The story centres around the Bubonic Plague that swept across Europe. It is believed that during this tragic period, four thieves went from house to house and proceeded to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After a great run the thieves were captured and tried for their countless acts of robbery. Leniency was offered by the judge if the thieves opened up and shared how they were able to be around those afflicted long enough to rob them, but not be affected by the illness themselves. The secret is out!
To back up this theory, physicians were also seen trialling similar methods during this time period. This usually involved wearing masks that contained a combination of herbs, spices and essential oils, to keep them safe from the afflicted once again.
Four Thieves essential oil blend is a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): Cinnamon bark, also high in antioxidants, is known for its ability to support the digestive system and improve circulation. Clove (Eugenia caryophyllus): Cloves are rich is eugenol – commonly used by dentists for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties – and scores highest on the ORAC scale for antioxidant properties.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora): Eucalyptus has been reported to be an effective means to fight bacterial infections when used topically. Lemon (Citrus limon): Lemon oil is another antioxidant that is able to also be used as a natural cleanser.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): An energizing essential oil – Rosemary can help in restoring mental alertness when experiencing feelings of intense fatigue and fight lung infections.
Four Thieves has antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral, and immune-stimulating properties. This makes it excellent for cleaning, diffusing and other topical uses but to top it all off, Four Thieves also boasts an impressive aromatic scent.