Does Thieves Essential Oil Really Work? Science Has a Say.
Even if you’re not familiar with the world of essential oils, you may have heard of the famous Thieves blend being used for killing germs and supporting a healthy immune system.
The Young Living Thieves blend of essential oils is made up of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. The legend is that 15th century thieves rubbed these oils on themselves during the plague so as not to contract disease while robbing the dead and dying.
Some studies were done with the efficacy of these so-called “Miracle Plants” They looked at the antimicrobial activity of Clove and Rosemary alone and in combination. Both on their own had significant effects against 3 Gram-positive bacteria, 3 Gram-negative bacteria, and 2 fungi, and the combination of the two oils together had additive, synergistic, or antagonistic effects against each microorganism.
Another study looked at 13 essential oils and their effect on 65 bacterial strains with varying sensitivity to antibiotics. Their conclusion was that Cinnamon Bark had the highest antimicrobial activity, especially against resistant strains.
In addition a home experiment done by someone with a PhD in biochemistry – who does not use essential oils on a regular basis really wanted to look at if this really worked well-for the science of it of course.
And guess what she found out? Thieves killed bacteria – better than vinegar, and just as well as hydrogen peroxide.
Thieves, Killing it since the 15th century.
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