  2. Handy All-Purpose Cleaner- Add 10-12 drops to a spray bottle half filled with vinegar and half water, shake well- use for countertops, floors,  and appliances.
  3. General Disinfectant- Add 5l drops of Thieves to a bottle of distilled water, spray public spaces like shopping carts, toilets, table tops water fountains,etc..
  4. Sanitizing Hand Soap- Add Thieves to your favorite homemade soap (or hand sanitizer) recipe.
  5. Clean Toys- Add 10 drops of the oil to a spray bottle of water, saturate toys with mixture and allow to sit for 10 minutes, rinse, dry well before next use.
  6. Floor Cleaner- Add 5 drops of oil to a sinkful of water to help clean and sanitize floors.
  7. Ease Bug Bites- Add a drop of thieves oil directly  to bite to relieve the stinging and itching.
  8. Effective Toothpaste- Combine 2-3 drops of thieves oil with 1 Tbsp. baking soda for a great homemade toothpaste, add a drop or two of peppermint as well.
  9. Build Immunity – Mix Thieves with a carrier oil like coconut oil and rub onto soles of feet- adults and children, nightly, cover with socks.
  10. Sore Throat Spray- Add Thieves oil to purified water, and a couple drops of peppermint. Shake up in a small spray bottle- spray into throat for relief from pain.
  11. Relieve Aches and Pains- Combine a tsp. of carrier oil with 2 drops Thieves, rub onto sore areas several times a day.
  12. Homemade Vicks– Include a few drops in your DIY Vicks recipe to boost the benefits ( coconut oil, peppermint, and eucalyptus).
  13. Sanitize The Dishwasher- Drip a few drops inside  your dishwasher, process an  empty load to sanitize and eliminate  unpleasant odors.
  14. Deodorize Pet Bedding– Fill a spray bottle  with water, add several drops of  oil then mist over pet beds.
  15. Bug repellent– Combine in a spray bottle with rosemary, basil, lavender, and peppermint, the blend creates a DIY bug spray.
  16. Relieve Sinus Pressure– Place a  few drops in a bowl of steaming water, cover your head with a towel, lean over it and inhale deeply for relief.
  17. Headache Relief–  Place some on your temples, or many find relief by putting  a drop on the thumb and press to the roof of your mouth for 2 minutes.
  18. DIY Dryer Sheet– Dampen a rag ( I like to use old cut up t shirts) add 2 drops of thieves and toss in dryer with clothes.
  19. Laundry Boost-Combine 5 drops oil with laundry soap, fabric softener, or straight to wash water to clean and deodorize.
  20. Air purifier- Use Thieves in your diffuser daily, especially during cold and flu season to clean the air.

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  1. SLNY

    April 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Yes, Thieves oil is awesome. My grandmother use to use it as an air freshener and in the laundry. She always used when somebody in the house was getting sick.

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